Geometallurgical Modeling

It corresponds spatial modeling geometallurgical attributes which impact the performance of metallurgical processes. The attributes that are typically considered are:
  • Recovery and/or metallurgical extraction
  • Crushability
  • Hardness (work index)
  • Acid consumption
  • Feed mineralogy
  • Leaching or bioleaching test (sequential copper assays)
As standard practice GeoInnova recommends in a local estimate, the use of simple low cost tests that are more abundant and have spatial correlation with complex, scarce and expensive metallurgical test in order to coregionalisate by cokriging a local estimate, that can be incorporated to mine planning .