Provincial Government Investing in Mining Research and Development
Government has announced $250,000 to support a collaborative research and development project between Anaconda Mining and College of the North Atlantic to improve grade determination and control at Anaconda’s Point Rousse Project.
This project will develop and implement improved methods for determining ore grade. To determine gold concentration for grade control, different sorting methods will be developed to reduce the amount of materials shipped and increase valuable ore processed. Anaconda Mining will improve productivity, while increasing CNA’s research capacity.
To make this project a reality, Anaconda Mining is investing $90,000 cash and $102,500 in-kind while the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada College and Community Innovation Program – Applied Research and Development Grants is contributing $225,000 towards the project.
The project will lead to the development and training of students, recent CNA graduates and research assistants. Students from the Chemical Process Engineering Technology program will work on this project as part of their 12-week work term requirement. These students will be trained in sample collection and analysis.