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

Hunt, Julie, Berry, Ron, Bradshaw, Dee, Triffett, Brett and Walters, Steve (2014) Development of recovery domains: Examples from the Prominent Hill IOCG deposit, Australia. Minerals Engineering, 64 7-14. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2014.03.014


Author Hunt, Julie
Berry, Ron
Bradshaw, Dee
Triffett, Brett
Walters, Steve
Title Development of recovery domains: Examples from the Prominent Hill IOCG deposit, Australia
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
1872-9444
Publication date 2014-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2014.03.014
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 64
Start page 7
End page 14
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract 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.
Keyword Geometallurgical modelling
Recovery
Sulphide ores
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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