OptimOre Project – increasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production

MINEX FORUM | June 2, 2017
img0 Authors: Dr Peter Graham Research, Director , INTERKONSULT LTD Alexander Graham, Research Engineer, INTERKONSULT LTD OptimOre is a new initiative designed to improve the recovery of two of the world’s most critical raw materials – Tungsten and Tantalum. Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (Grant No 642201), the initiative sees innovative ...

Nano-technology comes to mining

MINEX Forum | October 26, 2016
img0 Image: mineweb.com Nano-technology could come to the rescue of ailing gold companies.  A new recovery method using nano-technology promises to improve gold recoveries by upwards of 40%, and in some tests has achieved improvements of an astonishing 90%. For marginal mine operators, this is could clearly be a game changer. In August, the technology transitioned from ...

Polymer beads to improve gold recovery

MINEX Forum | July 12, 2016
img0 Image: http://www.mininghistoryassociation.org/ Source: http://www.mining-technology.com/news/news6th-wave-launches-new-ixos-bead-gold-mining-industry-4945355 US-based 6th Wave Innovations has launched the new IXOS nanotechnology bead for the gold mining industry. The new molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) ion exchange resin is expected to increase gold mining profits by around $100 per ounce in processing savings. Each IXOS bead is imprinted at the molecular level to attract gold and ignore ...