Processing Plants may be located anywhere (self-contained energy requirements), regardless of water supply. There is no water to pump or bring from a distance, therefore eliminating the cost of pipes, pumps and related overhead costs.
In most cases the Dry Processing Plants increase capacity, cut down on the number of units and space necessary; resulting in smaller and less expensive plants with lower power costs.
Due to greater sensitivity to slight differences in density of the particles, Dry Processing Plants will successfully treat ores which are not amenable to wet concentration in the gravity separation methods.
Dry ore may be efficiently separated at the economical releasing point of the minerals, thus making sure the resulting products are dry and are handled, shipped and marketed at a lower cost than wet processing methods.
Since no water is needed to produce separation, climatic conditions will not affect efficient operation.
Using a proprietary dry and chemical free extraction method considerably reduces the recovery costs, by eliminating the use of water, pipes and/or flumes, which are an enormous expensive and are subject to very strict regulation by the EPA and other state and federal agencies.
This significantly changes the mine tailing paradigm because it is non-polluting and eliminates the oversight of regulatory agencies. Further, conventional recovery methods recovery only approximately 12% of the 29 different types of gold. Apache's proprietary system recovers upwards of 85% of the gold because much of the gold is trapped in various forms which were previously unrecoverable, e.g., gold trapped in quartz, previously unrecoverable due to the inability to separate.
We have an established relationship with the inventor of this technology. In addition to development and usage rights, Apache has secured the rights to purchase ownership of this advanced technology. This is a significant advancement that could be worth a tremendous amount of asset value and revenues in the future.