Tracer testing is a tool used by metallurgists in optimizing circuit performance to maximize profits. They are used in circuits which separate the valuable mineral from the gangue or waste by virtue of differences in particle densities.
Process circuits commonly utilize dense medium drums, dense medium cyclones, jigs or pans. The objective is usually to strike an appropriate compromise between:
- minimizing losses of valuable mineral to rejects
minimising the contamination of product with non-valuable material
Tracer Insertion & Collection Points