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R&D organization

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 development

Amenability, laboratory and pilot-plant tests on ore/ concentrate gravity, flotation, magnetic separation, dense media separation, hydrometallurgy and tails detoxification and impoundment.

Pre-feasibility study

Laboratory 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.