ALS offers a full-service of metallurgical testwork. We can accommodate a simple amenability cyanidation test, progressing to scoping studies on master composites, right through to bankable feasibility studies encompassing comprehensive ore type optimisation, process validation, and variability studies.
Rather than a corner set aside for bottle rolls, ALS runs an entirely separate facility fully dedicated to gold related metallurgical testing. The laboratory is out-fitted with all of the industry accepted processing equipment and staffed with long-serving professional laboratory metallurgists and technicians. Our team’s knowledge measures in the hundreds of years. With this sort of capability and proficiency, clients can be confident that their gold testing program will be facilitated to its exact needs, encompassing all the finer nuances of this area of processing and not to an assumed prescribed recipe.
We understand that metallurgical testwork is not a one-size –fits-all or a pick-off-a-menu proposition, and so we are happy to help walk you through the process. Or you might know exactly what you want and just need some clarifications.
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Short answer is yes, for indicative testing on known samples. Keep in mind that the RC drilling process imparts a lot of energy into the material and produces in many cases a very fine particle size distribution, possibly much finer than required. This will influence free gold liberation and possibly skew results. Diamond drill core or ROM material are always preferable for metallurgical testwork.
Well, that depends on the sample material and extent of the program, but some rough guidelines are as follows:/p>
Yes, up to 4x40' sea containers at one time.
Generally, yes. ALS has facilities and procedures to treat fibrous and radioactive samples. Surcharges do apply, however, to cover safety equipment, monitoring and decontamination.
ALS is a quarantine approved premises and treats many samples of oversea origin. Strict regulatory requirements are in needed around packaging and paperwork, however. ALS can advise you on these requirements.
Yes, ALS can filter your plant slurry samples as required.
Generally, no. Insurance and safety protocols typically prevent renting laboratory space and this is not part of our business model. Exceptions can be made under certain circumstances though, where larger test programs are already in place.
Yes, clients are always welcome to visit our facilities and observe samples or tests in progress. Inductions are required and other rules may apply to visitors.
Yes, if a testwork program is in progress, ALS will happily dispatch testwork products and feed samples to vendors, third party laboratories, and customers as required. Fees apply.
Generally, it is not required as the engineering around gold processing is so highly developed after many decades and the construction of hundreds of gold processing plants. Exceptions do arise, however, so contact us if you have an unusual requirement and will see what we can do to assist.
No, as it is not our core business and would put us in direct competition with many of our clients. We can, however, put you in contact with a range of reputable engineering providers and consultants.
Gold testwork rarely happens in isolation and typically many other processes are required pre and post gold testwork, as follows:
Click on the above links or contact us for further information. We can integrate a full program for you if required.