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The 2014 Australian Budget report: A raft of councils and support services to nurture innovation and enterprise have been abolished and replaced with the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme through the Department of Industry. From 1 January 2015, The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme wi...
17-May-2014
PwC Canada have just released their annual report on mining in British Columbia. Reporting on the production, exploration and other factors in the mining state, the report highlights the impact of higher energy prices. "Pierre Lebel, Chairman of Imperial Metals Corporation, says about one third o...
16-May-2014
Abstract An understanding of the breakdown of mine costs is an important tool for researchers and developers who seek to place novel cost-reducing unit operations in the wider general cost context. This paper provides a breakdown of operating costs in 63 mines by dividing them into three main categ...
16-May-2014
The recent progress in electrical comminution using high-voltage pulses and the technical challenges in order to bring this technology to the mining industry are outlined. Pre-weakening ore particles and preferential liberation of minerals at coarse sizes are the two major research outcomes that m...
16-May-2014
Sourced from the May 2014 CIM Magazine: “Energy is a major concern: how reliable it is, how much it costs today and how much it may cost in five years, or 10. Renewable energy sources have matured to the point where they are starting to prove themselves in the mining industry. As a follow-up to t...
13-May-2014
The 6th International Conference on Semi-Autogenous and High Pressure Grinding Technology (SAG 2015) will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on September 20th to September 24th, 2015. The organizing committee are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the upcoming SAG 2015 conf...
09-May-2014
The Goldfields Environmental Management Group (GEMG) is a technical and professional body of people working to achieve environmental excellence. Most of its members are located in the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder situated in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. The GEMG provides a so...
07-May-2014
Mintec, Inc have developed an interesting program to support operators in decision making. MineSight Performance Manager is designed to fill a need for coordinated, actionable reporting, analytics, and decision support at mine sites. Currently that need is largely filled by spreadsheets at many site...
06-May-2014
As of February 9th, 2014, over 813 abstracts have been approved for this year's IMPC! The Australians and Chinese led with their number of submissions, in a field of 47 countries: a truly international gathering of minds. Comminution efficiency has 40 dedicated papers - an exciting result. In add...
29-Apr-2014
CEEC director Dr Mary Stewart recently presented a profile on energy efficiency in comminution at the Forum on Doubling Energy Productivity held in Sydney in April 2014. The program included focus on consumer and industrial productivity opportunities including a dedicated mining  and agriculture ses...
27-Apr-2014
In this paper, the authors undertake a critical review of the Starkey test and the publicly available information related to the test equipment, procedures, and scale-up methodology. The following recommendations are proposed to improve the test method: 1. The test should be conducted for a fixe...
24-Apr-2014
ABSTRACT  Measures taken by mining companies around the world to reduce their carbon footprints are becoming increasingly important in the sector securing its social licence to operate. The options for measures reduce to three categories of activity: i)                 demand reduction by avoiding...
17-Apr-2014
[caption id="attachment_3305" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr Fuerstenau[/caption] This is the title of Dr. Douglas W. Fuerstenau's key note address at the International Minerals Engineering Congress, to be held in Mexico later this year. Dr Fuerstenau is the P. Malozemoff Professor Emeritus a...
15-Apr-2014
        [caption id="attachment_3432" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Mike Battersby and Tim Napier-Munn at Comminution 2014[/caption]   Thanks to all the sponsors for supporting Comminution 2014: a very well attended meeting. Some of the delegates gather...
12-Apr-2014
The Southern African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Western Cape Branch presents: MINPROC 2014  7-8 August 2014 LORD CHARLES HOTEL, SOMERSET WEST incorporating a Workshop on 6 August 2014:  Opportunities to improve energy efficiency and processes Submission of Conference Abstracts: 9...
11-Apr-2014
ABSTRACT Energy benchmarking is widely applied across industries to determine the potential to improve energy performance. Unlike the many technologies for which energy benchmarks and efficiency rating systems are already in maturity, benchmarking of mining processes is still in its infancy. Benchm...
10-Apr-2014
Executive Summary The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) relies on analytical studies to identify large energy reduction opportunities in energy-intensive industries and uses these results to guide its R&D portfolio. The energy bandwidth illustrates the total energy-saving opportunity that e...
10-Apr-2014
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Industrial Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is bringing together the country's leading energy subject-matter-experts, industry leaders and energy efficiency suppliers, to share best prac...
09-Apr-2014
As previously reported, the Global Mining Standards Group now includes a working group developing standards for industrial comminution efficiency. The group gathered in Salt Lake City in February 2014 to define their goals and strategies. Key assumptions: 1. The objective of their work is to f...
07-Apr-2014
This topic was addressed by Milla Craig from Deloitte Canada's team at the Quebec Mines meeting in November 2013. "While sustainability initiatives seek to provide solutions to the environmental and social impacts of the mining sector, one too often forgets (or ignores) the economic and financial...
03-Apr-2014
JON ALLEN (METSO MINING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY) gave the Quebec Mines 2013 delegates Metso's view on mill design and applications, as well as an update on work with JKMRC. "Rising energy costs, requirements to minimize energy consumption, and a commitment to sustainable solutions in the mine...
02-Apr-2014
MICHEL BRISSETTE AND JOHN STARKEY (STARKEY & ASSOCIATES) reported on the step change possible in comminution efficiency when comminution is coupled with an innovative technology at Quebec Mines 2013. "In recent years, the mining industry has shifted toward mining orebodies with decreasing gra...
31-Mar-2014
Another report from Quebec Mines conference, this time by GREG RASMUSSEN (XT) IsaMill technology was developed from the stirred milling  technology of  Netzsch  Feinmahltechnik GmbH in the 1990’s for use in the fine grained lead zinc ore bodies of Northern Australia in a drive to bring about a st...
28-Mar-2014
The following Abstract was presented at Quebec Mines 2013. Innovation using new technology delivers measurable results. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): A new tool for the mining industry MOHAMAD SABSABI, PAUL BOUCHARD, FRANÇOIS DOUCET, LÜTFÜ ÖZCAN, ANDRÉ MOREAU, AISSA HARHIRA AND...
27-Mar-2014
The premise: The mining industry must innovate if it is to meet the growing needs of the world. With an eye on international competition, all aspects of Québec’s mining cycle are affected, from exploration to mine site rehabilitation. In today’s open world, innovation is the product of research and...
26-Mar-2014
CEEC is participating in Mines and Money Hong Kong, bringing the CEEC message of improved shareholder value from improved comminution strategies to  hundreds of mining companies in a 270-booth exhibition. [caption id="attachment_3188" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Lt- Rt Tom Hunter Outotec, Ek...
26-Mar-2014
18 March 2014 Although the industry works in a competitive world, some challenges need to be faced together, writes Paul Dowd, Non-Executive Director, Oz Minerals. It’s a well-known maxim in most industries that whatever competitive advantage one company thinks it may have at any poi...
26-Mar-2014
18 March 2014 If Australia is to remain a leading resources and energy exporter, our productivity and competitiveness must rise, writes Minister for Industry, the Honourable Ian Macfarlane. Australia has long been a world leader in the resources and energy sector. From exploration to development,...
25-Mar-2014
The Phoenix secondary crusher installation has been successful with grinding energy consumption decreased significantly (15-20%)  against a modest increase in crushing energy. Phoenix is a fascinating case study as the approach taken is different to what has typically been done and what is recommend...
21-Mar-2014
CRC ORE aims to improve the productivity of mining operations by working with the industry to apply system-based analysis methods to increase unit metal productivity. This work has resulted in an integrated operational solution and system-value approach built around Grade Engineering®. This con...
18-Mar-2014
The CEEC Medal celebrates and recognises the contribution of outstanding research and field work on beneficial strategies for eco-efficient comminution, as stated in CEEC’s Mission and Objective. The Medal is awarded annually to the author/s of the most outstanding published paper, article or case s...
14-Mar-2014
CERAWeek is the energy industry’s preeminent gathering of industry leaders and government officials, offering new ideas, insight, and discussions on major strategic issues facing the global energy industry. 2014 marks the 33rd anniversary for the annual executive conference. 2,300+ senior energy exe...
11-Mar-2014
A large gathering of industry executives from around the world sat down to dinner in the Grand Salon of the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City to witness the celebration of the first inductees into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame (www.im-halloffame.com). Following a drinks receptio...
05-Mar-2014
Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation presents more than a century of innovation drivers that have advanced the mineral processing industry. Trends, developments, and improvements are discussed in depth, and likely areas for future innovations are explored. Edited...
28-Feb-2014
Abstract As part of its investigation into run-of-mine ore fragmentation, Highland Valley Copper discovered the role of primary crushing in the optimisation of mill feed size. Image analysis methods were used to quality the effect of feed size on mill throughput and showed the in-pit crushers to...
27-Feb-2014
Michael MacFarlane, Mining Consultant and former Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Innovation, AngloGold Ashanti contributed an excellent article to Dassault Systemes GEOVIA's Special Report on Mining Innovation. Mike discusses actions companies are taking to address investor confidenc...
26-Feb-2014
CEEC's mission is to accelerate the transfer of knowledge, with the aim of this knowledge being the reduction in comminution, to improve the efficiency of mineral processing. Innovation is defined as  the art of introducing new ideas or methods; therefore adopting improved comminution processes r...
20-Feb-2014
The Global Mining Standards and Guideline group (GMSG) formed a new working group called the Working Group on “A Standard for Industrial Comminution Efficiency” in 2013. The group is headed by CEEC advocate Robert E. McIvor, who has devoted his career to the design and improvement of the processing...
19-Feb-2014
The team at Metcom Technologies have just released their latest Grinding Bulletin, describing "Work Index" and its correct application. Click here to see the February 2014 Grinding Bulletin. Metcom is the world leader in training and knowledge transfer in mineral grinding circuits. They offer com...
15-Feb-2014
CEEC's team is always on the look out for insight into ways accelerate the adoption of new technology, new  flow sheets and improved results. the following article by Kay Sever resonated strongly: does it apply in your work place? Early rockets were designed with two stages - one with the power to...
14-Feb-2014
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has released its ninth annual Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Progress Report. The 2013 report takes a detailed look at MAC members' 2012 performance in the initiative's three focus areas - communities and people, environmental stewardship, and energy efficien...
07-Feb-2014
Mining Magazine Awards 2013 – CEEC is a winner! The Editor's Award: CEEC International Ltd "The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) was established by a range of companies in the mining sector. It aims to improve understanding of research findings and alternative comminution strate...
04-Feb-2014
Ian Ball has been gaining  a lot of attention lately for his success in mining despite his youth. Ian is the new President of McEwen Mining. "Lately, the 32 year old has been spotted driving a 100-tonne haul truck at the silver mine he discovered in Mexico, and the Bay St. hotshot makes a nice allo...
29-Jan-2014
The introduction of selected blast mining  has the potential to reduce the cost of mining narrow-reef gold to the extent of resuscitating South Africa’s ghost towns, says veteran research commentator Dr R E (Robbie) Robinson. In an interview with Martin Creamer, (Mining Weekly Online ), Robinson ide...
28-Jan-2014