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OMC Managing Director, Brian Putland presented a paper on 'The Mount Carlton Comminution Circuit Design, Start-up and Optimisation' at the Mill Operators Conference 2018. This paper provides a simple framework for grinding circuit optimisation, focusing on common themes in past optimisation success stories, the conditions for...

Mako Project Commissioning - The Mako Gold Project is located in south-eastern Senegal in the Kedougou region, close to the Gambia river and township of Mako.  Toro Gold Ltd awarded the EP contract to Lycopodium in August 2016 and site construction with Petowal Mining Company...

Women currently make up only about 16% of the mining workforce with less than 1% in part time, casual or flexible positions. When you compare these numbers with the greater Australian population (50% female representation with approximately 60% in flexible positions) these aren’t great statistics....

Over the hundreds of grinding circuit optimisations undertaken by OMC a number of common problems are encountered time after time. One re-occurring problem is cyclone control. There seems to be a misconception in the industry that cyclones undertake grinding of the ore because as soon a...

The Kevitsa open-pit mine in Finland is located approximately 142 kilometres north-northeast of Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. The mine hosts significant quantities of nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE (platinum group elements) ore and is one of the largest ever mineral discoveries in Finland. The operation was commissioned in...

The Mount Carlton gold mine in Queensland's North East, 150km from Townsville, sits on a high-sulphidation epithermal style deposit rich in gold, copper, and silver. Mt Carlton is an open pit mining operation with ore processed using a primary crusher, single stage SAG mill and...

When the request to manage the commissioning of the Santa Rosa Gold Mine came through in early 2016, we couldn’t say no.  What did we know about Colombia; a small country in the North West corner of South America with a heavy Spanish influence...

Comminution is a term describing particle size reduction; usually involving crushing and grinding of solid materials to smaller particles or fragments.  Comminution can account for up to 70% of a mine site’s energy consumption and is a major operating cost. To avoid wasting large amounts...