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Extended lab and office facilities now open!

Thursday’s Cornish Mining Sundowner marked the opening of our expanded lab and office facilities which now span 1,000m2. Following our original lab opening 2 years ago at Unit 14, Tresillian Business Park, Truro the new space will accommodate a growing team, currently of 13 people, and an increasing range of services. Having originally specialised in fine grinding we have in recent years been applying our innovative and consultative approach to areas including process mineralogy, flotation and gravity separation. The new facilities will accommodate an all new biohydromet & cyanide leaching lab which are being set up with input from Dr Chris Bryan and Dr Dave Dew from the Environmental and Sustainability Institute, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

The Sundowner was attended by over 100 people with representatives from across the industry including equipment suppliers such as Metso, partners including Petrolab and other mining companies based in Cornwall. The Camborne School of Mines was also well-represented, with a number of trustees and a strong contingent of students.

Equipment on display included a wide range of mills such as the Metso SMD test mill, a LME4 IsaMill, the Magotteaux Mill, as well as 10mm to 5” hydrocyclones, and Denver, Wemco, Magotteaux and FLSmidth flotation cells.

We have seen exciting levels of growth over the last 18 months working with an international client base and have further plans for expansion in the future.

Finally, congratulations to Paul Burton, Managing Director at Piran Mining Research Ltd for winning the business card draw!

Here are a selection of photographs of the new lab space and the opening. Thank you to Barry Wills for the Sundowner photographs.