Hatch supplies engineering, project and construction management services, process and business consulting and operational services to the mining, metallurgical, energy and infrastructure industries.
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Industrial Minerals


Challenges in diamond recovery are unique. To maximize diamond value and provide a range of services to the industry, a thorough understanding of the issues is essential.

Concerns in the diamond industry include:

  • Site location
  • Water and environmental issues
  • Construction and operations requirements
  • Process flow sheets designed to optimize value based on size and distribution
  • Equipment to maximize security and minimize damage
  • Proven equipment with high availability
  • Automation to suit local resources
  • Integration of existing and new technologies and equipment to reduce costs

Hatch team members have proven expertise in:

  • Diamond processing-plant design and operation including primary, secondary and tertiary crushing; scrubbing; grinding rolls; heavy medium separation; high intensity magnetic separation; diamond flotation; concentrate drying and pneumatic transport
  • Alluvial diamond and kimberlite operations
  • Research and development including process and equipment development, evaluation and selection
  • Diamond mine due diligence and feasibility studies
  • Sample plant design
  • Plant commissioning, production ramp-up, troubleshooting and debottlenecking
  • Diamond plant operations training development

Hatch also provides production systems integration and on-site operations and engineering support.


See a variety of Industrial_Minerals Processing projects enabling our clients' facilities to be safer, more environmentally friendly, and more competitive in terms of minimum capital and operating costs per unit of throughput.
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