Our EDAX XRF allows us to analyse many samples rapidly in-house, enabling test programs to be adapted and updated with immediate effect. To ensure accuracy we utilise a range of relevant certified reference materials, and check analysis is generally also conducted at external assay laboratories.
Our microscope imaging facilities allow us to examine test products, assess particle sizes of valuable and gangue minerals, determine liberation properties and, where necessary, adapt test programs accordingly and timeously.
Whilst generic gravity gold tests, for example, provide mass balances under ideal laboratory conditions and can allow modelling for plant simulation, the addition of microscope imaging provides further insight for scaling up from bench tests to plant reality. Our microscope yields information that an assay alone cannot, such as degree of liberation, extent of tarnishing, particle shape factor (which can affect gravity recovery), and so on.