Mineral Processing Lab

Research Facility



Mineral Processing Lab
College of the North Atlantic
Corner Brook
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Physical testing of ores and mineral processing slurries.

  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Contacts



Kay Graham
kay.graham@cna.nl.ca
7098915658
Industry Liaison
Craig Short
7096378624
Faculty

Equipment



Laboratory Oven
Quincy Lab Inc.
Model 40GC

Drying samples prior to weighing or pulverizing.

75°C - 225°C, 115VAC, 60Hz
45.7x55.25x35.5cm interior size

2015

Polarizing Microscope
Polarizing Microscopes
Model pm0037000m

To image and record digitally the structure of mineral samples, under both natural and polarized light.

40X - 600X Infinity Corrected
Polarizing Trinocular Microscope
W/ Case + Mineral Slides Set
W/ Usb Jpg Image Digital Camera
3Mpixel Resolution

2015

Lab Scales
Sartoriuss
Entris 2201-1S

To weigh bulk samples of ores, concentrates and wastes for mass balancing flows and as part of analytical analyses.

75°C - 225°C, 115VAC, 60Hz
Capacity 2200 g, resolution 0.1g

2015

Shaker Screen
W. S. Tylers
RX-29

To fractionate pulverized mineral samples in various size classes. A broad range of Tyler Sieves offer flexibility in particle sizes.

115VAC, 60Hz

2015

pH Meter – Bench Model
Thermo Scientifics
Orion Star A211

To determine the level of acidity or alkalinity in mineral slurries for chemical analyses or to perform flotation tests on the same.

115VAC, 60Hz Automatic Temperature Compensation

2015

Laboratory Flotation Cell
Maelgwyn Mineral Services
MMS – Traveller Flotation Cell T50

To perform flotation studies on samples provided by mineral processing facilities. Can separate concentrates from tailings.

115VAC, 60Hz with 0.5L and 1.0L cells

2015

Analytical Scales
Sartorius
Entris 224-1S

Analytical scales are extremely sensitive and are used for fine measurements of mass on small samples.

75°C - 225°C, 115VAC, 60Hz
Capacity 220 g, resolution 0.001g

2015

Thin Section Cutter with Polisher
Wards Natural Science
65C

To cut and polish rock samples to mount on slides for microscopic examination.

115VAC, 60Hz

2015

Ball Mill Pulverizer
Retsch
PM100-CM

To reduce crushed minerals to a fine powder, possibly to sub-micron size.

115VAC, 60Hz, 20A with 500ml Grinding Bowl and 100 - 10mm φ Steel Balls

2015

Laboratory Jaw Crusher
Fritsch
Fritsch Jaw Crusher Pulverisette 1, Model I

To reduce large pieces of rock (up to 2.5”) to a much smaller size. Usually a first step in reduction prior to grinding.

230VAC, 60Hz, 6.6A
Can reduce from 60mm to below 4mm

2015

Muffle Furnace
Thermo Scientific
Thermolyne

To perform fire assays, melt alloys or to calcine mineral samples.

115VAC, 60Hz, 15A

2015

X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer - Handheld
Thermo Scientific
Niton #XL3t950

To provide fast elemental composition determination of almost any mineral, soil sample or alloy.

115VAC, 60Hz 50 kev and SDD Detector

2015

Date submitted: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 11:05 PM
Date updated: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 11:06 PM

2018-04-09T04:37:12+00:00