Conference Papers

Conference Papers

J. Starkey, B. Hilscher, S. Reeves and J. Hedderson  Canadian Mineral Processors Conference, 22-24 January 2019, Ottawa, Canada ABSTRACT As ore sorting becomes more common, it is important to quantify its impact on comminution circuits in order to precisely predict its effect on throughput,...
23-Apr-2019
F. Wang, B. Klein, P. Rosario Preliminary sizing and selection of an HPGR using piston-die press tests, 51st Canadian Mineral Processors conference, 22-24 January 2019, Ottawa, Canada ABSTRACT Current industry practice for HPGR assessment and sizing relies on conducting a series of tests using pi...
19-Feb-2019
B. Simonian Mount Milligan mine performance update, 51st Canadian Mineral Processors conference, 22-24 January 2019, Ottawa, Canada ABSTRACT The Mount Milligan mine, located in central British Columbia, began operation in September 2013 with a design nameplate capacity of 62,500 dry metric tonnes...
19-Feb-2019
O. Mejia and B. Klein Maintaining grinding efficiency and mill throughput when liners wear, 51st Canadian Mineral Processors conference, 22-24 January 2019, Ottawa, Canada ABSTRACT A study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between mill liner wear and grinding energy efficiency and to...
19-Feb-2019
B. Kirkwood, J. Kinal, J. Siliezar, H. Sofatzis Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies (MetPlant 2013), 15-17 July 2013, Perth WA Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) is a copper, gold and magnetite mining and processing operation located 38 km north-east of Cloncurry in the Mount Isa-Cloncurry...
03-Jan-2019
R Espinosa-Gomez, S.Gomez-Hernandez and P D Munro 14thAusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference, 29-31 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia ABSTRACT Filtered dry stack tailing storage facilities offer many advantages over thickened tailing storage facilities and yet, most of the mining companies still p...
20-Dec-2018
A Giblett and B Putland 14thAusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference, 29-31 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia ABSTRACT This paper provides a simple guiding framework for grinding circuit optimisation, focussing on common themes in past optimisation success stories, the conditions for success and techniq...
23-Oct-2018
G R Ballantyne, M Hilden, K Bartram and V Souto 14thAusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference, 29-31 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia ABSTRACT Particle sorting allows partially liberated minerals to be separated prior to energy intensive fine grinding. Sensors select particles for separation a...
23-Oct-2018
B Wong and T G Vizcarra 14thAusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference, 29-31 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia ABSTRACT Optimisation projects are regularly undertaken without knowing the root cause of an issue. It is all well and good to trial a multitude of flotation reagents, change the operating...
22-Oct-2018
M SCOTTMine Excellence 2018 – 3rd International Seminar of Operational Excellence in Mining, 21-23 March 2018, Santiago, Chile Australia ABSTRACT The Australian mining industry currently consumes 28% more water, 21% more energy and generates 19% greater emissions to maintain the same level of prod...
06-Jun-2018
Comminution Circuit Design Considerations G Lane (1), B Foggiatto (1), R Braun (1), M P Bueno (1), P Staples (2) and S Rivard (2) 49th Annual Canadian Minerals Processors Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 17-19 January 2017    ABSTRACT This paper demonstrates the selection of grinding circui...
26-May-2017
The transition from semi-autogenous to autogenous milling at Waihi Gold C Haines and D Bertoldi AusIMM Mill Operators Conference 2016   ABSTRACT The Waihi Gold Mine (WGM) operated by OceanaGold New Zealand Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the OceanaGold Corporation of Australi...
26-Apr-2017
Grinding circuit practices at Newmont A Giblett and S Hart AusIMM Mill Operators Conference 2016   ABSTRACT In 2015 operations under the ownership and/or management of all Newmont Mining Corporation subsidiaries (Newmont) produced 5.7 Moz of gold and 619 Mlb of copper from mining opera...
26-Apr-2017
G Harbort and D Zoetbrood ABSTRACT The Phu Kham copper-gold operation in the Laos People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is owned and operated by Phu Bia Mining Limited. PanAust Limited holds a 90 per cent interest in Phu Bia Mining Limited, with the remaining ten per cent held by the Laos PDR Gov...
15-Feb-2017
Abstract The Dumont deposit is a large (1,179 Mt proven and probable reserve) low grade (0.27% nickel) nickel sulphide project located in the Abitibi region 25 km west of Amos, Quebec. Royal Nickel Corporation acquired the project in 2007 and has since taken the project from a scoping study in 20...
08-Apr-2016
Abstract AngloGold Ashanti was an early adopter of High Pressure Grinding Roll (HPGR) technology at both Tropicana Mine and the Gramalote Project. The increased energy efficiency achieved by HPGRs through confined bed breakage has been extensively researched in small scale tests, but slow industry...
01-Apr-2016
ENHANCED OPEN GEAR LUBRICANTS PROVIDE TANGIBLE BENEFITS FOR HEAVY INDUSTRY – THEY ARE THE ‘CLEAR’ CHOICE FOR IMPROVED OPEN GEAR RELIABILITY ABSTRACT The maintenance of large open gear systems at mines, power or cement plants present a significant challenge due to the heavy loads and harsh enviro...
01-Dec-2015
Abstract As high grade ore deposits are depleted, remaining deposits are generally lower grade and require the mining and processing of larger volumes of material per tonne of product. These low grade deposits often contain a large proportion of barren gangue. Pre-concentration aims to remove this...
26-Nov-2015
Abstract More complex ore bodies with lowering grades increase the challenges of maintaining high throughput, energy efficiency and required particle size for optimal downstream processing in grinding circuits. Continuous and often rapidly changing characteristics of the mill feed requires consta...
26-Nov-2015