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2014 CEEC Medal Applications Now Open Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chairman of CEEC (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution) International Ltd today announced the opening of applications for the 2014 CEEC Medal. The CEEC Medal recognises and celebrates the contribution of outstanding published papers,...
14-Nov-2013
[caption id="attachment_2580" align="aligncenter" width="700"] L-R: Owen Hegarty, CEEC Patron; Sandy Gray Gekko Systems and Joe Cucuzza AMIRA prepare to address the delegates at Mines and Money Melbourne 2013.[/caption] CEEC Patron Owen Hegarty, AMIRA's Joe Cucuzza and Gekko Systems's Sandy Gray...
02-Nov-2013
[caption id="attachment_2384" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The CEEC Medal[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2373" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Winning Authors: L-R Klein, Wang Nadolski, Drozdiak (NB O Mejia absent)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2381" align="aligncenter" w...
31-Oct-2013
CIM's October 2013 Magazine published an excellent feature addressing comminution. The report quotes operators, service providers and equipment manufacturers as well as CEEC Director Joe Pease (CEO Xstrata Technology).   [caption id="attachment_1281" align="alignleft" width="247"] CEEC Di...
25-Oct-2013
Download details here: CallforNominationsCEECBoard   Nomination & Expression of Interest – CEEC Board Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting for CEEC International Ltd (CEEC) will be held on Thursday, 21st November, 2013, at 5.00 p.m. (AEDT). In accordance with the Cons...
24-Oct-2013
The 2013  CEEC Medal presentation on October 11th drew many  from North America: here are pictures some of our guests. [caption id="attachment_2466" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Sandy Gray from Gekko Systems chatting with Andy Maclean and Gavin Ritson (Hatch)[/caption]   [caption i...
22-Oct-2013
The 2013 CEEC Medallists were recognised at a " by invitation only"  industry event hosted by Ausenco at their Vancouver offices. Ed Meka, Ausenco's President, Minerals and Metals, Americas welcomed the assembled guests, before introducing  CEEC Chair, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray  who gave an overview of C...
22-Oct-2013
Attending Procemin 2013? Make sure you register for the course being run by  Alex Doll, Comminution Consultant, Canada, and Peter Amelunxen, Aminpro Chile. The course is for engineers with intermediate or advanced understanding of grinding circuits: EPCM engineers who will be designing and...
08-Oct-2013
[caption id="attachment_2293" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kyle Bartholomew Metcom Technologies; Mike Daniel CMD Consulting; Bill Johnson,[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2278" align="alignright" width="300"] Lt: Tom Hunter Outotec Rt Sandy Gray Gekko Systems[/caption] [capti...
08-Oct-2013
[caption id="attachment_2320" align="alignleft" width="300"] Elizabeth Lewis-Gray Gekko and Wayne McFaull Newmont meet special guest Mark Morcombe AngloGold Ashanti[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2317" align="alignright" width="300"] CEEC Directors: Mike Daniel, Sarah Boucaut (EO) Mike Batters...
04-Oct-2013
International Mining Hall of Fame nominations have now closed: details will be published in the November 2013 issue of International Mining.  CEEC's founding Chair Elizabeth Lewis-Gray and co-director Joe Pease are nominated in the Comminution section, along with CEEC sponsor RME's John Russell. "C...
01-Oct-2013
WorldGold 2013 Abstract Mine-to-mill studies have previously demonstrated downstream productivity benefits from relatively modest increases in blast energy, or powder factor. These increases have up to now been limited by safety and environmental constraints, since excessive blast energy can r...
28-Sep-2013
[caption id="attachment_2236" align="aligncenter" width="700"] CEEC Director Dr Mike Daniel (Rt) and CEEC Advocate Levi Guzman (Lt) meet with colleagues in Peru in August 2013[/caption] Founding CEEC Director Dr Mike Daniel met one of CEEC's South American advocates Levi Guzman recently while in...
24-Sep-2013
The IMPC 2014 is expected to gather over 1,000 professionals and academics from the mining industry representing approximately 60 countries. Top universities specialising in mineral processing,all major mining companies, plus the leading providers in the world of services and technologies will att...
10-Sep-2013
12 case studies show sustained improvement of 15% - 48% throughput over last 10 years at sites including Mt Rawdon, Henty, Kambalda, Sepon Gold and more, reports Orway Mineral Consultants. Table 1 below is taken from Orway Mineral Consultants (WA) Pty Ltd white paper recently published. It provid...
10-Sep-2013
White paper Orway Mineral Consultants (OMC) is a Perth and Toronto based metallurgical consultancy established in 1983, with a reputation for the delivery of high quality studies and practical engineered solutions in the areas of comminution, beneficiation and hydrometallurgy. OMC optimise and au...
09-Sep-2013
Powerful x-rays can now be used to rapidly and accurately detect gold in ore samples, thanks to a new technique developed by CSIRO – a move that could save Australia’s minerals industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Working with Canadian company Mevex, CSIRO has conducted a pilot stu...
05-Sep-2013
SME 2013 Abstract Understanding mill charge motion is important. In the charge, the centre of gravity is shifted from the rotational centre of the mill system, and its motion is induced by rotation of the mill, while at the same time the charge creates a torque into the mill system. Breakage of...
04-Sep-2013
SME 2013 Abstract The current paper looks at evaluating the merits of large geared mills versus gearless driven mills by evaluating the following factors: The capability of currently available systems in terms of power and mill diameter Efficiency in terms of overall electrical power consu...
02-Sep-2013
Review OSIsoft’s library of user case studies which includes issues related to energy monitoring and management. One such example is the paper on Smart monitoring of cement plants for energy efficiency.
28-Aug-2013
The problem of setting the proper controls and/or having several objectives to be met in the implementation of grinding control strategies can be resolved. The design and implementation of a distributed control system for safe operation of a grinding circuit while maximising profit is presented. An...
28-Aug-2013
From Author: Clara Ferreira-Marques (Reuters) Posted: Thursday , 22 Aug 2013 LONDON (REUTERS) - After extensive cost cuts in a bid to woo investors, the low hanging fruit has been plucked, but more is needed if the major producers are to recover fully. Mining firms are wooing investors with...
27-Aug-2013
Harmony repositions itself for the future Published on 14 August 2013 Best annual lost time injury frequency rate ever 7% year-on-year increase in underground grade Major reductions in costs and capital Headline profit per share* of 47 SA cents (5 US cents) for  financial year 2...
19-Aug-2013
Newcrest Mining has teamed with the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to build a $3 million extension to a minerals research laboratory. The gold miner has contributed $2.5 million for the extension at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), with UTAS and the ARC...
07-Aug-2013
This month's issue of International Mining has a good round up of the latest news in processing, including a review of new technology, new alliances and new ideas. News of Outotoec's acquisition of Scanalyze and cooperation with Koppern; Weir Minerals' licence with KHD and partnership with Minyu Mac...
01-Aug-2013
ABSTRACT Global ore grades are declining while commodity demands continue to increase. Ore bodies requiring treatment are becoming increasingly complex requiring a finer grind size for maximum mineral recovery and grade. The demand for a finer grind size has set new challenges especially for grindin...
23-Jul-2013
Abstract In the context of the mining industry, smaller grain size and other mineralogical characteristics have motivated the need to grind finer. In order to address this need, the interest in fine grinding technologies has grown over the last 20 years as is illustrated by a growing body of knowle...
23-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT Particle size reduction is one of the most energy intensive and inefficient processes in use today. Traditional means for calculating energy requirements used for sizing equipment rely on empirically derived formulas and indices. The standard work indices of Kick, Bond and Von Rittinger ea...
23-Jul-2013
Comminution processes are cited as having an efficiency of less than 1%. Even if the efficiency of these processes could be increased to 5% as is suggested to be possible, the conclusion would remain that comminution processes are very inefficient with some 95% of the  input energy lost to the envir...
23-Jul-2013
JKTech's Diana Drinkwater, Metallurgical training manager, reported on the JKTech Eco-Efficient Comminution workshop held after MetPlant2013 in Perth, Western Australia. The Workshop saw 16 delegates,  divided pretty evenly between engineers, vendors and operators sharing knowledge and defining o...
22-Jul-2013
Energetics recently published an excellent article reviewing the parameters used to link energy with process efficiency and profitability. Highly recommended read!  Energetics has over 25 years experience in carbon and energy management working with large, complex, multi-site energy users spannin...
22-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT One of the most vigorous of the continuous improvement methodologies is Six Sigma. While usually associated with improving manufacturing and product quality, leading manufacturers are using it to improve their extended supply chain and logistics capabilities. At the same time they are impr...
22-Jul-2013
The following article appeared in the  July 2013 issue of Mining, People and the Environment. Thanks to author Graham White, and Ruth Green at Aspermont for a great feature.   Classic economic theory tells us that competition and the profit motive should herd every enterprise along the ro...
09-Jul-2013
Partner with CEEC for recognition of energy efficiency improvements in your company! Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. Over the past 15 years the Global...
09-Jul-2013
CRC ORE and Mine to Mill expert Don McKee released a publication entitled Understanding Mine to Mill. The publication documents the history of Mine to Mill, explaining the concept in simple terms along with the elements and keys to successful implementation. Understanding Mine to Mill does not pr...
08-Jul-2013