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GTK’s Mineral Processing Unit’s Mineralogy Team consists of competent researchers who are specialised in process mineralogy. We offer our clients top-class research services with modern equipment.

Mineralogy studies are required during the entire lifecycle of a mineral deposit to prospect ore, assess the deposit, plan a mine and enrichment plant, as well as conduct product quality control.

The mining industry uses different kinds of enrichment techniques to enrich valuable ores. Several mineralogical factors influence the enrichment of minerals, such as particle size, liberation, association, non-economically desirable minerals, and chemical consistency of particles. Process mineralogy research methods can often be used to find the reasons for problems in mineral enrichment, such as in a case where the output volume is low.

Our process mineralogy consulting services include:

  • General mineralogy
  • Base metal mineralogy
  • Industrial mineral mineralogy
  • Precious metal mineralogy
  • High-tech mineral mineralogy

Our research equipment and methods include:

  • Optical microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • MLA – Mineral Liberation Analyser
  • Camexa SX 100 microprobe

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