The Minerals Research Laboratory facility in Asheville combines mineral processing equipment and an analytical support facility for flexible batch and continuous pilot plant research.
Pilot Plant Studies
High-efficiency hydraulic separator for mineral concentration, desliming and particle size separation.
Spiral concentrator used to separate minerals by gravity concentration.
Pilot plant flotation cell showing details of feldspar concentration in froth.
Pilot plant cyclone for continuous testing.
Kiln and dryer for continuous pilot plant studies.
Laboratory high bay area for pilot plant studies.
Bench Laboratory Testing
Crushing and grinding equipment.
Separation of minerals by specific gravity using heavy liquids.
High intensity dry magnetic (Frantz) separator for mineralogical characterization.
Gemini table for separation of minerals by gravity.
Bond grindability unit to determine hardness and grinding characteristics of ores.
Contact Angle Analyzer and Microscopes with attached cameras.