Productivity

Productivity

B Nielsen, J Rohleder, H Lehto and C Robbe MetPlant 2017 – Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies – World’s Best Practice, 11-12 Sep 2017, Perth, Australia Abstract Sensor-based ore sorting is being increasingly used to reduce the amount of low-grade and waste m...
26-Oct-2017
Lutke von Ketelhodt, L. Kotelo, N. Schmalbein 49th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Vancouver, Canada, August 27-30, 2017. Abstract Barkerville Gold Mines (BGM) is focused on building a sustainable, low impact, innovative, high-margin mining company in British Columbia’s Cariboo mini...
26-Sep-2017
Bern Klein, Baker Giyani, David Rahal 49th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Vancouver, Canada, August 27-30, 2017. Abstract Stirred media mills have proved to be more energy-efficient than the conventional ball milling for fine grinding applications. The mill performance is governed b...
26-Sep-2017
S NKWANYANA AND B LOVEDAY (1) PRESENTED AT COMMINUTION ’16, MINERALS ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL, PUBLISHED IN MINERALS ENGINEERING VOLUMES 103-104, BARRY WILLS (ED), APRIL 2017. ABSTRACT Ball-mills are used widely for secondary grinding. Loveday (2010) reported on laboratory tests in which s...
18-Jul-2017
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
  The way we make decisions about adopting energy efficient comminution technologies is complex, and there are multiple factors at play.  Depending on the company and individual personalities, the weight of different motivating influences varies between: energy cost environmental co...
16-Aug-2016
X-ray transmission (XRT) sorting has been introduced into the minerals industry in 2006 and has found various applications in diamonds, industrial minerals, and metal ore processing since. The technology offers planar projection of the atomic density of single particles similar to the principle know...
21-May-2016
ABSTRACT Simulation work was carried out to analyse how feeding a finer size distribution to a single stage SAG mill in closed circuit with hydro cyclones at Freda Rebecca Gold Mine would affect throughput and specific energy consumption using an Excel based milling process simulator developed by...
07-May-2016
Abstract Comminution and classification circuits consume significant amounts of energy. Some estimates show that comminution processes accounts for around 40 % of the total energy consumed in mining operations and 1.5-1.8 % of the total national energy consumption in mining intensive countries such...
19-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
Abstract The Detour Lake mine is located in north-eastern Ontario, approximately  three hundred kilometres north-east of Timmins and 185 kilometres by road north-east of Cochrane. The mill processes a free milling gold ore using both gravity circuit and leaching with a state of the art carbon-in...
20-Mar-2016
ABSTRACT Mill filling is an important operational parameter in a SAG mill circuit and by its control and optimisation it can produce significant improvements in production capacity and energy efficiency. However, it is industry practice to report mill load as the total output given by load cells, o...
20-Feb-2016
ABSTRACT Over the 2012 to 2014 period, Anglo American Platinum (AAP) has been investigating the application of ore upgrading using XRF sensor technology sourced from Rados International, at Mintek South Africa. This has been in parallel with a more comprehensive sensor sorting investigation at th...
13-Feb-2016
Abstract This paper compares the performance associated with both direct and reverse ball mill closed circuit configurations. Survey campaigns were carried out in both Samarco Mineração industrial plants, i.e., Concentrator I and Concentrator II. The former is equipped with a reverse-configured b...
12-Feb-2016
Abstract Declining ore grade, leading to increased material transport and plant throughout requirements, is one of the major challenges in the current mining environment. This is accompanied by rising energy and labour costs, decreasing plant productivity and the requirement for highest plant avail...
20-Jan-2016
Abstract Reduction of energy consumption at Jhamarkotra Phosphate concentrator of M/s Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Ltd was achieved in three stages (1) stabilizing the through put as per the norms of the detailed feasibility report of the project to achieve energy consumption to 53 - 56 kWh...
17-Jan-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 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...
25-Nov-2015
Abstract In addition to minerals displaying variations in grade within an ore body, blasted rock often concentrates particular minerals preferentially into finer size fractions. Grade engineering strategies seek to exploit intrinsic heterogeneity and grade variability to improve the viability of op...
15-Nov-2015