- 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
Development of an empirical geo-metallurgical model that unlocks value of the...
The Yandi channel iron deposit is the only non-bedrock asset within BHP’s Western Australian Iron Ore operations. The Yandi orebody is a fluvial sedimentary deposit that consists of a meandering…
Multisource rock characterisation at microscale for a better understanding of...
Pia Lois Morales
One of the main challenges for current and future mining and processing methodologies is to deal with the variability of rock characteristics. This variability affects how the rock behaves in…
Heterogeneity Assessment for Grade Engineering in Complex Ore Bodies
Dr Craig Lindley
Traditional methods of resource modelling and mine planning rely upon geostatistical methods applied to exploration drill core data to derive a three dimensional model of the distribution of metal grades….
Mineral Resource Assessment in Complex Ore Deposits based on International St...
Geostatistical simulation has been widely used in mineral resource classification of metalliferous deposits based on international standards such as JORC code. However, the modeling process becomes challenging whenever the relationship…
New technologies that will potentially enable processing of complex orebodies
Dr Kym Runge
There has been minimal innovation in the methods used to process an ore over the last 50 years. Productivity increases have resulted in increased equipment size without implementation of parallel…
Predicting flotation response in complex ore systems and characterising the r...
Dr Maedeh Tayebi-Khorami
Two ore samples with different arsenic levels were selected from a complex ore body, named HAS (High Arsenic Sample) and LAS (Low Arsenic Sample). A Particle Kinetic Model was used…
Dynamic Concepts for Mine to Mill Operation and Optimisation
Feed ore variability, the major disturbance into a mineral processing plant receives considerable attention operationally, research and strategic levels to ensure that the throughput of the ore (cash flows) are…