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Don’t miss Sarah Prout on January 14th for our live webinar as she shares how ESME can assist early stage programs and provide data including metal recovery and the possible flowsheet configurations earlier in the project life cycle to provide future direction of the project.


Jan 14, 2021, 14:00


Jan 14, 2021, 15:00



Most mining companies have various properties within their portfolio; as well as the need to make decisions on where to focus drilling activities, the cost of drilling has become more expensive so there is the need to get the most out of the core drilled along with having additional robust information to raise financing and for other companies to identify potential JV opportunities.  Understanding the metal recovery will help to support these decisions and provide additional insight into the project. 

SGS has developed an early stage program, designed to provide information on metal recovery and mineralogy along with environmental characterization of tailings produced; all as a cost-effective package.

For gold deposits, the sample will be submitted for gravity recovery using a laboratory scale Knelson concentrator, with the Knelson tailing submitted for rougher flotation and the rougher tail submitted for cyanide leaching, with the final tailings submitted for a modified ABA test.  Mineralogy and assaying on the head sample and various products will also be carried out. Whereas for copper projects, the sample will be submitted for head mineralogy and assaying and rougher flotation. However, the package can also be tailored to specific tests as required.

This data can then be used to provide an early indication of metal recovery and the possible flowsheet configurations to provide future direction of the project in terms of a go or no go.


Learning Outcomes 

  • How does a project develop from prospecting to production through to closure and where does metallurgy and mineralogy fit in?
  • Background on metallurgical testing and how it can be used to extract minerals/metals


Event Details

Date/Time: January 14, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Cost: No Charge

Language: English

Presenter: Sarah Prout, Vancouver Metallurgy Manager


For further information, please contact:

Zac Brown 
Marketing Specialist, Minerals
t: +1 289 233 4135 


About SGS 

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.