Characterizing gravity recoverable pgms and gold in grinding circuit



At McGill University, Canada, a successful Knelson technology for gravity recoverable gold (GRG) has been used to process more than 200 representative gold ore samples all over the world since the early 1990s. In recent years, the applications of this technology have expanded to platinum group metals (PGM). The investigation of INCO Clarabelle Mill grinding circuit products shows that, like gold, PGM selectively enrich in some of the grinding products, such as ball mill discharge and cyclone underflow, and they are amenable to gravity separation. The gravity recoverable PGMs and Au were well characterized with a combination of regular Knelson and Variable Speed Knelson technology.