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Geochemistry

Traditional geochemistry focused on the exploration needs of the mining industry, looking for anomalies that would point the way to new deposits. Then came environmental geochemistry that assessed the potential for the environmental impact from operations. More recently, geochemistry has developed a branch into geometallurgy that combines an understanding of the minerals and their properties with the way they are liberated into commodities. Geochemistry at SRK has evolved to encompass all these aspects.

The SRK geochemistry team has a breadth of experience and is a combination of geochemists and geochemical engineers. Working together, they can help define and assess problems, and provide engineered solutions. The team regularly provides exploration services and can cover all environmental assessment from baseline studies through to closure evaluation.

The team works closely with academic institutions, where required, to keep at the forefront of this developing field and has an extensive publication list. This enables the team to provide the most up to date and appropriate solutions to the clients and to develop unique solutions where existing solutions are not adequate.

Mineralogy provides information on the nature of natural and synthetic materials and focuses around the chemistry and physical properties of crystalline products. In the context of mining studies this has several applications; Geological characterization of an orebody to understand exploration significance or origin or to define controls on mineralization. This...
Acid Rock Drainage and Metal Leaching (ARDML) is probably one of the major environmental impacts a mining operation can have on the surrounding environment. The majority of contaminants from a mining operation arise through the mobilisation with water. When materials are excavated the change in environment can have a dramatic...
SRK has experience of making quantitative, valid predictions of water quality throughout the life cycle of mining operations for most mineral commodities and in all mining and process scenarios.
Predicting mine site water quality is a key element of mine planning best practice. SRK can help in all stages of this process from predictive water quality modelling to suggesting and trialling treatment options. Correctly predicting mine site water quality and associated risk is essential to limit costs associated with...
Water is an important aspect of all mining and quarrying developments and operations. All mines require a water supply and in addition water can impact on mining or conversely mining can impact the natural water environment. These issues are closely inter-related, and water management in mining environments requires an integrated...
Approach Geometallurgy incorporates the principles of process mineralogy and material characterisation as a tool for predictive metallurgy. SRK can help you define the ore material variability in terms of process parameters such as ore hardness, leach and floatation kinetics and presence of impurities. Minimising differences between planned and actual production...

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