Newcrest Telfer Mine, Australia – Increase Copper and Gold recovery in a bulk flotation process with Pionera Biopolymer.

Newcrest Telfer Mine, Australia – Increase Copper and Gold recovery in a bulk flotation process with Pionera Biopolymer.

Abstract: The presence of clay slime may complicate many mining operations by reduced recoveries in the flotation processes or creating excess froth. At the Telfer mine in Australia, clay gangue minerals have shown to pose a deleterious effect on mineral flotation. Laboratory tests, full scale plant trials and production use, show that Pionera F-100 may mitigate the negative effect of clay minerals resulting in the improved copper and gold flotation.