Irgiredmet is an R&D organization specializing in metallurgical, mineral processing, and environmental test work and consultancy services. In addition to on-site laboratory and pilot-plant facilities, Irgiredmet has a pilot plant in Blagoveshchensk, Russia. Irgiredmet offers clients the flexibility to consider virtually any processing option as state-of-the-art equipment and software are available for a full range of processes. We use only approved Russian and foreign test procedures.
Every year Irgiredmet fulfills hundreds of contracts and R&D projects. Testwork has been conducted on thousands of samples including precious metal ores, polymetallic ores, complex ores, rare-earth minerals, non-metallic minerals and others.
Irgiredmet’s areas of expertise
Ore characterization & process mineralogy
- Mineralogical analysis, chemical analysis, particle analysis, diagnostic leach test, scintillation test, digital colour image analysis based on reflected light optical microscopy, XRD, microprobe analysis.
- Resource delineation and ore characterization
Process criteria developmentAmenability, laboratory and pilot-plant tests on ore/ concentrate gravity, flotation, magnetic separation, dense media separation, hydrometallurgy and tails detoxification and impoundment.
Pre-feasibility studyLaboratory and pilot-plant metallurgical testing for pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.
A part of Irgiredmet’s profit is allocated to pay for R&D programme to seek advanced mining and mineral processing technologies in which graduates and PhD students are involved.