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Join David Hatton on March 5th for our free webinar as he discusses the various methods and applications for Geometallurgy while presenting real-life case studies of how SGS' Geometallurgy approach has helped companies across the entire mining life cycle.


Mar 05, 2021, 14:00


Mar 05, 2021, 15:00



Many approaches and tools have been developed in Geometallurgy, with greater understanding of mapping the ore deposit and its characteristics to the metallurgical prediction of pay-metal production. However, over the life of the deposit few of the current approaches and tools define and measure the risk and probability of production outcomes given the variability in the deposit.

 With a riskier global mining investment environment, never has it been of critical importance to describe an ore body and its variability in terms of geological genesis, mineralogical components and compositional characteristics, fully linked to the metallurgical processing performance with more accurate advanced prediction. Only by quantifying the ore variability and its future processing risks allows the full value of the deposit to be determined with more confidence.

How is this done today with the various Geometallurgical tools, measurement indices and models currently applied? Across this spectrum, SGS presents a landscape of what is out there and what currently is used in dealing with the risk and the uncertainty of mapping actual ore characteristics to its processing and net revenue generation. SGS proposes that embracing all these tools needs to be undertaken by understanding their relative accuracy, fundamental basis of calculation and their application to either the individual ore sample, ore domain or to an ore block in the deposit block model.

Case study examples in grinding and flotation Geometallurgical mapping with associated risk / probability quantification are presented. These illustrate the value of the above risk management approach for economic trade off decisions in green fields project design and brown field plant expansions. Additionally, monthly production forecasting sets realistic targets to recognize and mitigate against suboptimal performance.  


Event Details

Date/Time: March 5th, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Cost: No Charge

Language: English

Presenter: David Hatton, Group Manager, Geometallurgy



For further information, please contact:

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


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