PhotonAssay to be deployed at Barrick operations

Assay services provider MSALABS has forged a partnership with Barrick Gold and Chrysos to deliver the latter’s PhotonAssay technology to Barrick mine sites across four continents. The partnership will commence with the deployment of three PhotonAssay units to the Nevada Gold Mines complex in the United States. 

Delivering faster, safer and more accurate analysis, Chrysos PhotonAssay is an environmentally-friendly replacement for fire assay on-site and in the laboratory. It has already been deployed at Barrick’s Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania and its Kibali operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

“Barrick’s global adoption of our technology is a watershed moment for us, underlining PhotonAssay’s superiority to outdated and hazardous fire assay methods,” added Chrysos Managing Director and CEO Dirk Treasure. “Together with the team at MSALABS, we look forward to bringing the same operational and environmental benefits being delivered at Bulyanhulu and Kibali in Africa to more of Barrick’s gold mines.”

MSALABS said there is potential to deploy up to 10 more PhotonAssay units to other Barrick projects by the end of 2025, subject to finalizing due diligence. 

Source: Capital Limited

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