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Bueno, Torvela, Chandramohan, Liedes, Powell, Chavez Matus, Published in Minerals Enginering April 2021 ABSTRACT The mining industry needs a low-cost and reliable breakage characterization test which can rapidly process a large number of samples for geometallurgical modelling. The more samples a...
09-May-2022
Erol, Wettstein, Dance Presented at Comminution '21 - April 2021 ABSTRACT Over the past few years, Pinto Valley Mine of Capstone Copper has made steady improvements in mill throughput from a combination of blasting, crushing and grinding operational changes. Detailed data collection exercises (in...
09-May-2022
Shelley, Davies, Olivier and Atta Danso ABSTRACT This paper reflects on how measurements from inside an operating SAG mill might be used to better understand throughput, mill wear and energy dissipation within the mill. The paper discusses how the measurements might influence and enhance approach...
09-May-2022
Chandramohan, Bodurov, Kolev, Weerasekara, Lane Presented at MEI Comminution '21 - April 19 - 22 ABSTRACT Improving the grinding efficiency in tumbling mills is essential to minimising comminution energy consumption. Over the years, fundamental insights gained from ball mill operation provided en...
09-May-2022
Faramarzi, Napier-Munn, Morrison, Kanchibotla Published in Minerals Engineering July 2020 ABSTRACT The heterogeneous nature of orebodies introduces large uncertainties into all quantitative evaluations, process design and process predictions. Measuring the extent of the variability of ore compe...
09-May-2022
Valery, Valle, Roberto, Duffy, Holtham, Tabosa, Plasencia Presented at Procemin-GEOMET 2020 ABSTRACT At a time when the industry is faced with declining head grades, increasing operating costs, and problems associated with water and energy supply, pre-concentration offers hope. Pre-concentration...
22-Nov-2021
Reposted with permission from this original source - International Mining Magazine https://www.linkedin.com/posts/international-mining_im-october-2021-flotation-ugcPost-6851501159165779969-8wuy/ Our annual article covers everything from new cell designs & innovations for coarse & fines flo...
02-Nov-2021
Bonfils, Valery, Jankovic, Duffy, Tabosa, Holtham Presented at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference June 2021 ABSTRACT The benefits of Mine-to-Mill optimisation have been understood by the industry for many years. If well executed, with a structured methodology, the overall operation throughput (...
20-Jul-2021
Radford, Lovatt, Putland, Becker Presented at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference June 2021 ABSTRACT The Gruyere Gold Project was discovered by Gold Road Resources Limited in October 2013 on the Yamarna Belt 200km east of Laverton in Western Australia. The Feasibility Study for Gruyere, which wa...
20-Jul-2021
Edmunds, Wilkens, Akerstrom, Haines Presented at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference June 2021 ABSTRACT The Ridgeway Concentrator at Newcrest Cadia was commissioned in 2002 as an ABC circuit to treat the ore from the Ridgeway sublevel cave (SLC) at around 5MTPA. Consisting of a single pinion 32’...
20-Jul-2021
Powell, Yahyaei, Mainza, Tavares Presented at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference Brisbane, Australia 23 - 25 June 2021 ABSTRACT Maintaining the work balance between the primary SAG mill and secondary ball mill(s) is an overlooked bottleneck, and thus opportunity, in an increasing number of circ...
20-Jul-2021
Paz, Ypelaan, Ryan, McInnes Presented at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference June 2021 ABSTRACT The Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA) Sunrise Dam Gold Recovery Enhancement Project (REP) was an upgrade project to the existing process plant to increase gold recovery. The project required the existing scree...
20-Jul-2021
Oblokulov, Green, Van Der Spuy, Becker Presented at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference June 2021 ABSTRACT One of the blessings associated with operating a modern metallurgical facility is the multitude of technologies, techniques and processes available to improve and optimise circuits. Circuit...
20-Jul-2021
Ballantyne, Foggiatto, Staples, Lane Presented at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference June 2021 ABSTRACT Vertical stirred mills are more frequently being applied at coarser grinding duties as a replacement for ball milling. This trend is being driven by reductions in footprint and operating cost...
20-Jul-2021
Wang, Vazirizadeh, Rosario Published in Proceedings of the IMPC2020 Congress, SAIMM ABSTRACT Advances in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are transforming mining and mineral processing, and making them more algorithm intensive. The paradigm is shifting from one of detec...
19-Jul-2021
Bartiea, Reutera Published in Proceedings of the IMPC2020 Congress, SAIMM ABSTRACT Metals make modern societies function, and increasingly, various high purity precious and special metals endow sustainability-driving technologies with specific functionalities. These metals become heavily intertwi...
19-Jul-2021
Papadopoulou, Asbjörnsson, Hulthén, Evertsson Published in Proceedings of the IMPC2020 Congress, SAIMM ABSTRACT Crushing plant managers need to assess, manage, and communicate the environmental impact induced by their crushing plant operations as a step towards the sustainable development of the...
19-Jul-2021
Agbenuvor, Antonio, Jokovic,and Morrison Published in Proceedings of the IMPC2020 Congress, SAIMM ABSTRACT Body breakage usually involves breakage of particles by compression between two surfaces or impacted against a rigid surface, with the latter of interest in this current study. This mode of...
19-Jul-2021
CEEC has compiled some great examples of some of last year’s activities and contributions, including workshops, speakers, 2020 CEEC Medal winning work, sponsors, collaborators, projects and our collective approach to accelerating eco-efficient comminution for you to download here. The annual report...
15-Jun-2021
Hassani, Shadi, Rafezi, Sasmito, Ghoreishi-Madiseh ABSTRACT Enhancing the energy-effectiveness of microwave-assisted fragmentation is one of the overlooked areas in the published literature. A novel calorimetric technique is proposed to quantify the effect of inductive heating within a microwave c...
07-Jun-2021
Roper, Borissenko, Daniel Published in Proceedings of the IMPC2020 Congress, SAIMM ABSTRACT Eccentric High Pressure Centrifugal Comminution (eHPCC) is a novel comminution device that provides a single step to achieve a desired target grind size. The mechanisms within the unit mirror particle brea...
18-May-2021
Amini, Beaton Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT Application of ore pre-treatment technologies such as Grade Engineering and in-pit ore treatment require comprehensive analysis to show proven value is being generated by switching away from the current pr...
17-May-2021
Valery, Duffy, Holtham, Tabosa, Andrade Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT Pre-concentration has potential to significantly improve Mineral Resource efficiency by removing gangue early in the process, before energy intensive and expensive comminution and...
17-May-2021
Scott, Amini Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT Grade Engineering® involves the planning, integration and operation of coarse preconcentration techniques to reject uneconomic material as early as possible in the mining value chain to improve the quality of...
17-May-2021
Dehkhoda, Salaya, Kwak, Keeney Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT In addition to volatile commodity prices influencing decision making, in recent years, social and environmental performance have become important decision drivers within the mining industry....
17-May-2021