Direct Measurement of Submicroscopic Gold: Methods and Applications

The ability to recover gold effectively is largely dependent on the nature/carriers of gold and the mineral processing techniques utilized. Gold ores […]

MinAssist in the Media – Midas Mission

The recent crash in the gold price has placed operators and explorers in a difficult position, needing to increase discoveries and production […]

Process mineralogy at the Hillside Cu-Au Project

The Hillside Cu-Au Project, located within striking distance of Adelaide in South Australia was discovered in 2008-2009 and since then a Resource of 330Mt @ 0.8% Cu(eq) has been defined and 120Mt @0.77% Cu(eq) converted into Reserves. Rex Minerals completed a pre-feasibility study in October 2012 and are progressing with development of a 15Mtpa processing facility to produce a proposed 70,000 tonnes of Cu and 50,000oz of gold, along with a sweetener of 1.2Mtpa of magnetite. This will all be done for a C1 cash operating cost of US$1.2/lb Cu (Eq), which is very impressive.

MinAssist in the Media: Ask the Expert – Value from Mineralogy

Check out the latest issue of the Mining Magazine for an article by MinAssist’s, Dr Will Goodall.  In  this Ask the Expert column […]

Australian Gold Processing – Trans IMM C special issue

MinAssist was delighted to have our paper, “The use of QEMSCAN in practical gold deportment studies”, included in this special issue. We encouraged anyone interested in the Australian gold industry to have a look at the content of the special issue and see the excellent work that is being done to advance gold processing and our understanding of gold deposits in Australia.

Practical gold deportment studies

The deportment of gold in plant feed, product or tailing samples is the primary driver behind how we can best recover that gold or in the case of tailings, why it was lost. As the gold price climbs, recovery of every available ounce of gold becomes more desirable and consequently developing a fundamental understanding of gold deportment should be the first action of anyone involved in gold processing.