Ore characterisation & reserve estimation
With significant influence on productivity and cost structure of the mining system, sensor-based ore sorting has a significant impact on the cut-off grade. Quantifying this impact with reliable procedures to factor sorting into the reserve is necessary for capital markets and as a sound basis for mine development and production planning.
Understanding the effects of ore sorting on defining the reserve is crucial for the geometallurgical evaluation. Characteristics, such as texture, heterogeneity and potential detection features are taken into consideration. With decades of experiences in sensor-based ore sorting and a strong background in geometallurgy, SIX-S offers unique methodologies and experience to design appropriate sampling and test work campaigns.