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178 MINING | Mineral Technologies For a miner of any size just having a high grade orebody in the ground is not enough to give real value to your company. A
big deposit with grade will give the company a theoretical value but if it cannot be extracted efficiently and cost effectively
in a form that is saleable on
the market then it will remain
a theoretical value. Australian company Mineral Technologies prides itself on a track record
of converting projects from theoretical value to certain value. Providing life cycle services
for mines from metallurgy to plant design and incorporating new technology to stay ahead
of the competition, Mineral Technologies has proven itself as a best-in-class mining services and technology company operating on major projects across the globe.
The business itself was formed in the
1940s as a sand miner on the beaches of Eastern Australia. Over the last 75 years
it has developed into the technology and mining expertise business that we see today. Mineral Technologies has now been owned by Australian infrastructure giant Downer for the last 17 years.
The engineering and mineral processing business has built up a wealth of experience
and expertise in the physical separation of  ne minerals, speci cally using gravity, electrostatic and magnetic di erences to separate speci c minerals to a customers’ brief.
However, the company has far more in its armoury than mineral processing, as general manager Ken Roberts outlines.
“We have our own product range of equipment that we developed when we were a mining company, we used to build our own plants so we have an engineering capability,

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