Ceramic Diamond Simulants
The use of diamond simulants makes it possible for the management at mining sites, and particularly at diamond separation and recovery plants, to identify the stages in ore handling or subsequent processing, where stones may be trapped or damaged in order to take corrective action.
The financial benefits to the mine, of eliminating and avoiding hangup or damage, are considerable. Without the use of simulants, it would be virtually impossible to quantify accurately the losses attributable to avoidable diamond damage. Diamond damage generally occurs most frequently at:
- DMS cyclone feed pumps
- Concentrate transfer pumps
- Pneumatic transfer into bins
- Other transfer points
NOTE: These tracers and simulants were developed for use on De Beers Group Technology produced sorters. No guarantees are applicable when these components are used on any other sorting technologies.