This project aims to improve the geometallurgical model for a complex ore type, in this instance a poly-metallic base metal ore with additional precious and penalty elements. These types of ores pose particularly tough challenges for successful production forecast because of the mixed Zn-Pb-Cu base metals, the complex association of the beneficial Ag and Au, and the presence of influential elements such as As, Sb, Mn, Mg and Hg.
The project will deploy a number of analytical tools including reflected light petrography, SEM-EDX and LA-ICP-MS as well as modelling to predict the behaviour of the ore through an improved mineral processing plant.
Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, Raymond Rodolfo, Hilel Cabria, Janneli Lea Soria, Peter Zamora, Catherine Abon, C Lit, M R. T. Lapus, Engielle Mae Paguican, Mary Grace Bato, Glacialle Tiu, Eligio Obille Jr, N Pellejera, Paul Clarence Francisco, Rodrigo Eco, J. Aviso, 2012, Geological hazards of SW Natib Volcano, site of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, the Philippines, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 361, 151-169.
B Van Wyk de Vries, G Tiu, S Mossoux, M Kervyn, AA Lagmay, 2012, Structural control of the Limagne Rift Fault on the Chaîne des Puys, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
Glacialle Tiu, Benjamin Van Wyk de Vries, Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, 2011, Volcanic morphology, volcano alignment and basement structure in the Limagne Fault and Chaîne des Puys: perspectives for remote sensing in the solar system, EGU General Assembly 2011 Geophysical Research Abstracts