Recovery Improvement

Maximize recovery rates by improving material handling and separation efficiency
Maximize recovery rates by improving material handling and separation efficiency


Maximize recovery rates by improving material handling and separation efficiency

Ore bodies are complex in terms of their mineral composition. This complexity makes it difficult to accurately characterize material and improve recovery. Opportunities to improve yield and recovery exist throughout mine operations from drilling and blasting (overbreak), to loading and hauling (dig limits), well before the ore arrives at the crusher. Recovery is also impacted by how stockpiles are managed, and how various materials (grades or contaminants) are blended into the plant.

Additionally, a significant portion of valuable minerals can be present as fines which are inherently harder to recover due to varied settling rates, surface interactions and other factors – increasing the challenges of efficient recovery. Adapting processing methods to efficiently handle these variabilities is essential.

Meanwhile, with stricter environmental regulations to implement more sustainable practices, mine operators also need to adapt and comply to avoid fines and to secure ESG investment prospects. This could include selecting processing technologies that improve material handling and separation efficiency to reduce wastage.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. Which technologies can we implement to improve recovery rates and to gain insights into the most effective methods for specific ores?
  2. How can we modify or optimize our existing processing circuit to better accommodate changing ore characteristics for improved recovery?
  3. How do we optimize our selection and use of reagents to enhance recovery while maintaining cost-efficiency and compliance with sustainability regulations?
  4. Are there effective ways we can leverage data analytics and machine learning to improve our recovery rates?
  5. What is the feasibility of reprocessing historical tailings to recover additional minerals and improve overall recovery rates?
  6. How do we best handle fine particle processing for optimal recovery rates?

Applying data analytics and machine learning algorithms to historical and real-time process data can reveal patterns, correlations, and insights that aid in optimizing recovery rates and predicting process behavior.

Unison Mining experts can work together with your teams to implement these technologies along with advanced process control systems within your company – maintaining optimal operating conditions in real-time, along with consistent and improved recovery rates.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Stockpile Management

Install controls to reduce risks associated with stockpiles including waste buildup.
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P80 Sizing

Ensure material being sent from mines to the processing plant can pass from grinding to milling efficiently and economically
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Advanced Control Rooms

Gain a bird’s eye view of process plant operations with effective utilization of visualization technology.
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Overall Equipment Effectiveness Improvement

Maximize the potential of your equipment to boost ROI and reduce inefficiencies.
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Recovery Improvement

Maximize mineral recovery by improving material handling and separation efficiency.
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Energy Optimization

Reduce energy costs and meet sustainability regulations with reduced energy consumption.
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Shutdown Management

Plan shutdown and turnaround frequencies, durations and intervals with realistic risk planning.
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Line Management

Improve line management through behavior training and coaching for enhanced worker productivity.
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Grading & Gauging

Oversee grade control to ensure that ore sent to the processing plant is of the right quality. Calibrate sensors and instruments effectively for plant operation monitoring.
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Data & Analytics Strategy

Develop a strategy to fully utilize data and analytics for processing efficiency and higher recovery rates.

Throughput Improvement

Minimize resource wastage for improved throughput and financial performance



Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

Improve recovery rates, ROI and profitability with optimized material handling processes.

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