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A scoping study is a preliminary study to define a possible metallurgical circuit of a project. It provides you with:
The data will help your team, your financiers and stakeholders assess the potential of your project and next steps.
An effective scoping study relies on independent, accurate metallurgical testing methods. We have performed thousands of scoping studies and provide metallurgical scoping tests for an extremely wide range of minerals including:
As the market leader in metallurgical testing, we offer you scoping studies that will provide you with the bankable results you need to progress your project. We provide you with truly independent advice and reports. Plus, as we do not promote fixed technology, equipment or reagent suites, we evaluate the potential parameters and recommend the optimal flowsheet for your ore.
Every orebody is unique. Our extensive experience helps us get to the heart of your scoping study quickly and efficiently. For a consistent approach, our scoping studies cover a number of key areas that influence the success of your project. The exact selection of the tests required for your specific project can vary, depending on the deposit type, commodity to be extracted, environmental regulations and investor requirements.
We will perform testwork in the following areas when we evaluate in projects at the scoping level:
This is usually the first step in a suite of scoping test procedures. Results from SGS mineralogical characterization accurately characterize your ore and identify preliminary metallurgical parameters such as:
Mineralogical characterization data forms the basis of the preliminary flowsheet for the project. Preliminary industry standard bench-scale tests are conducted to test the metallurgical response of your sample and the proposed flowsheet.
Lab scale tests commonly conducted in SGS laboratories around the world include:
SGS is recognized by the minerals sector as the leading metallurgical testing firm. We have provided bankable results for thousands of projects over seven decades of testing. Hundreds of operating mines use SGS flowsheets.
To progress and grow your project, contact us today.