Geometallurgy is the inclusion of metallurgical test results together with traditional analytical and geological data in mine resource modelling. This statistical analysis provides a more holistic picture of the resource including processing and handling. Few other resource sectors have embraced geometallurgy more than the iron ore majors. One of the most important statistical parameters of hematite direct shipping ores (DSO) is the ratio of lump (+6mm rocks) to that of fines content (<6mm particles) and all of the material characteristics of the two fractions. At the Iron Ore Technical Centre in Wangara, Western Australia, ALS has an entire laboratory and expert team of metallurgists and technicians devoted to this area of metallurgy.
ALS provide comprehensive geometallurgical testing for hematite ores at the IOTC, as follows:
Geometallurgical testwork programs routinely occur in conjunction with chemical analysis or HyloggingTM Spectrographic Analysis testwork and magnetic separation testwork.
ALS understands geometallurgy is unlimited in its statistical inputs and we are more than happy to include bespoke or unusual testing in your geometallurgy program.
Please contact us for further details.
Generally, yes. ALS has facilities and procedures to treat fibrous and radioactive samples. Surcharges do apply, however, to cover safety equipment, monitoring and decontamination.: The HPGR is equipped with high powered dust extraction and can be fully enclosed via tailored tenting systems to allow for the evaluation of potentially hazardous ore types.
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, 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.
No, as it is not our core business and would put us in direct competition with many of our clients. In the case of HPGR testwork programs, KMA as equipment suppliers, provide engineering and consultancy for their industrial units and can provide relevant information for the manufacture and supply of appropriate Koeppern HPGR units.
HPGR test products can be utilized as part of larger metallurgical testwork programs in the production of suitably sized product for downstream testing including:
Click on the above links or contact us for further information. We can integrate a full program for you if required.