Core Group provides process engineering, flowsheet development and site support services for precious and base metal projects. Core’s capabilities includes process modelling, flowsheet design and engineering, techno-economic evaluations, metallurgical testwork design and management, project support and strategy consultancy.
Core provides specialist and extensive metallurgical testing services from our Brisbane based laboratory facilities. Core’s process design experience and capabilities enable us to design and execute testwork programmes that are targeted and yield process solutions sooner. This includes testing of speciality metals such as lithium, vanadium, cobalt, scandium, REE, graphite as well as standard base and precious metal programmes. Testwork capabilities include comminution and characterisation, beneficiation & flotation, and all aspects of hydrometallurgy and metal recovery.
Pilot Plant Testing
Specialising in the design and execution of complex integrated process pilot plants, Core Group designs, mobilises and executes feasibility study pilot programs for flotation and hydrometallurgical/metal recovery processes at our Brisbane laboratory facilities. Pilot campaigns can be open circuit or closed continuous circuits and on site assay facilities are also available for rapid turnaround.
A highly effective process for the oxidative leaching of refractory gold and base metal concentrates, the Albion Process™ is a simple ultrafine grinding and atmospheric leaching technology, owned by Glencore Technology. There are currently two gold and three zinc Albion Process™ plants operating globally. Core Group offers a full consultancy and development service including bench to pilot scale testing. All testwork programmes (globally) for the Albion Process™ are conducted at Core’s laboratories in Brisbane, Australia, under license from Glencore.
The Toowong Process is an emergent technology enabling operations to remove deleterious elements at the mine site prior to shipping. The Toowong Process is effective on arsenic, antimony and other penalty elements . The patented alkaline leaching technology selectively leaches key penalty impurities leaving a premium clean concentrate. The process is a game-changing technology for the industry, designed to enable projects and operations with high penalty elements to be economic.