Ore characterization

Ore characterization

Extract maximum value from your deposit

In-situ ore properties govern the ultimate performance that is achievable in all mining operations. We can help you with ore characterization to build a clear picture of the ore types in your mine and the best way to extract maximum value from your deposit.
Reduce energy consumption
Maximize recovery
Precise measurements & results
Ore characterization
  • Detailed understanding of the physical properties of the ores examined
  • Precise results using cutting edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Comprehensive recommendations for process performance improvements
  • Access to experts with knowledge of ore characterization from hundreds of mines worldwide

Understand your ore better to build a more profitable business

Metso Outotec experts carry out specialized analysis to develop a detailed understanding of the ore characteristics, their spatial distribution in the deposit, and the corresponding response of mining and processing operations. This way, treatment can be optimized for each ore type to increase production and reduce costs. 

Ore characterization testing is performed in our modern commercial laboratories. We perform internationally recognized and industry-standard JKMRC and SMC breakage tests as well as many other ore characterization tests and measurements.

Results of any test work can be supplied directly to you for in-house analysis. Alternatively, our experts can provide interpretation and will provide a report of recommendations on how these will influence your operation and what further work should be considered. The results provide important inputs to our blasting, comminution circuit, and flotation circuit optimization consultancy services.

We have laboratories in Brisbane (Australia), Sorocaba (Brazil), and Tampere (Finland).