MinAssist offers a range of integrated mineralogy consulting services aimed at adding value to test work programs that include (but are not limited to) the following:
Utilising mineralogical information for early stage conceptual flowsheet development and economic modelling.Scoping, Pre-feasibility & Feasibility Studies
Supporting integrated mineralogical and metallurgical test work.Ore Characterisation and Predictive Mineralogy
Reviewing ore type definitions, developing structured programs to reduce process variability and improve efficiency, and establishing / managing ore monitoring programs.Gold and Mineral Deportment
Quantitative and qualitative studies.
Enabling on-going benefit to be derived from integrated mineralogical monitoring of key process streams.
Investigating a circuit or flowsheet for mineralogically-controlled improvement opportunities.Mineralogical Test Work
Undertaking testwork set-up, management and analysis.
Examining the mineralogy and elemental deportment of phases with environmental significance to aid tailings management.
MinAssist has developed a series of pre-defined Circuit Health Checks that a busy project metallurgist can select straight 'off the shelf', run with a minimum of hassle, and gain some quick recovery benefits. Simply select the most applicable health check study, collect the relevant sample and MinAssist will do the rest.
The grinding circuit can account for up to 40% of energy costs within a process circuit.
Understanding the behavior of material through the grinding circuit is a significant step on the right path for reducing costs, minimising energy use for sustainable practice and ultimately improving recoveries in down stream circuits.
The Flotation Health Check uses process mineralogy, and specifically the theoretical grade recovery curve and particle textures, to examine the flotation circuit and gain valuable insights.
Focuses on feed quality, causes of dilution, overall efficiciency, recovery of specific fraction sizes and mechanical vs mineralogy issues.
A process mineralogical study of the tailings stream that provides a valuable insight into the proportion of recoverable vs non-recoverable losses; and may identify material that can be recovered without major operational changes. That is, can recovery be improved at an acceptable operational cost and still maintain the desired concentrate grade?
Find out how we can help, including an obligation-free project assessment.