Developing flotation circuit control and automation at the Phu Kham copper-gold concentrator — D Baas and L Mikhael Gurieff

Best practice in plant operations

Increasing throughput at Phu Kham operation – a success story — R Chandramohan, R Braun, G Lane, K Hollis, J Le and D Baas

Investing in new process improvement technology: reducing the risk of implementation – a way forward — S G Doig, S H Algie, I A Lovatt and E J Knoblauch

Application of a net smelter return model within a polymetallic base metal processing plant — W J Downie

Understanding minerals in mineral processing – the basics and beyond — C L Evans and E M Wightman

Keeping up with the Joneses – the value of industry surveys and benchmarking — T D H McGrath and W P Staunton

Advanced Mine to mill application at the Barrick Cortez mine — M Powell, S Kanchibotla, V Jokovic, M Hilden, P Moyo, E Yalcin, B Gorain, P Yaroshak, J Young, B Bonfils, S Yu and A Musunuri

The designed approach to mill liner optimisation – experience at Pustynnoye mine, Kazakhstan — M Powell, M Yahyaei, J Geronimo, Z Yussupova and P Kuma

Modular SAG mill discharge trommel for maintenance flexibility and performance — J D Pyke, K Katov and S T Ciutina

Metal cap versus steel lining system at Philsaga Mining Corporation’s Ø6100 mm SAG Mill — N S Weerasekara, E Lessing, S Town and J A De Torres

Comminution circuit operation and optimisation

Ahafo SAG mill performance improvements by optimising the pulp discharge system — E Asakpo, A Heath and S Chaffer

An operator’s and equipment designer’s guide to maximising ball mill circuit classification system efficiency — K M Bartholomew, R E McIvor and O Arafat

Improved forged grinding media performance with carbon content greater than 1.0% — M Bovell, R Bose and G Cheong

Guidelines for grinding circuit optimisation — A Giblett and B Putland

A case study of fine grinding optimisation scaling up from lab test to industrial production — J King, A Wang and R Xu

Quantifying the energy efficiency transformation at Cadia due to HPGR crushing — G S Lane, J Seppelt and E Wang

Going beyond design at Newmont Boddington Gold — C McCamley, P Petrucci and K Blay

SAG mill drive train modernisation at OK Tedi Mining in PNG — M C Neurohr and A Bowler

Shifting the comminution workload from the primary ball mill to TowerMill circuit — S Palaniandy, R Halomoan and H Ishikawa

Mount Carlton comminution circuit design, start-up and optimisation — B Putland, I Lovatt, A Cervillin and D Schwann

The evolution of the Cadia 40’ SAG mill to treat the Cadia East orebody – a case study of incremental change leading to operational stability — A Rice, T Waters, B Akerstrom and J Seppelt

21st century relining – the path to greater mine site profitability — P Rubie and J Russell

An economic approach to optimising mill reline frequency – a case study of SAG mill relines at Rasp Mine — C M Standen

Automated, online measurement of bulk material size distribution on conveyor using 3D profile imaging at Boliden Mines — M J Thurley, D Degerfeldt, J Nyström, R Nordenskjöld and L Lindqvist

Getting the most from existing processes – using cleverly designed experiments to optimise the line 3 AG mill at Boyne Smelters Limited — T G Vizcarra, M G Hart, A T Karbowiak and T J Napier-Munn

Process optimisation opportunities in comminution circuits — M Yahyaei and M S Powell


Tailing filtration practices in Mexican gold and silver mines — R Espinosa-Gomez, S Gomez-Hernandez and P D Munro

Emerging technologies

Mineral liberation studies of IMPTEC SFC – 130 crushed product — E Baawuah, C Kelsey, J R Kelly, J Addai-Mensah and W Skinner

Toe angle measurement for SAG mill control at Lihir Gold mine — F Burns, C Aisthorpe, M Randall and P Ebzery

Flotation circuit operation and optimisation

Cleaner circuit optimisation at Cadia Operations — B Akerstrom, J Seppelt, T Waters, J Bubnich and D Seaman

Flotation concentrate launder design and the measurement of critical froth transport parameters – how accurate is industry ‘rule-of-thumb’ at an operational level? — R Coleman and B Wong

Challenging the accepted norms in nickel flotation — S Emery, N Tercero, S Szabo and M Flynn

Effects of pulp chemistry on plant and laboratory flotation modelling — C Greet, A L Randriamanjatosoa, K Selga and G Small

How to find the optimum air rate for flotation cells — K Hadler and J J Cilliers

Nova copper-nickel project optimisation of the copper rougher-scavenger circuit through advanced measurement and control — S W Lam, N Vines, G Gones-Sebastiao, D van der Spuy, P J J Strabos and A P Paine

Pyrite depression at Boliden Tara using F-250 – a biopolymer — R A Lauten, C Burns, Y Mu and Y Peng

A reliable solution for pumping mineral froth with challenging froth volume — P Loderer and A Roudnev

High shear rotor trials in the Mount Isa mines copper concentrator — M Muller and H Law

Flotation circuit efficiency improvement at Northern Star Resources Limited’s Kanowna Belle gold mine — A Nugraha, K Tatetdagat and H Thanasekaran

Optimising flotation plant operation by using a ‘digital twin’ in the control room — S J Oliver

Glencore Mt Isa lead zinc flotation circuit – experiences from the implementation of model predictive control — A Price, D Okle and K Brooks

Improving fine sulphide mineral recovery in the Jaguar zinc circuit — R Smiles and B Lumsden

Flotation control using froth stability – past, present and future — C D Smith, K Hadler and J J Cilliers

Optimizing the operation of paste thickening at Yara Siilinjärvi plant — E Ruhanen, M Kosonen, S Kauvosaari and C Meintjes


Geometallurgy applied to small-scale mining case study — D Lozada and A Salazar

Selectively targeting hydrophobic gangue minerals at the Mount Isa Mines copper concentrator — A R O’Donnell and M Muller

Gravity circuits operation

Addressing challenging gravity gold recovery applications — A King and J Carrillo

Hydrometallurgical operations

The trajectory of a technology – 20 years of the Albion Process™ — M Hourne, P Voight and D Turner

What category cyclone is devastating your plant? — B Wong and T G Vizcarra

Operating updates / newly commissioned plants

Optimisation of Asanko’s Obotan SABC circuit to achieve Project 5M — R Bradford, W Gift-Agbey, E Grobler and P Morgan

Optimise comminution using shovel-based fragmentation analysis — P Cameron, T BoBo and D Kraemer

Carbon kiln selection, operation and maintenance — J K Claflin, S R La Brooy and A M Claflin

The application of secondary crushing at the Jundee gold mine — K Matson, S Tyrrell and B Jackson


Characterising energy efficiency of particle sorting — G R Ballantyne, M Hilden, J van Zyl and K Bartram

High voltage pulse pre-concentration study using a low grade Cu-Au ore — W Huang, F Shi, C Antonio, K Runge and D Seaman

Ore preconcentration by bulk sorting using real time elemental analysis — H Kurth and L Balzan

The upgrading of low grade nickel ore stockpiles at Western Areas Ltd’s Forrestania Operations using a mobile ore sorting plant — A Parry and C Fitzmaurice

Millops 2018 Papers

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