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Geometallurgy aims to optimize mining productivity by linking the mineralogical knowledge of the mine ore to the mining and metallurgical production processes. The mains tasks include:

  • Percent mineralogical identification of the mine deposit. Planning and research of primary mine ore properties.

  • Identify geological features such as lithology, alteration, structural tendencies, that may control metallurgical performances.

  • Contrasting all secondary mineral properties of the ore with the main metallurgical studies of the mine and complete required test if necessary.
  • Improve the ore control by integrating the mineralogical information to the metallurgical results. Definition of the geo-metallurgical domains.

  • Modelling and integration of the geometallurgical domains into the mine block model.