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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
SAG 2001 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...
26-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
Abstract. The ever increasing trend of the gold price has meant that ore deposits that were previously considered too complex, or unattractive by virtue of their low gold grade, are now being investigated more closely. These ore deposits present a greater risk of failure than previously was the cas...
20-Feb-2014
Abstract This paper examines the development of several order of magnitude trade-off studies to evaluate the application of High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) technology in comparison to the SAG mill grinding technology. These studies were prepared by Wardrop Engineering Inc. on eight different...
20-Feb-2014
WorldGold 2013 Abstract The ever increasing trend of the gold price has meant that ore deposits that were previously considered too complex, or unattractive by virtue of their low gold grade, are now being investigated more closely. These ore deposits present a greater risk of failure than pre...
19-Feb-2014
World Mining Congress 2013 Abstract This paper examines the development of several order of magnitude trade-off studies to evaluate the application of High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) technology in comparison to the SAG mill grinding technology. These studies were prepared by Wardrop Engine...
19-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
ABSTRACT: It has long been a goal of blasting to provide enhanced rock fragmentation to improve the productivity of crushing and grinding circuits. Mine-to-mill studies have demonstrated downstream productivity benefits from modest increases in powder factor. However, such increases have been limite...
25-Jan-2014
Rock Fragmentation by Blasting – Singh & Sinha (Eds) © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-62143-4 Abstract It has long been a goal of blasting to provide enhanced rock fragmentation to improve the productivity of crushing and grinding circuits. Mine-to-mill studies hav...
24-Jan-2014
Abstract. The ever increasing trend of the gold price has meant that ore deposits that were previously considered too complex, or unattractive by virtue of their low gold grade, are now being investigated more closely. These ore deposits present a greater risk of failure than previously was the c...
23-Jan-2014
WorldGold 2013 Abstract The ever increasing trend of the gold price has meant that ore deposits that were previously considered too complex, or unattractive by virtue of their low gold grade, are now being investigated more closely. These ore deposits present a greater risk of failure than pre...
22-Jan-2014
CEEC sponsors and supporters joined CEEC’s Board to hear CEEC Chair Elizabeth Lewis-Gray interview Mark Morcombe SVP, AngloGold Ashanti about the challenges and opportunities for energy efficiency in comminution at AGA’s Obuasi mine. Located in Ghana, the mine has been operating since 1897, and was...
08-Jan-2014
The Global Comminution Collaborative (GCC) led by The University of Queensland (UQ) welcomed its sixth member university  in October 2013. Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS), Germany, brings expertise in ultra-fine grinding and modelling, and fine particle strength, sizing and analysis to...
06-Jan-2014
The 46th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Conference will be held in Ottawa at the Westin Hotel January 21 to 23, 2014 in the Confederation Ballrooms (4th Floor). The conference will feature presentations on various aspects of mineral processing including grinding, flotation, new technologies, lea...
02-Jan-2014
The 9th International Comminution Symposium (Comminution ‘14), organised by MEI in consultation with Prof Malcolm Powell (JKMRC) and Dr Aubrey Mainza (Centre for Minerals Research, UCT), is on track to be the biggest event in the series. With 4 months still to go before the start of the event in Cap...
30-Dec-2013
For the first time, the global mining industry has a Hall of Fame (www.im-halloffame.com) focussed on recognising the technology innovators and developers that are so important to our future advancement. Members of the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame college of voters from around the wo...
28-Dec-2013
Orica distributed this flyer at a recent Mining industry dinner. Watch this space for more details on efficiency gains from Orica's blasting products in early 2014.
25-Dec-2013
Published earlier this year, this report profiles the work at Chalmers University in Sweden. ​"At least ten percent of the electricity produced in South Africa is used to crush and grind rock. This statistic is but one metric of the importance of the mining industry to the country's economy. Here...
23-Dec-2013
Today CEEC International Ltd launched a video addressing the key issues related to comminution: why comminution deserves the attention of senior executives, the potential financial upside and ways in which alternative comminution strategies can alleviate issues such as rising energy prices, lower or...
13-Dec-2013
Abstract Energy consumption rises as mines extract ore from deeper levels. Rising energy costs, increased public scrutiny and enhanced awareness of carbon emissions are factors which can influence mining companies to examine and reduce their energy use. A comparison of best practice energy manage...
12-Dec-2013
CEEC's Board sends its hearty congratulations to fellow director Maryse Belanger on her recognition by the Women in Mining UK   “WIM (UK)” 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining Project as one the the most inspirational Global Women in Mining. Maryse is passionate about innovation in the mining in...
11-Dec-2013
A big thanks to the Aspermont team for arranging the outstanding Mines and Money meeting, London 2013. CEEC Director Michael Battersby represented CEEC at this event and reported the following: ".....there seemed to be a very positive outlook from everyone there.  I received excellent feedback from...
10-Dec-2013
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05-Dec-2013
Comminution '14 Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa April 7-10, 2014 www.min-eng.com/comminution14/ The 9th International Comminution Symposium (Comminution '14) is organised by MEI in consultation with Prof Malcolm Powell and Dr. Aubrey Mainza and is sponsored by TOMS, Starkey & Assoc...
03-Dec-2013
Comminution '14 Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa April 7-10, 2014 www.min-eng.com/comminution14/ The 9th International Comminution Symposium (Comminution '14) is organised by MEI in consultation with Prof Malcolm Powell and Dr. Aubrey Mainza and is sponsored by TOMS, Starkey & Assoc...
02-Dec-2013