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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
Journal paper 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...
24-Apr-2014
ABSTRACT  Newmont’s Phoenix mine began gold production in 2006 and has since experienced difficulties in reaching design throughput due to variability in ore hardness. In 2010, a debottlenecking study was conducted, generating multiple options to increase throughput of the existing Phoenix Mill thr...
19-Apr-2014
CMP 2013 Abstract Newmont’s Phoenix mine began gold production in 2006 and has since experienced difficulties in reaching design throughput due to variability in ore hardness. In 2010, a debottlenecking study was conducted, generating multiple options to increase throughput of the existing Phoen...
18-Apr-2014
The keynote presentation at Comminution 2014 was delivered by prof Tim Napier-Munn, a founding CEEC director. Prof Napier-Munn is a mineral engineer with degrees from Imperial College, London and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has spent his +40-year career in applied R&D...
18-Apr-2014
Comminution 2014 The keynote presentation at Comminution 2014 was delivered by prof Tim Napier-Munn, a founding CEEC director. Prof Napier-Munn is a mineral engineer with degrees from Imperial College, London and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has spent his +40-year career...
17-Apr-2014
CIM Conf. and Exhibition, Montreal, 2011 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)...
17-Apr-2014
Procemin 2013 Abstract The concern regarding grinding media consumption rates is as old as the invention of the tumbling mill. Over the years many materials and grinding media shapes have been tested. Through all this, steel grinding balls have proved to be the most effective media for comminuti...
17-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
ABSTRACT The concern regarding grinding media consumption rates is as old as the invention of the tumbling mill. Over the years many materials and grinding media shapes have been tested. Through all this, steel grinding balls have proved to be the most effective media for comminution in tumbling mi...
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
Abstract Life cycle assessments of the mining and mineral processing of iron ore, bauxite and copper concentrate were carried out, focussing on embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions. The results showed that loading and hauling make the largest contributions to the total greenhouse gas emis...
10-Apr-2014
Abstract Secondary crushing often gets good press for its increases in energy efficiency and SAG milling rates but for a project considering this option the proposed benefits soon get overshadowed by implementation concerns. Reverse engineering from the published case studies is risky unless the re...
09-Apr-2014
World Mining Congress 2013 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...
09-Apr-2014
USA Dept of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 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. T...
09-Apr-2014
Journal paper Abstract Life cycle assessments of the mining and mineral processing of iron ore, bauxite and copper concentrate were carried out, focussing on embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions. The results showed that loading and hauling make the largest contributions to the total gr...
09-Apr-2014
SME 2014 Abstract Secondary crushing often gets good press for its increases in energy efficiency and SAG milling rates but for a project considering this option the proposed benefits soon get overshadowed by implementation concerns. Reverse engineering from the published case studies is risky...
09-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
ABSTRACT The  Functional  Performance  Equation  for  ball  milling  circuits provides plant staff with a new means to improve circuit performance. However, successful execution of a plant project, with verifiable circuit processing performance improvements, requires a significant number of accompa...
26-Mar-2014
SME 2014 Abstract The  Functional  Performance  Equation  for  ball  milling  circuits provides plant staff with a new means to improve circuit performance. However, successful execution of a plant project, with verifiable circuit processing performance improvements, requires a significant number...
25-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
Abstract The development of stirred milling technology has proven to be an enabling technology in fine grained metallic deposits. The increased grinding efficiency allows for the economic size reduction required to produce saleable concentrates. This improvement has opened the door to retreatment p...
25-Mar-2014
CMP 2014 Abstract The development of stirred milling technology has proven to be an enabling technology in fine grained metallic deposits. The increased grinding efficiency allows for the economic size reduction required to produce saleable concentrates. This improvement has opened the door to...
24-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