he Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction is pleased to announce the publication of “Understanding Mine to Mill”, a publication written by Don McKee documenting the history of the Mine to Mill concept.
Don McKee is an expert in research and education within the mining and...
Circuits with unconventional and potentially more complex designs are predicted to become more common in the future as plant designers and operators look to process ores more efficiently. Ideas have been presented on how circuit design may be changed to utilise today’s technology to addres...
The Meadowbank mine is operated by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. and is located in the Kivalliq District of Nunavut in northern Canada. The process plant operates presently at a throughput of 11,500 tpd with gold grade varying between 2.9 and 3.6 g/t. The ore supplied to the process plant come f...
ABSTRACT: Metso Minerals Process Technology and Innovation (PTI) have been working with operations around the world to increase their efficiency through "Mine-to-Mill" or Process Integration and Optimisation (PIO) methodology. These projects have delivered significant improvements in mine efficiency...
In the lead up to the 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, LEAP Australia in conjunction with TUNRA Bulk Solids, are pleased to announce a second visit to Australia by Dr Alex Potapov, Senior Scientist and Developer of Rocky.
Alex will present an o...
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Birol Sönmez PhD, PTI Manager – Turkey, Metso Process Technology & Innovation sent the following report on the XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress (BMPC 2013) held in International Congress Centre Sozopol, Bulgaria during June 12-16, 2013.
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A paper presented at the 45th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference in Ottawa Canada this year has been awarded the 2013 CEEC Medal.
C. Wang, S. Nadolski, O. Mejia, J. Drozdiak, B. Klein co-authored the paper titled “Energy and Cost Comparisons of HPGR based circuits with the SABC...
This month's edition of Mining Magazine features an excellent review of energy consumption in copper concentrators for the 70's to the present. Written by Michael Nelson, Associate Professor and Chair of the Mining Engineering Department at the University of Utah; Dariusz Lelinski, Global Flotation...
For Release: Melbourne May 20th 2013 ASDT
Barrick shares experience through CEEC
Barrick Gold Corporation, the world’s leading gold producer, has signed a two-year sponsorship with the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC).
“Comminution is one of the bigges...
This World Gold Conference series is a joint venture between The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM), the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
Following the very successful World...
Mines and Money Australia is moving to Melbourne, the birthplace of mining and mine finance in Australia. Drawing on the support of key stakeholders from across the mining and finance community, Mines and Money Australia 2013 will feature an enlarged exhibition of mining investment opportunities and...
MetPlant 2013 will develop the themes from previous MetPlant conferences which encompass mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, biometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, water and tailings management, emissions management and energy efficiency.
In 2013 the conference will concentrate on the practical matters...
Australian Technology: Inspiring Global Mining Innovation
Austmine is proud to announce the launch of its 2013 Conference and Exhibition – the premier event in Australia’s mining calendar.
2011 delivered the biggest and best event yet, drawing together over 400 mining industry executives from ov...
The Scientific Program of BMPC 2013 will cover the following main topics:
● Material Analysis and Mineral Characterization
● Fundamental Basis of Mineral Processing
● Comminution and Classification
● Physical Concentration Methods
● Flotation and Surface Chemistry Process...
1,500 delegates from around the globe
An intensive 14-track technical program of leading edge peer-reviewed papers
High-level knowledge sharing and networking
300 exhibitors; Mining, Automation, Robotics & Construction
Held in conjunction with ISARC 2013
Hosted by the Canadi...
13th European Symposium on Comminution and Classification
The European Symposium on Comminution and Classification (ESCC) is initialized by the working party of Comminution and Classification from the EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering) with its current chair Professor Dr.-Ing....
The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is a platform for on-going collaboration between Kellogg faculty, corporate innovation leaders and government. Founded in 2003, the KIN facilitates strategy and management dialogue to promote innovation led growth and build long-term value.
In 2012 a Kellogg...
The Investor Group on Climate Change IGCC represents institutional investors with total funds under management of approximately $900 billion, and others in the investment community interested in the impact of climate change on investments. The IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investmen...
A range of opportunities are available in the mining and mineral processing sectors. These include opportunities in the following areas:
Embed energy efficiency into corporate and site management practices
Achieving progress on energ...
Over the last 30 years, the average grade of mined Australian ore bodies has halved, while the waste removed to access the minerals has more than doubled.1 This has led to a 70% increase in energy consumption across mining operations.2 Energy costs currently constitute as much as 15% of total mining...
Robert Friedland and Owen Hegarty were amongst the winners at the Mines and Money Asian Mining Awards, held during Mines and Money Hong Kong last week.
Hundreds gathered at a black tie event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to see who picked up awards in six categories: Country,...
CEEC was officially two years old on April 1st, and look at how we've grown!
Over 15 industry sponsors
Three comminution efficiency workshops across the globe
Over 650 members participating in CEEC's LinkedIn group discussions
Publication of the CEEC Roadmap resulting from the 2012 CEE...
“The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.” — Derek Sivers
I found this quote on TED Quotes while searching for talks on innovation. There are many excellent presentations on this subject at TED...
Industrial Minerals' assistant editor Laura Syrett has published an excellent online report covering the key mineral processing issues discussed at SME 2013. Declining ore grades and resource shortages, frequently documented by CEEC as drivers of change, are applying constant pressure for throughpu...
In late 2012 ABB won an order to deliver an energy management system to Swedish mining company LKAB that will optimise energy use at its Kiruna and Malmberget underground iron ore mines, and its newest Svappavaara open pit mine.
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The striking infographic released today by CEEC International Ltd (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution) illustrates the immense opportunity for mining companies to improve earnings by optimizing their crushing and grinding practices known as comminution. Proven ore processing alternatives...
As reported by Omar Arafat, Project Metallurgist & Marketing Manager, Metcom Technologies Inc.
This year's SME Conference in Denver was a success- below are a few photos of some key people that stopped by to chat at the Metcom Technologies Inc booth. (Image definition limited by Iphone and th...
CEEC’s Board of Directors welcomed two new members in late 2012. Joe Pease, Chief Executive of Xstrata Technology Ltd and Michael Battersby, Managing Director, Maelgwyn Mineral Services bring their global commercial experience and insight to the CEEC Board. Current board members include Elizabeth Le...
For their outstanding achievements above latitude 60º North, Sandvik Mining and Atlas Copco have been presented with the first two 'Northern Lights' industry awards. These inaugural awards were announced last week during the RMG Exploration & Mining Investment Conference in Stockholm.
Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) is an industry-wide, performance-based program that was developed to help mining companies evaluate and manage their environmental and social responsibilities. The program’s main objective is to enable mining companies to meet society’s needs for minerals, metals a...
Mining Magazine 2012 published an article by CEEC Advocate Christian Ottergren of Sandvik Mining, explaining why the new Vibrocone crusher could be a game changer for mines looking to reduce their energy consumption and operating costs.
Vibrocone at MinExpo 2012
Download the article here: San...
“Sustainability in the Global Mining Industry 2012-2013: Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecast, Mining Industry Procurement and Marketing Initiatives” is a report that analyzes what sustainability means to the global mining market and how it is being implemented.
Horizontal grinding mills have been used in the mining industry for more than a century, and due to their operational and maintenance simplicity they remain a widely used technology for various stages of comminution. The relative ‘efficiency’ of horizontal grinding mills compared to othe...
This paper summarizes a comprehensive energy and cost study comparing an existing SAG mill based circuit at Huckleberry Mine with two proposed circuits involving comminution technologies which are associated with energy efficiency: high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) and high speed stir...
In the mining industry, almost 1/3 of operating costs are from energy. Copper Mountain Mining Corporation from BC, Canada, finds success being a low cost producer. They're part of an innovative industry collaboration to maintain and improve the sector's reputation as responsible developers of B.C.'...
Workshop targets a paradigm shift in Comminution practices
CEEC International, in conjunction with JKTech Ltd, has drawn an “A” list of industry, supply and research practitioners to workshop and develop roadmaps to achieve a paradigm shift in the practice of mineral crushing and grinding...
“Classification System Efficiency (CSE)” is a powerful, emerging tool that can be used to increase grinding circuit efficiency. It is defined as the percentage of the ball mill energy being used to grind target, oversize particles. The discovery, validation and current use of CSE, including how it w...
The number of projects dealing with or considering dry processing increases due to factors such as:
- Low water availability in arid locations, such as the high Andes or Sahara desert
- Dry downstream processing or beneficiation with high fines requirement.
Dry processing can provide an alt...
Last week Procemin 2012 was held in Santiago, Chile. There was a strong eco-efficient comminution theme, with a pre-conference workshop: Eco-Efficiency in Mining: Process Optimisation and Integration with a reduced Ecological Footprint. This workshop was presented by Joachim Vogdt, Environmental Eng...
One of CEEC's advocates: Levi Guzman, of Moly-Cop, Adesur SA captured the action at Procemin 2012. Are you in the audience?
This presentation aims to demonstrate that the mechanistic modeling approach can be used to predict media size effect when simulating ball mills.
Based on the paper by Rybinski, E; Ghersi, J; Davila, F; Linares J; Valery, W; Jankovic, A; Valle, R; Dikmen S “Optimization and Continuous Improvement of Antamina Comminution Circuit” presented originally at SAG 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.
By Marta Samuel
CIM Magazine, Vol. 7 No. 7
Antamina boosts throughput for hard ores with support from Metso PTI.
This paper is provided with the generous support of the publisher.
Over the past decade the growth and development of mining projects have increased dramatically, as have the requirements to design and develop grinding circuits, mainly in the field of SAG and ball mill circuits. There are several design methodologies available in the market or through the use of co...
Much has been written about innovation and the need for “game-changing” step change. There is no doubt that there are many challenges facing the mining and minerals industry and hence it is appropriate that the industry examines the level of response required. “Step Change” should not be regarded as...
Kyran Casteel, contributing editor, Mining World and Coal International examined the current status of crushing and grinding circuits and reviewed progress in the present century. He found a growing emphasis on the need for more efficient use of energy.
"Today accelerating progress is evident in...
2013 CEEC Medal Applications now Open (586.08 kB)
Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chairman of CEEC (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution) today launched the 2013 CEEC Medal to recognise and celebrate the contribution of outstanding published papers, articles or case studies profiling beneficial stra...
AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012
This paper reviews the proportion of energy attributable to comminution within the Australian gold and copper mining sector. The need for this is motivated by inconsistencies in the quoted energy usage data and the lack of a common basis for report...
AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012
In a recent publication (Bueno and Lane, 2011) the authors presented the analysis of a consolidated dataset composed by 137 autogenous/semi-autogenous grinding (AG/SAG) mill pilot trials. By comparing the measured data against theoretical specific...