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Most time consuming aspects of Operations

Those involved on commercial minerals processing and metallurgical operations: what are the things that consume most of an operator's/metallurgist's time & energy on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis?

This question is broad on purpose. Speak from your experience as much as possible.

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  • Petrovsky's Matrix allow me to do this work in a few minutes (hours) without a laboratory and experiments!

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  • This is a good question.
    For example, a flotation experiment using the standard procedure takes 15 minutes. Some believe that 1 worker can do 32 experiments, but this is not so.
    Preparation for the experiment may take about 8 hours (averaging, sampling, crushing, grinding, preparation, reagents, tidy ...).
    After the experiment, another 8 hours (drying, extraction of the concentrate and sampling, tidy ...)
    Further analysis, calculation, another 8 hours.

    Then you need to conclude. It is still a lot of time.

    If this is not a standard experiment, then preparation may take 1 month or more.
    Hope that helped you.

    • Very good, thank you.

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