Sample Selection

An investment decision is only as good as the sampling procedure that the decision was based upon.

The challenges of sensor-based ore sorting project development and operation are strongly linked to the challenges of sampling. This mainly has to do with the large particle size and the much higher Fundamental Sampling Error for sampling larger mineral sizes. Additionally, separation is often based on separation criteria, which do not have an obvious relation to the mineral – or value of the full ore. The combination of those two factors stresses the importance of due diligence in sensor-based ore sorting project development and puts full focus on the necessary process sampling during operation for process control and optimisation. SIX-S offers unique triple competence and experience in geometallurgy, sampling and sensor-based ore sorting to counter the challenges and unfold business potential.