Conference Papers

Conference Papers

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
BoBo, La Rosa, Cameron Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT Efficient pre-concentration using natural and induced deportment starts with effective blast design. Leveraging these characteristics using Size-Based Grade Engineering® techniques requires detailed...
13-Apr-2021
Assimi, Koch, Garcia, Wagner, Neumann Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT Run-of-Mine (ROM) stockpiles are the inventory of valuable materials extracted from the mine. Depending on the customer requests, a selective addition of ore from stockyards should be...
12-Apr-2021
Jenkin, Revell Presented at the Preconcentration Digital Conference November 2020 ABSTRACT This paper presents an analysis of significant Australian-based R&D programs focussed on the minerals industry, which was commissioned by CRC ORE. The landscape analysis may assist organisations with R&...
30-Mar-2021
T.Vizcarra, B. Wong Presented at SAG Conference Vancouver, Canada September 22 – 26, 2019 ABSTRACT JKTech has completed a comparative testing program of Bond tests as an addition to its “round-robin” quality control program for JK Drop Weight (JKDW) and SMC tests. Over seventy Bond tests of repr...
22-Jun-2020
Larson Presented at the SAG Conference Vancouver, Canada September 22 – 26, 2019 Abstract While stirred mills in regrind and fine grinding duties have become more accepted, there continue to be questions about the testwork used for scaleup and comparisons. One reliable reality check for any futur...
01-Jun-2020
T. Robinson, B. Widdows and J. Rosenberg MetPlant 2019, September 9-10, Perth, Australia POSTER ABSTRACT Increasing mill availability is a key improvement to the productivity of most mine sites. Mills are often running at maximum capacity, consequently any downtime reduces the mine output. O...
25-Sep-2019
S.Morrell MetPlant 2019, September 9-10, Perth, Australia ABSTRACT Whether it is for the purposes of the design of new comminution circuit, a brownfield expansion or a geometallurgical program, one of the principal keys to success is to “know your orebody”. To do so requires the formulation and e...
24-Sep-2019
Y. Dumais, R. Lemire, T. Banerjee and H. Weitz Canadian Mineral Processors Conference, 23-25 January 2018, Ottawa, Canada ABSTRACT Agnico Eagle LaRonde produces over 300,000 ounces of gold annually, along with silver, zinc and copper by-products. The LaRonde plant consists of a conventional SAG a...
28-Jun-2019
J.STARKEY1, B. HILSHER2, S. REEVES3 and J. HEDDERSON4 J. Starkey (1), B. Hilscher (2), S. Reeves (3) and J. Hedderson (4)  1. Sacré-Davey Engineering, and Starkey & Associates Inc, Oakville, Canada. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2. Sacré-Davey Engineering, Oakville,...
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