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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
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