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RESEARCH: SRC’s new mineral processing pilot plant ready to go

SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Research Council's (SRC) new mineral processing pilot plant was opened on Oct. 25, 2013. It is now fully operational and is already taking requests from clients across Canada.



SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Research Council‘s (SRC) new mineral processing pilot plant was opened on Oct. 25, 2013. It is now fully operational and is already taking requests from clients across Canada.

The pilot plant is the latest addition to SRC’s mineral processing expertise, laboratory and testing facilities, equipment and services. Operating at a throughput capacity of about two metric tonnes per day, the plant can process 400-500 t/y for multiple clients and projects. The new facility complements the QEMSCAN® (quantitative evaluation of minerals by scanning electron microscopy) service launched last spring.

The plant welcomes projects that may lead to new and improved methods for processing minerals such as potash, uranium, gold, base metals, coal, oil sands and rare earths.

For more information, view SRC’s website at SRC.sk.ca.


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