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Development of recovery domains: examples from the Prominent Hill IOCG deposit, Australia


Hunt, J and Berry, R and Bradshaw, D and Triffett, B and Walters, S, Development of recovery domains: examples from the Prominent Hill IOCG deposit, Australia, Minerals Engineering, 64 pp. 7-14. ISSN 0892-6875 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2014.03.014


New methods and concepts for recovery domaining with outputs that are suitable for geometallurgical modelling are being investigated. In the work reported here, mineralogical and textural information obtained for drill core samples by a combination of techniques has been investigated to develop models for predicting recovery. The simplest and cheapest method involves assay data only and gives predicted results with ∼4% RMS error. Since this model involves only assay data it could be used to predict Cu recovery values for the remainder of the deposit. The predicted Cu recovery values can be used to rank samples and divide the deposit into recovery domains that are suitable for integration into the planning process for mining, mineral processing and scheduling.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:geometallurgy, IOCG deposit, Prominent Hill, Cu recovery, sulphide ores
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Geology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Objective Field:Mining and extraction of copper ores
UTAS Author:Hunt, J (Dr Julie Hunt)
UTAS Author:Berry, R (Associate Professor Ron Berry)
ID Code:98368
Year Published:2014
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (P843A)
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2015-02-12
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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