Metallurgy and Mineral Processing

Unlocking mineral wealth

To maximize a mining project’s economic returns, it is essential to analyse the mineral’s metallurgical characteristics and the available processing options. This should be done at all project stages, from exploration and evaluation through to plant operation, and when planning circuit changes and expansions.

SRK’s experienced metallurgists and processing engineers will help you develop and evaluate metallurgical testwork programs, design flowsheets, optimize operations, and conduct technical studies and due diligence audits. We will also act as technical advisors to support and mentor your operations personnel.

Together with other SRK specialists in geology, geochemistry and mining, we will work closely with you to deliver a process solution tailored to your project’s specific requirements.

Heap leach consultants strive to maximize product recovery while minimizing risks to safety and environment.
Our approach to heap leach engineering follows the traditional custom of initially defining project criteria, and then focusing on the most efficient manner to develop conceptual and ultimately detailed engineering design drawings, specifications and quality assurance programs that meet the project criteria. Project criteria typically include: Regulatory criteria including prescriptive...

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Designing gold project flowsheets

It has been said that gold was one of the first metals to be mined. As deposits with free, coarse gold were depleted and the volume of mining increased, process flowsheet design became more and more complicated. Read more…

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