- Current complex orebodies – technical
- Defining and understanding complexity as it applies to the entire mining life cycle
- Meeting future challenges
- Social and environmental challenges and solutions
- Standards and expectations – the changing landscape of acceptable practice
- Transformative technologies to open up new extractive possibilities
Innovative CSR in Mining: Development through Corporate Community Partnerships
Extraction of mineral resources has failed to bring about the anticipated development in many resource-rich countries in the developing world. Instead, mining remains a highly contentious issue in most of…
Accounting for social and environmental complexities in mining project develo...
A significant proportion of mineral resources around the world are currently on hold, and a common assumption is that a rise in commodity prices will make these deposits economic. However,…
Geometallurgy Application to Characterize Problematic Ore at Grasberg Porphyr...
Grasberg Open Pit mining is operated by PT Freeport Indonesia. The deposit is associated with volcanic rocks and quartz monzodiorite intrusions that form an igneous complex. The Grasberg Igneous Complex…
Forecast the mineral processing destinations based on spatial interpolation o...
Production forecasting is a vital step in mine planning, scheduling, energy consumption and cost analysis that leads to optimize the profitability and bankability in a mining project, in which the…
Sensitive dependence on initial conditions in resource estimation
This extended abstract and associated presentation provide a series of real examples of the complex interactions between the numerous input parameters, both geological and mathematical, that are required for resource…
A Case Study of Technical, Social and Environmental Challenges for a Gold Pro...
Prof Rick Valenta
Most developing projects face a range of technical and non-technical challenges, and examination of development histories can potentially provide insights into improved approaches to project development. The Kestanelik project in…
Case Study – Ernest Henry Mine: Designing step out zones in an inclined sub-l...
Ernest Henry mine (EHM) is an underground inclined sub-level caving mine located in north-west Queensland, Australia. First production commenced in late 2011 and it has now ramped up to a…
Application of Enterprise Optimization considering Ultra High Intensity Blasting
Mine-to-Mill optimization typically employs increased blasting intensity to debottleneck a power constrained comminution circuit. This case study assesses existing engineering research and industrial trials on the interaction between blasting fragmentation…
Metallurgical Process Difficulties Developing Flowsheets for Double Refractor...
Subsequently exploration drill core samples were prepared and tested in the laboratory to establish if the ore was free milling. The results for the cyanide leach gold recoveries were very…