W. Valery, K. Duffy, R. Faveere, R. Hayashida, A. Jankovic, E. Tabosa, I. Yelkin
Presented at IMPC 2018
The mining industry faces growing challenges from more complex and lower grade deposits, rising costs, limited energy and water availability, and increasing societal pressure to operat...
W. Valery, K Duffy, R. Valle, R. Hayashida, A. Jankovic, P. Holtham, E. Tabosa, B. Andrade
Procemin GEOMET 2019
In late 2017, Hatch was engaged to conduct a Mine to Process Optimization project for a large iron ore operation. The operation consists of three iron ore mines feeding seven...
M Powell, C Bozbay, S Kanchibotla, B Bonfils, A Musunuri, V Jokovic, M Hilden, J Young, E Yalcin
SAG Conference Vancouver, Canada September 22 – 26, 2019
In expanding the mine to process considerably more competent ore sources, this semi-autogenous-ball mill-crusher (SABC) circuit with a...
C CARRASCO1 2, L KEENEY 1 2, T J NAPIER-MUNN2, P BODE1
PRESENTED AT COMMINUTION ’16, MINERALS ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL, PUBLISHED IN MINERALS ENGINEERING VOLUMES 103-104, BARRY WILLS (ED), APRIL 2017.
Grade Engineering® comprises a range of techniques aiming to reje...
Ban Houayxai is a gold-silver mine operated by Phu Bia Mining Limited in Laos since 2012. The first two years of operation processed predominately soft oxidised ore but subsequent years were expected to process more fresh hard ore. Fragmentation of the fresh primary ores was also expected to be much...
The total comminution and processing of hard ores to concentrate consumes a large amount of electrical energy and is theatrically reviewed. In the past two decades, research and case studies have demonstrated a beneficial relationship between explosive consumption and the grindability of...
Blasting plays a major role in the fragmentation of rock in open pit mining, which is then crushed and processed before the final product is obtained. Tailoring the blasting method to suit rock mass characteristics can lead to significant improvements downstream. Mine to Mill is a method...
In non-ferrous metal mining operations, it is generally necessary to crush and grind the ore to a very fine particle size to effectively liberate the contained mineral from the host rock. Fragmentation by blasting is the first stage of this comminution process. Numerous studies and indepen...
Ore blending for process optimization is becoming an increasing factor for managing cost and productivity. Economic mining and processing a very low value ore in an extremely competitive market results in constant cost-cutting initiatives. The inherent conflict between the lowest possible mining cos...
XXII International Mineral Processing Congress, Cape Town, South Africa
The introduction and subsequent ascendancy of autogenous and semi-autogenous milling for comminution circuits has undoubtedly lead to many economic advantages. From a process viewpoint, however, at least one downside has been...