Core Group has carried out numerous bench and pilot scale test programmes relating to ore dressing by flotation. The test programmes have covered a wide array of ores – Gold, Silver, PGM’s, and base metals and at various levels of complexity with respect to operating conditions including CPS, flotation of UFG products and locked cycle testing. Core Group is also equipped with a number of Jameson Cells for laboratory or on site pilot testing.
Some of the major flotation programmes carried out at Core include Nena and Frieda Copper Gold Project – Papua New Guinea, Pueblo Viejo Gold Zinc Project – Dominican Republic, and PT Freeport OK Tedi Copper and Gold Mine – Indonesia. In many cases, the progress of flotation test programmes was greatly enhanced by the availability of Core’s consulting mineralogist who can undertake optical microscope mineral liberation analyses of the flotation products.
Selected project experience:
Flotation Testwork, OK Tedi Copper/Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea