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ALS Minerals
Iron Ore Technical Centre (IOTC)
An Industry Focused Service Offering
R IG H T S O L U T I O N S | R I G H T PA RT N E R
IRON ORE TECHNICAL CENTRE (IOTC)
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7000m2 FACILITY
Analytical - XRF
Haematite Testing
HyLoggerTM
Web Access via CoreViewerTM
Magnetite Upgrading
Iron Ore Beneficiation
Pilot Plant Operations
Davis Tube Recovery (DTR)
Heavy Liquid Separation
Mineralogical Investigations
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Services Offered
Primary Services
• Analytical Services for:
– Exploration
– Resource Definition
• Metallurgical Services for:
– Process development
and optimisation
– Ore characterisation and
beneficiation
– Continuous pilot plant
testing
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Analytical - Exploration and Resource Definition
Elemental Analysis
• Automated Fusion TGA
System (HAG8) in place
• Simultaneous XRF analysis
for Fe and W ores
• Current capacity of 5,000
samples/ day
• Scalable XRF capacity of
10,000 samples/ day
• Magnetic susceptibility
• Laser sizing
• True SG analysis
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Analytical - Exploration and Resource Definition
HyloggingTM
• Spectral analysis for scanning of
drill core, chips & powder
• Digital images and surface
spectra to provide mineralogical
information
• Visual characterisation of colour
and texture of material logged
• Derived data readily exported into 3D visualisation & mine
planning packages
• Capable of logging up to 3,000 chip samples per day
• Capable of logging up to 600m of core per day
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Metallurgical Process Development and Optimisation
Metallurgical Capabilities:
• 15 metre automated drop tower
• ISO/ JIS iron ore physical testing –
tumble strength
• ISO/JSM Thermal testing – RI, RDI,
DI
• Hematite sample preparation for
chemical & metallurgical analysis
• Magnetite testing including wet and
dry magnetic separation (LIMS)
• On site short term warehouse
storage
• Hazardous Material preparation area
in enclosed block
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Ore Characterisation and Beneficiation
Beneficiation Methods:
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Wet & Dry low intensity magnetic separation (LIMS)
Wet high intensity magnetic separation (WHIMS)
Miniflux® fluidised bed separator
Alljig® laboratory jigging unit
• Up-Current Classifier
• Erikson Cone Heavy Media
Classifier
• Floatation – direct & reverse
• Davis Tube testwork
• Scrubbing testwork
• Permroll high gauss magnetic
separation
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Continuous Pilot Plant Testing
Pilot Facilities:
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Bulk Crushing & Screening
Spiral Rig Setup
Multi-stage LIMS/WHIMS
Ball/SAG Milling
Dense Medium Cyclone Plant
(DMS)
Gravity Separation
Dewatering & Tailing
Management
Continuous jig
Scrubbing Upgrading
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Magnetic Susceptibility
Magnetic susceptibility is used to determine magnetic
characteristics of a sample prior to DTR is undertaken
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Magnetic Separation using DTR
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Magnetic Concentrate for XRF post DTR
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WebtrieveTM – Enhanced Functionality
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Enhanced browser functionality
Improved navigation tools
Workorder grouping
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Simplified download functions
Client submission reports
QC Summary reporting
Graphical turnaround time report
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WebtrieveTM CoreViewerTM – Core Photography/Web Access
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Robotic Fusion and TGA (HAG)
Quality, Throughput, Consistency – 1000 determinations/day
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Robotic Weighing and Fusion
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Induction coil Fusion creating XRF Discs
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Automated Disc presentation to XRF Spectrometer
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Manual Fusion Room –
Current Capacity 4000 fusions/day
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Thermal Gravimetric Analysers (TGA) –
Balancing Capacity with Fusion throughput
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