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FRONTIER SPRL

18-Apr-10

MET. LABORATORY

NaSH EFFECT ON MIXED ORE (-75um) FLOTATION (Part1)


Reagents strength
Pulp Density:
Pulp Sample P80:
Impeller Speed

Reagents strength (g/l)


FROTHER

SEX

PAX

NaSH

DTC

Na silicate

Mixture

1000

50

50

10

1000

300

1000

34 %
75um
700rpm

Test Details: Standard conditions @ P80 of 75um


FRACTIONS

METALLURGICAL RESULTS
REAGENTS (g/t)

Product Condition. time Float time


Minute

Weight

COLLECTOR

Minute

Betafroth
FZF8

SEX

PAX

NaSH

DTC

Na silicate

Mixture

(g)

24

84.50

7.85

29

34.00

1.70

29

29

21.00

86

24

57

Milling

22.0

Ro. 1

2.0

2.0

29

Sc. 1

1.0

2.0

29

Sc. 2

1.0

2.0

Ro.Conc

4.0

6.0

TAILS
FEED

Xantahte 81 g/t

Grade

NaSH 0 g/t

DTC 0 g/t

Na silicate 0 g/t

Mixture 0 g/t

%Tcu

Recovery (%)

Weight(g)

%ASCu

TCu

ASCu

Mass pull

TCu

AICu

0.65

6.63

0.55

0.74

0.58

0.25

8.04

49.60

71.58

3.23

4.32

1.55

0.72

0.33

3.84

0.15

2.00

2.43

139.50

5.40

0.68

2.05

7.54

0.95

13.27

56.36

77.47

912.00

0.64

1051.5

1.27

0.43

5.84

3.92

86.73

0.46

13.37

4.87

100.0

43.64
100.00

22.53
100.00

Cumulative Grades/Recoveries

Product

Enrichment
ratio

Feed
Comments
Float reference test with xanthates (80g/t) @ P80 of 75um.

RC 1

Milling time increased up to 22min.


AS Cu recovery keeps low (~20%) and then affected total recovery (~56%).

RC 1-2-3

RC 1-2
RC 1-2-4
RC 1-2-5

5.22
5.67
5.93
5.93
5.93

ASCu/Tcu
ratio
calculated

36.4

Concentrate
Conc
weight

ASCu
Conc.
grade

Tcu
Conc.
grade

TCu
wg.
conc

ASCu
wg.
conc

Mass
pull

84.50
118.50
139.50
139.50
139.50

0.65
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68

7.85
6.09
5.40
5.40
5.40

6.63
7.21
7.54
7.54
7.54

0.55
0.80
0.95
0.95
0.95

8.04
11.27
13.27
13.27
13.27

Tot
AI
recover recover ASCu Rec
y
y
49.60
53.92
56.36
56.36
56.36

71.58
75.42
77.47
77.47
77.47

11.27
16.43
19.53
19.53
19.53

Test 2 Details:

Addition of NaSH
FRACTIONS

METALLURGICAL RESULTS
REAGENTS (g/t)

Product Condition. time Float time

Weight

COLLECTOR

Grade

Minute

Minute

Betafroth
FZF8

Milling
Ro. 1
Sc. 1
Sc. 2

12.5
2.0
1.0
1.0

2.0
2.0
2.0

59
30
30

25
0
0

0
30
30

0
24
6

0
0
0

0
0
0

0
0
0

85.50
39.50
30.00

11.64
3.03
0.99

Ro.Conc

5.0

8.0

118

25

59

30

155.00
861.50
1016.5

SEX

SNPX

NaSH

DTC

Na silicate

Mixture

(g)

TAILS
FEED

Xantahte 84 g/t

NaSH 30 g/t

DTC 0 g/t

Na silicate 0 g/t

Mixture 0 g/t

%Tcu

Recovery (%)

Weight(g)

%ASCu

TCu

ASCu

Mass pull

TCu

AICu

0.64
1.68
0.63

9.95
1.20
0.30

0.55
0.66
0.19

8.41
3.89
2.95

65.69
7.90
1.96

85.55
4.85
0.98

7.38

0.90

11.45

0.43

0.32

1.49

0.41

3.70
15.15

1.40

15.25

75.55

91.38

2.76
4.16

84.75
100.0

24.45
100.0

8.62
100.0

Cumulative Grades/Recoveries

Product

Enrichment
ratio

Feed
Comments

RC 1

AS Cu recovery keeps low (~33%) when total reocvery is 76%.

RC 1-2
RC 1-2-3
RC 1-2-4

6.68
7.48
7.68
7.68

Concentrate
ASCu/Tcu
ratio
calculated

27.4

Conc
weight

ASCu
Conc.
grade

Tcu
Conc.
grade

TCu
wg.
conc

ASCu
wg.
conc

85.50
125.00
155.00
155.00

0.64
0.97
0.90
0.90

11.64
8.92
7.38
7.38

9.95
11.15
11.45
11.45

0.55
1.21
1.40
1.40

Mass
pull

Tot
AI
recover recover ASCu Rec
y
y

8.41

65.69

85.55

12.30
15.25
15.25

73.59
75.55
75.55

90.40
91.38
91.38

13.16
29.13
33.68
33.68

Test 3 Details:

Addition of AM28 as secondary collector for mixed ore.


FRACTIONS

METALLURGICAL RESULTS
REAGENTS (g/t)

Product Condition. time Float time


Minute

Weight

COLLECTOR

Minute

Betafroth
FZF8

SEX

Milling

12.5

Ro. 1

2.0

2.0

61

25

Sc. 1

1.0

2.0

30

Sc. 2

1.0

2.0

30

Ro.Conc

5.5

8.0

122

25

NaSH

DTC

Na silicate

Mixture

(g)

71.00

12.83

30

28

30.00

3.72

30

25.50

61

32

PAX

TAILS
FEED

Xantahte 86 g/t

NaSH 32 g/t

Grade

DTC 0 g/t

Na silicate 0 g/t

Mixture 0 g/t

%Tcu

Recovery (%)

Weight(g)

%ASCu

TCu

ASCu

Mass pull

TCu

AICu

0.73

9.11

0.52

1.77

1.12

0.53

7.19

63.02

83.50

3.04

7.72

1.40

0.75

0.36

5.69

0.19

2.58

2.47

126.50

8.37

0.98

1.61

10.58

1.24

12.82

73.21

90.80

860.50

0.45

987.0

1.46

0.34

3.87

2.93

0.42

14.45

4.17

87.18
100.0

26.79
100.0

9.20
100.0

Cumulative Grades/Recoveries

Product

Enrichment
ratio

Feed
Comments

RC 1

No significant effect when AM28 is added as secondary collector in addition of xanthates.


AS Cu recovery still low (30%).

RC 1-2
RC 1-2-3
RC 1-2-4
RC 1-2-5

6.22
6.98
7.23
7.23
7.23

ASCu/Tcu
ratio
calculated

28.8

Concentrate
Conc
weight

ASCu
Conc.
grade

Tcu
Conc.
grade

TCu
wg.
conc

ASCu
wg.
conc

71.00
101.00
126.50
126.50
126.50

0.73
1.04
0.98
0.98
0.98

12.83
10.12
8.37
8.37
8.37

9.11
10.23
10.58
10.58
10.58

0.52
1.05
1.24
1.24
1.24

Mass
pull

Tot
AI
recover recover ASCu Rec
y
y

7.19

63.02

83.50

10.23
12.82
12.82
12.82

70.74
73.21
73.21
73.21

89.19
90.80
90.80
90.80

12.44
25.19
29.78
29.78
29.78

Reagent addition details (l)

Streams FROTHER

SEX

PAX

NaSH

DTC

Na
silicate

Mixture

Ro. 1

30

500

Sc. 1

30

600

Sc. 2

30

600

Ro.Conc

90

500

1200

TCu
error(%)

ASCu
error(%)

% solids

9.15

5.34

34.0

Feed Sample
% TCu

1.4

% ASCu Weight(g)

0.44

30

Potentiel
reading
(mV)

Reagent addition details (l)


Streams

FROTHER

SEX

SNPX

NaSH

Ro. 1

60

500

Sc. 1

30

600

2400

Sc. 2

30

600

600

Ro.Conc

120

500

1200

3000

DTC

Na silicate Mixture

Potentiel
reading
(mV)

0
0
0
0

Feed Sample
% TCu

1.65

% ASCu Weight(g)

0.41

33

TCu
error(%)

ASCu
error(%)

% solids

9.67

-0.27

33.2

Reagent addition details (l)

Streams FROTHER

SEX

PAX

NaSH
DTC

Ro. 1

60

500

Sc. 1

30

600

2800

Sc. 2

30

600

400

Ro.Conc

120

500

1200

3200

Na
silicate

Mixture

Potentiel
reading
(mV)

-450

0
-450
0

Feed Sample
% TCu

1.55

% ASCu Weight(g)

0.38

33

TCu
error(%)

ASCu
error(%)

% solids

5.52

11.08

32.5