Conference Papers

Conference Papers

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 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 circuits worldwide. As circuit c...
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
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
Kurth, Balzan Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT The potential for bulk diversion was identified and quickly implemented following the development of bulk sensing technologies applied to conveyed flows. In the early 1980s real time analysis of ash in coal...
13-Apr-2021
Blouin, Gagnon, El-Haddad, Soares de Lima Filho, Vanier, Harhira, Bouchard, Boismenu, Hamel, Beauchesne, Padioleau, Vaillancourt, Plugatyr, Sabsabi, Wilkie Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT Quantitative mineralogy is an established discipline in the geosc...
13-Apr-2021
Auranen, Raatikainen Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT ON-LINE SENSORS IN PRE-CONCENTRATION – 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IMA Engineering (IMA) and Mine On-Line Service (MOLS) companies have used on-line sensors for analysing ore and waste rock in mining for...
13-Apr-2021
Coghill, Cutmore, Carter, Millen, Haarlem Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT Due to the low concentration of gold, ore sorting for gold has always required measuring indirect properties, such as density or colour, to allow separation on a rock by rock basi...
13-Apr-2021
Rech, Kroukamp Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT CRONIMET Australia in cooperation with Speciality Metals International, the mining lease holder of the Mt Carbine Tungsten mine, have demonstrated the preconcentration and processing of large (>12 millio...
13-Apr-2021