Ore Characterization and Process Mineralogy Labs

Offering process related mineralogy, mineral particle analysis, bulk mineralogy and chemical analysis

  • OCPM Labs

FLSmidth has added state-of the-art ore characterization & process mineralogy labs to support their metallurgical services, engineering and plant Construction. The labs also serve mining companies for exploration, mine site geology, expansions, feasibility studies, plant support optimization, and environmental work. The laboratories are staffed with highly experienced process mineralogists and encompass the most advanced laboratory technology.
This includes:

  • Quantitative XRD Rietveld mineralogy
  • SEM and optical microscopy
  • Automated mineral analysis
  • NIR data base development
  • Clay analysis


The labs work in close cooperation with the existing and expanding FLSmidth Dawson Metallurgical Test Center.

Mineralogical laboratory services include:

  • Ore characterization & process mineralogy
  • Plant surveys
  • Lab technology development
  • Lab design
  • Lab automation
  • Training in geo-metallurgy
  • SEM micro-elemental analysis 


Ore characterization for exploration, mine geology, resource control

  • Drill core, cuttings, pulps
  • Bulk ore samples  


Ore profiling of drill campaigns in support of logging

  • Quantitative XRD & NIR mineralogy
  • Quantitative sulfide & oxide mineralogy 


Alteration zone analysis - mineralogy & geochemistry

  • Preliminary process mineralogy of new ore types
  • Preparation of spectral NIR data bases
  • Geo-metallurgical ore profiling programs
  • Characterization of refractory ores  


Environmental support work

  • Chain-of-custody soil-slag-ash-residue analyses
  • Tailings characterization
  • Contamination source allocation
  • Dust profiling using state-of-the-art automated mineral analyses
  • Beneficial reuse and re-processing assessments