Blue Coast News
November 20, 2013
Another Blue Coast authored paper: “Application of Daily Onsite Automated Mineralogical Analysis to Track Controls on Flotation Recovery” is being presented at the Flotation 2013 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
October 29, 2013
Blue Coast’s Matrix Metallurgy and FEI’s Minesite systems are subjects of a webinar being held by SME in the United States.
October 17, 2013
Rob Thorpe is presenting the paper: “Application of Daily Onsite Automated Mineralogical Analysis to Track Controls on Plant Recovery Performance” at the Procemin 2013 Conference in Santiago Chile.
Working with FEI, the manufacturers of QEMSCAN and MLA. Since late 2012 Blue Coast has been applying our Matrix Metallurgy concepts to the support of plant operations at Greens Creek in Alaska. Following the success of this program four more operations, located in Canada, Australia and Europe, have now signed up to trial the Matrix methodology working in hand with FEI’s MineSite SEM system in trials to take place from late 2013 through to mid-2014.
Blue Coast wins contract from our 50th client. Since 2009, Blue Coast has won more than 100 contracts from our first 50 clients, on mining and development projects spanning the world.
June 21, 2013
Blue Coast co-authors an NI43-101 Report on Sunridge Gold's Kodadu project in Eritrea.
June 17, 2013
Blue Coast/FEI/Hecla paper on the use of Minesite automated mineralogy to support daily plant operations approved for presentation at Procemin 2013, Santiago, Chile.
May 31, 2013
Blue Coast Group is now participating in the Gold Round Robin hosted by the Society of Mineral Analysts (SMA). This event allows the 25+ participating assay laboratories to compete in sample analysis, one against the another, six times per year. The GRR acts as an ongoing litmus test for lab preparedness and professionalism.
May 16, 2013
Blue Coast manages testwork and co-authors positive bankable feasibility report published by Sunridge on the Asmara project in Eritrea. See related headline article in Northern Miner, Vol. 99 No. 15, pub. May 27, 2013.
January 31, 2013
The Financial Post reports of Blue Coast Research's involvement in the "excellent" preliminary metallurgical results obtained on Almaden Minerals' Tuligtic Gold-Silver project within the Mexican Ixtaca Zone. BCR tested "a range of composite samples, comprising half drillcore intersections from each of the main geologic domains: dyke, limestone, limestone/dyke high grade (HG), black shale (Northeast Extension Zone) and volcanic tuff material. Each composite was made up of five sub composites, each of which was taken from a separate drillhole, representing a different part of the respective geologic domain. Samples were shipped from Ixtaca in late August, 2012 and inspected at the Blue Coast Laboratory in early September 2012." See article in Financial Post
December 14, 2012
Recent metallurgical testwork undertaken at Blue Coast Research, under the direction of Marjorie Colebrook and Dave Middleditch, has resulted in exceptionally high (97%) gold recovery from sample. Using a combination of centrifugal gravity concentration and conventional cyanide leaching processes, this exceptional result provides another Vancouver-based mining company with robust data required to advance project development. See client news release
December 12, 2012
Blue Coast Metallurgy has opened a new office in Vancouver, located at Suite 903 - 525 Seymour Street. Located less than one block from the Granville Skytrain station and just over 3 blocks from the Seabus Terminal / Waterfront Skytrain station, it is easily accesible by car, transit or Seabus. This office can be reached by telephone through our head office number at +1.250.586.0600, or Chris Arnold can be reached directly on his cell at +1.778.317.7756.
September 12th 2012
We are delighted to announce that Tad Crowie, P.Eng, will be joining Blue Coast Metallurgy as Senior Associate Metallurgist starting on November 1st. Tad brings to Blue Coast a wealth of project and operations experience from spells as Senior and Chief Metallurgist at Gibraltar and Endako, as well as Mill Manager at Greenwood Gold. He is past-President of the BC Branch of the Canadian Mineral Processors and sits on the National Executive of the CMP. We look forward to welcoming Tad to the team in November.
August 15th 2012
Pyros is the ancient Greek word for "fire", from which we get our English word "purify". With the acquisition of a 2400° F assay furnace from Montreal, Quebec manufacturer Pyradia, Blue Coast Assayers has added heat to commercial fire assays.
August 7th 2012
Significant advancements made in the metallurgical treatment of the Strieborna concentrates through mineral processing, pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical testing by a team supervised by Blue Coast Metallurgy Ltd. See client news release
June 29th 2012
Blue Coast manages testing to another positive bankable feasibility, this time for Sunridge Gold on the Debarwa project in Eritrea. See client news release
June 22nd 2012
First commercial assays generated by Blue Coast Assayers.
June 21st 2012
Blue Coast manages testing and co-author Sama Resources’ first mineral resource estimate for their Samapleu nickel-copper deposit, Cote d’Ivoire. See client news release
May 2nd 2012
Blue Coast Metallurgy manages metallurgy and co-authors positive pre-feasibility for the Asmara North project for Sunridge Gold in Eritrea. See client news release
April 10th 2012
Blue Coast praised by Colossus Minerals for their "tireless efforts" and "commitment to the project" in contributing to key metallurgical breakthroughs at Serra Pelada, Brazil. See client news release
March 1st 2012
Blue Coast Metallurgy opens office in downtown Vancouver. Located in Suite 1060 - 1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, the office is situated in the centre of the Vancouver mining scene to further increase levels of service to our many Vancouver based clients.
February 1st 2012
Blue Coast featured in CIM magazine Upfront article "Flash of Brilliance", regarding gold recovery and flash rotation in Kinross Gold's Paracatu operation. Read article
January 18th 2012
Blue Coast Metallurgy’s Rob Thorpe wins "Best Presentation Award" at the Annual CMP Operators conference in Ottawa. This award was for his presentation on process optimisation at Paracatu to the CMP in 2011.
January 15th 2012
Blue Coast welcomes Bruce Fox aboard. Bruce joins in the capacity of President of our new assay laboratory; Blue Coast Assayers Ltd. This laboratory will be the only commercial fire and wet chemical laboratory solely dedicated to assaying process samples and as such is expected to provide same day or next day assay turnaround on samples from Blue Coast Research and Metallurgy, and other metallurgical clients.
December 2nd 2011
Blue Coast contributes to major breakthrough in metallurgy with Hard Creek Nickels’ Turnagain Project in North British Column, Canada, leading to far improved PEA economics on the project. See client news release
November 9th 2011
Blue Coast provides key contribution and co-author positive feasibility report for Bear Creek’s Corani project. See client news release
October 31st 2011
BCR capabilities expand to include Centrifugal Gravity Concentration testwork through the acquisition of a Knelson MD-3 Concentrator.
September 22nd 2011
Teck announces $475 million mill upgrade for Highland Valley Copper, following development work conducted by Highland Valley with Blue Coast Metallurgy as lead consultant since 2009.
July 8th 2011
Blue Coast commissions metallurgical laboratory with landmark first metallurgical testing. Blue Coast Research completes construction of the start-up laboratory on time and on budget.