Reducing the amount of waste rock that normally gets processed along with the minerals is a costly challenge for the mining industry. Dramatic advances have been made in Mining and Mineral Processing Technology in the past ten years, in cost and in availability, enabling miners to reduce the cost of mining and processing, and substantially reduce the amount of waste rock in the process stream and reduce costs.
Bayhorse Silver is using Ore-Sorting, a totally dry process, to increase grades by reducing the volume of rock in the process stream, and as a bonus, minimize potential pollution commonly associated with mining. It offers the potential to substantially lower processing costs, substantially increase the grade of mineralization shipped, and the prices received.
Ore-Sorting uses electronic sensors to recognize the difference between minerals and waste rock in the material stream as shown in this video. Ore-Sorting demonstration video