Mining Dense Media Separation (DMS)
SGS experts provide dense media separation (DMS) services for gold, diamonds and other gems and heavy minerals with a fully serviced and permitted processing facility.
SGS’s mini-bulk testing plant set-ups offer:
- 1 and 15 t/hour throughputs
- 2 x 1 t/hr plants - 100 mm cyclone for recovery of material up to 6 mm
- 1 x 15 t/hr plant – 360 mm cyclone for recovery of material up to 25 mm
- Plant operating efficiency monitored using density tracers
In certain circumstances, dense media separation plants can be configured to follow complex gravity circuits, multi gravity separation and/or other separation techniques such as flotation. This can provide effective low cost solutions to allow the optimal economic recovery of complex ores.
SGS can provide bench-scale flowsheet development, pilot scale testing and plant audit and optimization services, depending on the needs of a project or facility. With our array of equipment and experience, SGS can readily provide bankable cost effective processing flowsheets and advise on operational best practices during plant start up based on our extensive production experience.