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Metallurgical Consulting &
Data Analytics Software

Bringing data science and analytics
to metallurgical optimization projects

consulting

World class flotation consulting team available for plant optimization support

dataSEA™

Custom data analytics platform for concentrators and development projects, accessed via web browser read more . . .

flotation technology

Industry leading expertise in flotation cell hydrodynamics and the use of automated mineralogy for performance benchmarking

Company History

Metrix was formed in 2015 as a joint venture between Blue Coast Group and Flottec to be a flotation plant consulting company with world-class expertise in these areas:


cell hydrodynamics
measurement & interpretation
flotation chemistry
mineralogy
& automated mineralogy
statistical data analysis
& metallurgical intuition

Through our field experience, we identified the following challenges facing all stakeholders:

1

Plant consulting often challenging due to the state of historical data:



  • Frequently stored as a multitude of spreadsheets
  • Often unstructured and incomplete
  • Organization and analysis of these records a massive undertaking
2

Mineralogical data frequently highly-summarized at the source (losing much value) and often available solely as pdf reports or untidy spreadsheets.

3

The more data analyzed, the more complete the picture. Yet forming a complete picture is often prohibitive in terms of time and cost within the scope of a normal project.

4

This drives the need for more interactive data, where data can be sorted, filtered, manipulated etc. quickly. Excel makes this possible, but is painful and time-consuming, and therefore prohibitively expensive.

5

Even when structured, large data sets render Excel unstable (>10MB typically) – and adding interactivity to allow for a more dynamic experience is rather "clunky".

6

Moving data to a relational database is specifically technical and therefore introduces a barrier to access for most metallurgists. It's not frequently done.

From 2016 onwards, Metrix began developing a solution that met all challenges.
Hiring a professional application development team, whilst consulting with our UK-based IT experts (Metrix insiders who work with big data solutions within the banking sector) to design the software solution to the above challenges.
We developed dataSEA™ — a complete data storage, exploration and analysis framework built by metallurgists for metallurgists, leveraging decades of domain knowledge.
 

All your metallurgical data

in one place

exploration at your fingertips

dynamic charting in the browser

Getting the right answer faster

Our Team: 100+ years of combined consulting know-how

Management and Execution Team

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Rob Thorpe, M.Sc., President, Metrix

A graduate of Manchester University and Camborne School of Mines, Rob has over 15 years industry experience in minerals processing, specializing in base metals flotation and the use of mineralogy. Previous roles include project management at SGS Lakefield, and operations experience in concentrators in Spain, Ireland and China.

In 2009 Rob co-founded Blue Coast, initially as a consulting company and later as an integrated testwork laboratory, where he serves as a director and associate metallurgist.

As president of Metrix, Rob has a passion for bringing together specialized industry domain knowledge required for optimization projects, with the rich toolbox of data analysis software tools in order to provide a new service in the field of metallurgical support.


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Peter Kroeker, Programmer / Metallurgist

Peter is a graduate of UBC with a degree in Applied Science & Mineral Processing Engineering. Peter has 5 years industry experience including roles at Barrick Technology Centre (now Autec), and CESL before joining Blue Coast in 2016, where he participated in pilot plant campaigns and metallurgical laboratory testwork.

With a strong puzzle solving sensibility and a natural flair in coding, Peter then moved into Metrix in early 2017 with a remit to focus on advancing the development of Metrix custom dataSEA™ metallurgical software.


ȷacksοn Dаly, Full Stack Web Developer, Programmer / Analyst

With 25+ years of database management / software development / project management / server administration for government and the private sector, Jackson brings a full stack portfolio to Metrix and dataSEA™. A decade in the field in industry facilitates understanding projects from both the programming and end user side. He has been an associate with Blue Coast Group since 2012 and with Metrix since its inception.


Technical Advisory Team

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Frank Cappuccitti, President, Flottec LLC

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Chris Martin, P.Eng., President, Blue Coast Group

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Jan Nesset, PhD P.Eng. FCIM, Nessettech Consulting

IT Consultants

Mark Fidler, DevOps Engineer

Mark has over 15 years IT experience as a Dev Ops Engineer with a strong Linux Operations background working mainly in the Banking and Finance Industries. Mark possesses expertise in a variety of programming disciplines and brings to Metrix high level expertise in the set-up and management of our dataSEA™ data platform.

Ben Hardy, Big Data Solutions Architect

Ben has over 15 years experience in IT, mostly with a global financial institution based in the UK, and specializes in database architecture and data management solutions. Ben is currently working within the field of Big Data in global finance. Ben advises Metrix on all facets of our back-end data systems and is a guiding light on our path to bringing big data solutions to the minerals processing industry.

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    Hydrogen
  • He
    Helium
  • Li
    Lithium
  • Be
    Beryllium
  • B
    Boron
  • C
    Carbon
  • N
    Nitrogen
  • O
    Oxygen
  • F
    Fluorine
  • Ne
    Neon
  • Na
    Sodium
  • Mg
    Magnesium
  • Al
    Aluminium
  • Si
    Silicon
  • P
    Phosphorus
  • S
    Sulfur
  • Cl
    Chlorine
  • Ar
    Argon
  • K
    Potassium
  • Ca
    Calcium
  • Sc
    Scandium
  • Ti
    Titanium
  • V
    Vanadium
  • Cr
    Chromium
  • Mn
    Manganese
  • Fe
    Iron
  • Co
    Cobalt
  • Ni
    Nickel
  • Cu
    Copper
  • Zn
    Zinc
  • Ga
    Gallium
  • Ge
    Germanium
  • As
    Arsenic
  • Se
    Selenium
  • Br
    Bromine
  • Kr
    Krypton
  • Rb
    Rubidium
  • Sr
    Strontium
  • Y
    Yttrium
  • Zr
    Zirconium
  • Nb
    Niobium
  • Mo
    Molybdenum
  • Tc
    Technetium
  • Ru
    Ruthenium
  • Rh
    Rhodium
  • Pd
    Palladium
  • Ag
    Silver
  • Cd
    Cadmium
  • In
    Indium
  • Sn
    Tin
  • Sb
    Antimony
  • Te
    Tellurium
  • I
    Iodine
  • Xe
    Xenon
  • Cs
    Caesium
  • Ba
    Barium
  • La-Lu
    Lanthanide
  • Hf
    Hafnium
  • Ta
    Tantalum
  • W
    Tungsten
  • Re
    Rhenium
  • Os
    Osmium
  • Ir
    Iridium
  • Pt
    Platinum
  • Au
    Gold
  • Hg
    Mercury
  • Tl
    Thallium
  • Pb
    Lead
  • Bi
    Bismuth
  • Po
    Polonium
  • At
    Astatine
  • Rn
    Radon
  • Fr
    Francium
  • Ra
    Radium
  • Ac-Lr
    Actinide
  • Rf
    Rutherfodum
  • Db
    Dubnium
  • Sg
    Seaborgium
  • Bh
    Bohrium
  • Hs
    Hassium
  • Mt
    Meitnerium
  • Ds
    Damstadium
  • Rg
    Roentgenium
  • Uub
    Ununbium
  • Uut
    Ununtrium
  • Uuq
    Ununquadium
  • Uup
    Ununpentium
  • Uuh
    Ununhexium
  • Uus
    Ununseptum
  • Uuo
    Ununoctium
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