1986: Development began on Generation-1 Design
1988: First prototype completed
1992: First patent granted
1993: Independent analyses showed recovery efficiency close to 95% and comparisons with conventional screen deck sluicing showed recovery improvements of up to 40% with 75% less water, setup time reduction from a month to several days and overall costs reduced by 45%.
1998: one Model-100, four large 200-ton and sixteen 5-ton units had been sold to mining operations in Canada, China, Mexico and the USA.
1999-2002: Company focused on use of HPC technology for own mining operations in Canada and commenced development and refinement of Generation-2 Technology
2003: Filed Generation-2 patents and began marketing of HPC Technology in N.America, Germany and South Africa
2004: Official launch of Generation-2 machinery at MinExpo 04 in Las Vegas.
2005-2007: Refinement of Generation-2 technology platform.
2008: Release of updated HPC-10: larger size for higher capacity and more robust construction for 7 X 24 operation.
2009: Introduction of HPC-30.
2010: Introduction of HPC-15.
Note: HPC design feedback and operating experience exceeds 125,000 machine-hours (equivalent to more than 14 years of 24 hour per day, 7 day per week operation).