Mineral Processing & Metallurgy

ACA Howe has a Mineral Processing and Metallurgy specialist based in the UK. Utilising our extensive experience in the processing of natural resources containing precious & base metals, fuel minerals and industrial minerals to meet market requirements, we provide project specific solutions for all stages of a resource lifecycle.

ACA Howe offers a range of minerals engineering services, including:

  • Design and management of laboratory studies and testwork
  • Feasibility studies
  • Plant design
  • Commissioning
  • Debottlenecking
  • Plant audits
  • Market assessment and development
  • Project appraisal
  • Risk assessment
  • Due diligence

Our services are relevant for a range of commodities in a variety of geological and geographic settings. We have particular processing experience from Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the CIS countries.

Smelting process – click on image to enlarge

Recent Projects Include:

Iron ore mine

Team member responsible for processing aspects prior to purchase

Coal mine

Team member responsible for processing and marketing aspects for technical review and benchmarking

Copper smelters and refineries and zinc hydrometallurgical plant

Risk review

Copper/cobalt mine and plant

Responsible for processing aspects for a bankable feasibility study

Lead-zinc mines

Review of process options for potential investor

Gold mine

Team member responsible for evaluation and verification of projected plant operating and capital costs (incl. engineering), new technology, operational risk and infrastructure

Manganese mines and ferromanganese smelter

Team member responsible for mineral processing input to a potential investor