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Marble, Minnesota 55764 U.S.A. Marble, Minnesota 55764, U.S.A.
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www.midlandresearchcenter.com
Midland Research Center LLC is a well established minerals testing, research and
process development laboratory. Located on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range, our
personnel have a strong record of providing testing and research services to the global
minerals industry including
Testing and analysis to assist new projects advance from concept to
commercial
Research and testing services that assist new and existing mineral producers
improve their flowsheets and processes or expand their product offerings
Drill core and other sample processing, analysis and testing services that
supplement or provide quality control for exploration projects, for
development projects, and for operating mineral producers
Research and development of new mineral or improved production techniques
Midland Research Center LLC has bench and laboratory-scale testing equipment,
experienced personnel and a record of successful accomplishments that extends
throughout the North American and global minerals industry. Building on experience
with major operating and developing mining companies and across many minerals, MRC
is an independent facility that provides testing and research services to exploration,
development, and operating mining and mineral companies locally and worldwide.
Midland Research Center LLC personnel have substantial experience in testing and
process development in iron ore and other ferrous minerals, non-ferrous metallic
minerals, and industrial minerals. MRC serves small and large projects, from short term
projects or single samples to long term and extensive projects. The laboratory's
equipment and personnel perform most tasks related to exploration drill core processing,
bench and laboratory scale testing, sample blending, development of quality control
samples, testing and development of new techniques, and other assignments that are part
of the client's programs. A partial listing of capabilities and services provided by Midland
Research Center is provided in this brochure. If there is a need that involves minerals but
is not listed, please contact us - we may already have experience or we can develop an
approach with you. Midland Research Center LLC strives to deliver prompt, high quality
service to clients by utilizing its facility, equipment, and skilled, experienced personnel.
Midland Research Center
Mineral Processing and Testing Capabilities
Midland Research Center's facility can handle projects of various sizes. This includes
testing of small single samples and extends to much larger mineral processing services
that can include crushing, grinding, screening/classification, flotation, balling, settling or
elutriation, and other sample or process testing desired by the client. Midland is equipped
to provide specialized testing using in-house equipment, and is also able to perform
sample preparation and to support testwork that may be performed by others. MRC can
accommodate temporary storage of incoming materials for testing, such as drill core,
mine, plant, or other larger samples, as well as smaller samples such as assay sample
pulps, pilot plant test products, and operational quality control samples. Being located in
a major mining area, transportation and other infrastructure facilitates are available to
provide good service to the client.
Drill Core Processing
Midland Research Center provides complete services for processing exploration drill core
or other exploration samples and also from development or /production drilling samples:
Individual drill core or field samples Davis Tube tests
Complete drill core processing
programs
Specific gravity
Core sample compositing Core crushing
Core sample screening Sample pulverizing
Loss on ignition Sample preparation for other testing
Sample Testing and Characterization
The results of sample testing and material characterization are critical in understanding
and developing mineral resources, mine planning, process development, process
improvement, and in production operations. Midland Research Center LLC is well
equipped to perform the sample testing and characterization needed for the minerals
industry, including:
Magnetite, hematite, nonferrous and
other mineral ores
Liberation grinding tests
Davis Tube tests Preparation of quality control and
check samples
Particle size distribution, size
structure
Heavy liquid separation tests
Wet or dry bulk density Specific gravity
Bond ball mill work index Bond rod mill work index
Quality testing as a third party Particle crushing strength
Abrasion testing and tumble
resistance, ISO 3271
Green balling/batch balling
Green ball wet and dry drop tests Pellet compression tests
Moisture content Pulverizing
Blaine surface area High-temperature heating
Particle degradation tumble testing Compression tests