Mineral Processing Solutions
Christopher B. Mapes, Met. Eng.
Plant Design
Factorial Testing
Iterative Equipment Sizing
Flowsheet Modeling

Existing Plant Optimization
Cost Reduction
Total Process Optimization

Utilizing Skills and Techniques:
Plant Balances
Digital Size Characterization
Economic Analyses
Expert Systems
Project Management
Technical Writing
If these services
don't completely
cover your needs,
know whom to
the team to get
your job done.

I am skilled at
pulling disparate
and diverse
resources and
skills together to
define and
common goals.
Chris (right) at Wind Mills Tilaran generating facility in
Guanacasta, Costa Rica, with Plant Manager and U.S. Embassy
Environmental Analyst (courtesy USITC, 2005).
Side-by-side blast test surface.  
Interior fragmentation DSC analyzed.
High-Speed Blast Photography allows verification of complete
detonation, with analysis of sequence timing and ejection.
Lab pilot test on ultra-fine slurry
Chris (left) at two major minesites in Chile (above) and
at major minesite crushing plant in Peru (below).
Testwork Examples
Consulting Services include: