Geometallurgical Mapping and Mine Modelling
Project No. :P843A Status :Complete
AMIRA : Mr Joe Cucuzza
Duration : 4 years

The initial P843 project made major advances in developing practical methodologies and tools to deliver predictive measures of processing performance. It delivered a wide range of hardware and software tools with demonstrated potential for routine application. These include lower-cost physical testing devices for comminution, automated core loggers and a range of imaging and microscopy platforms. These are linked to enabling software for specialist textural analysis, multivariate modelling and data integration. This extension project continue this work with an increasing emphasis on large-scale site-based studies. The research was extended to new deposit types and processing attributes (early environmental characteristics, blasting and predictive leaching) not covered in the original project. Case studies include Los Bronces, La Colosa, Cowal, Escondida, Codelco Norte, Andina, Cadia East, Telfer and Prominent Hill. A further aim of P843A was to provide technology transfer mechanisms to support sponsors in the implementation of these tools and methods.

Research Providers

  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits
  • Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
  • CRC ORE (Optimising Resource Extraction)
  • CSIRO Mineral Resources Flagship
  • CSIRO Process Science and Engineering
  • Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)
  • Parker CRC for Hydrometallurgy Solutions
  • University of Tasmania
  • W H Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre