Geometallurgy

JKTech takes a multi-disciplinary approach to geometallurgy from the understanding the rock through to the product to identify improvement opportunities and risks, enable sustainable process optimisation and improve forecasting at a tactical and/or strategic level. This approach includes the characterisation, classification to material types, modelling the spatial variability of material types followed by modelling the expected performance under constrained conditions. In our view, geometallurgy extends beyond the traditional metallurgical processes such as comminution, flotation, separation by density, and leaching, to include other key extraction processes such as blasting, acid mine drainage, dewatering, dust and material handling.

JKTech geometallurgical expertise includes:

Geometallurgical Consulting

JKTech’s interdisciplinary approach enable us to assist clients to undertake a part or the whole of the journey to delivering value. The journey includes the identification of key processing issues, design and analysis of geometallurgical characterisation programs, identification of key geological drivers of performance, classification and domaining, proxy based data analysis and models, spatial modelling, performance models based, forecasting, scenario modelling and technical risk assessments.

Geometallurgical Characterisation

JKTech offers a suite of geometallurgical tests for the small mass, high volume characterisation of processing attributes and performance as well as the traditional metallurgical tests. Characterisation can include XRD, process mineralogy; crushing, grinding and abrasion tests; rougher and cleaner flotation tests; static and kinetic acid rock drainage tests.

Predictive Analytics

It is also a key tool in geometallurgical and JK Value Chain Optimisation projects with integration and analysis of the disparate data from drilling, geology, mining, and processing areas.

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