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Considerations regarding the definition of remotely located integrated cogeneration plants. Part I
Cogeneration, Remote location, Feasibility, Reliability, Energy supply, Turbines.
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Enhancements in the interpretation of geochemical data using multivariate methods and...
The development of low-cost, rapid multielement analytical techniques has generated large geochemical databases in many exploration programs. When a sampling program consists of several thousand samples, the resulting data matrix is enormous and effective interpretation using all of the elements individually becomes burdensome. However, the application of multivariate statistical techniques can extract geochemical patterns related to the underlying geology, weathering, alteration and...
E.C. Grunsky, B.W. Smee
Geology, Mineralization, Geochemical
data, Multivariate methods, Digital
topography, Mineral exploration.
The Red Dog VIP mill optimization project. Part A: Rectifying the shortage of flotation...
The Red Dog mine has increased mill
throughput most years since start-up. Although flotation equipment has been added over the last 10 years, the Red Dog metallurgical performance has been restricted by a lack of adequate flotation capacity. Two reduced tonnage trials conducted in 1997 as well as numerous SAG relines have consistently indicated the potential to significantly increase both zinc concentrate recovery and grade with additional flotation capacity. Later in 1999, a new circuit was...
B. Lacouture, G. Hope
Flotation, Modelling, Plant design, Circuit configuration.
Distinguishing ore types at the Lac des Iles PGE-gold-copper-
nickel mine, Ontario:...
A cornerstone of any successful mining
project is an understanding of the mineral
assemblage and metal distribution comprising the deposit. Knowledge of the precise mineral/metal zoning enables an operation to utilize different mining and processing methods optimized for different parts of the deposit. The Lac des Iles mine, located in northwestern Ontario, is one operation that depends on a good understanding of these issues. Current
resources for the Roby Zone total 94.1 Mt
grading 1.66 g/t...
M.J. Michaud, M.J. Lavigne
Ore types, Lac des Iles, Mineralization,
Resource estimation, Mining, Metallurgy,
System thinking for quality management and continuous improvement in mining
Geological and technical problems are
often considered the most important ones
affecting new mining projects. Typical problems and likely causes are reviewed based on current Quality Management and Continuous Improvement (QMCI) perspectives, giving particular attention to the work of W.E. Deming. As the “system approach” is an essential part of these policies, its characteristics are described with particular attention given to cultural-
behavioural, organizational and systembased
Quality management and continuous
improvement (QMCI), Industry problems,
Mining system constraints, Risk, Geology.
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