Nordgold Automates Laboratory Testing in the Gross Region
London, United Kingdom, 22 July 2021 – Nord Gold plc ("Nordgold" or the "Company"), the internationally diversified gold producer, has completed the deployment of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at its operations in the world class, highly prospective Gross Gold Mining Region in the southwestern part of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia, Russia), after a successful pilot exercise. The implementation of LIMS will increase productivity and enhance the accuracy of Nordgold’s laboratory testing and reporting by automating the collection, analysis and storage of laboratory data.
The Gross region comprises the current flagship Gross mine, as well as the Taborny mine and the Tokko development project. Nordgold has established a significant footprint in the region which provides a solid foundation of current performance and future low cost growth. Up to 700 geological samples from Gross and Taborny mines are processed daily in the Region's laboratory to measure gold grade in ore from the deposits. The laboratory also analyses 450–600 samples taken from the Gross and Taborny mine’s processing facilities. The laboratory also serves the Tokko development project. In addition, the laboratory is involved in environmental monitoring, monitoring the quality of drinking and natural water, wastewater, outdoor air and the air in the operational area of the processing facilities.
"By integrating LIMS software with measuring devices, we can obtain and report reliable information from our testing processes quickly and accurately, enabling us to make prompt decisions on streamlining operations at virtually any stage of the production chain at the Region’s operations. In addition, the system keeps records of equipment, personnel, regulatory documentation, reagents and standard samples. As all processes are automated, this improves the efficiency of laboratory management, simplifies our employees' work and thereby increasing the laboratory capacity," said Anastasiya Chernykh, Head of the Laboratory.
More than four million roubles (US$ 50,000) have been invested in the automation of the Gross laboratory.
All of the laboratory's employees have received the required training and are successfully using this world-class solution in their daily operations.
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About Gross Region
The Gross Region is a highly prospective region in Yakutia, Russia, which includes Nordgold’s current largest mine Gross, as well as the Taborny mine and the Tokko development project and a number of promising exploration areas located in the South-West of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Nordgold intends to successfully complete two near-term initiatives with high potential: the expansion of Gross and the development of the Tokko project and continue exploration activities in the region aiming to discover new prospect deposits. The Company will also continue to invest in geological exploration in the region to discover new promising deposits. The Region provides about 2,000 jobs.
Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with about 7,800 people operating a portfolio of nine mines (in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia and Kazakhstan) and a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia and the Americas. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier one gold mining assets with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency and operating in an environmentally responsible manner.