Some Testwork Interpretations

CIM Bulletin, 1972

J. C. LORETTO, Manager, Mining Division, H. A. Simons (International) Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.

The paper discusses how, in the routine testing of ores, insufficient communication between the laboratory and the design personnel can lead to misunderstanding or misinterpretation of test results and consequent design errors. A number of examples are given together with suggested modified interpretations and the resulting dollar sa.vings indicated by these new interpretations.
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