June 2017
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June 2017
Common factors in the implementation of new technology in the mining industry
This is an excerpt from a paper to be presented at Iron Ore 2017, which will be held in Perth from 24-26 July. Visit the Iron Ore 2017 website for more details on the conference program and registration. There is significant value at stake in the mining industry from the implementation of new technologies that support the enhanced profitability and sustainability of mines. However, in order to realise this value, new technology must be implemented in a way that is both effective and Read More
June 2017
Book Review – Monograph 31 Mineral Deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and Research
Edited by Anthony B Christie New Zealand is the most geologically dynamic and active of continental ‘fragments’, being slowly ground apart along the margin of the Australian and Pacific Plates. Powerful braided rivers race straight across giant alluvial plains to the sea. Active, and recently active volcanoes of immense proportions loom on the horizon of any road trip. And the slope instabilities faced when building cities and infrastructure on unstable landscapes are evident on most Read More
June 2017
The measurement of comminution processes in tumbling mills
Development of the non-contact acoustic array approach to answer key questions for semi-autogenous grinding, autogenous grinding and ball mills with a view to diagnostics, control and understanding The challenge of tumbling mills Comminution using energy intensive tumbling machines are the mainstay of mineral processing plants, especially in the hard rock sectors that include the recovery of gold, platinum and copper. The types of mills include the semi-autogenous (SAG)/autogenous (AG) Read More
June 2017
Value creation through exploration in BHP
Examining how BHP is leveraging expertise and knowledge between minerals exploration, petroleum exploration and the recently established Geoscience Centre of Excellence A case for discovery BHP views exploration as a critical enabler to the value growth of the company. As noted by CEO Andrew Mackenzie at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference, exploration is one of the company’s six identified steps to add value. Exploration will grow and sustain Read More
June 2017
Resource characterisation of ore, waste and rehabilitation materials: tools for geologists
Total deposit knowledge can help mining companies to make informed and reliable decisions that will lead to significantly better environmental and social outcomes Mining is an international business and vital contributor to national and global economies that depends on the trust and confidence of investors and stakeholders for its financial and operational well-being (CRISCO, 2016). Social licence to operate (SLTO) is a multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder risk that can impact Read More
June 2017
Canada’s National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative
The return of mining lands project and looking to the future Mining has been central to Canada’s economy for more than 100 years, and supplies mineral commodities worldwide. The long history of mining has left many abandoned mine sites that require varying degrees of rehabilitation. The legacy of orphaned/abandoned mines – with associated environmental liability, human health concerns, and the social and financial cost of clean-up and long-term monitoring and maintenance – is a serious Read More