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THE SECOND AUSIMM

INTERNATIONAL
GEOMETALLURGY CONFERENCE

30 SEPTEMBER

2 OCTOBER 2013

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

The Australasian Institute of Mining and

Metallurgy

Publication Series No 10/2013

AuslfTIITI
THE MINERALS INSTITUTE

Edited

by Dr Simon Dominy

Published

by:

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy


Ground

Floor, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia

CONTENTS

Plenary and Keynote Papers


Some Reflections

and

on

Uncertainty, Decisions, Models

SHBegg

People

Geostatistical

Modelling

of Geometallurgical Variables

C VDeutsch

Problems and Solutions

The

Importance
Programs

of

Mineralogical Input into Geometallurgy

K Olson

Hoal, J Woodhcad

17

and K S Smith

Utilising Orebody Knowledge to Improve Comminution


Circuit Design and Energy Utilisation

M S Powell

27

S R Williams

37

Building a Geometallurgical Model for the Canahuire


Epithermal Au-Cu-Ag Deposit, Southern Peru Past,

51

Present and Future

S Poos

A Historical

Perspective of the Application and Success


Methodologies

of Geometallurgical

Case Studies

DeGrussa

Copper Mine, Western Australia Feasibility


Study in Developing a
Working Geometallurgy Model from First Principles
to First

Production: A Case

Morro do Ouro Geological Model with a

Metallurgical

Baumgartner, M Dusci,

A Truetnan, M Brittan and

View

] Condon, C Butler,
B Hooper and P Vass

59

67

Esper,

Rugolo,

J Moller, YAkitiand
A Pains

Geometallurgical Study of the Witwatersrand

at

Carletonville, South Africa

Gold Ore

G Nivaila, M Becker,

75

Ghorbani,} Petersen,
D L Reid, L C Bam,
F Cde Beer and

J-P

Geometallurgical Approach at Anglo


Mogalakwena Operation

Platinum's

xvii

American

Franzidis

R Schouwstra, D De Vaux,
T Muzondo and C Prins

85

Geometallurgical Modelling

of the Dumont Deposit

Sciortino, JMuinonen,
/ Korczak and A St-fean

The use of Chemical and Metallurgical Parameters to

/ Stiefenhofer

Enhance the Economic Value of Kimberlite Resource

93

101

Models

BHP Billiton West Australian Iron Ore Geometallurgy

Past, Present and Future

Wright, T Carroll,

Flanagan,

B Van

General
Is

Dijken

Geometallurgy

2.5 per cent Success Rate Good Enough?


Development Methods have

D C

Traditional Mine

the Tail Wagging the

Geometallurgical
and Process

Obstacles

to

Curry,

A C Keith and

113

J Jackson

Dog

Guidelines for Miners, Geologists

Engineers

Discovery

D David

129

J Jones and C Moorhead

133

G McCullough, B Mutsaers

139

Design

to

Geometallurgical Communication as
Information System

Distributed

Embedding Geometallurgy Decision-Making

into Operations and how to Increase Maturity of this


Critical

105

T Sua and

and J Jessop

Capability

General Topics
Cost-Effective Means for
Risks

Texture

Integration of the

Identifying Acid Rock Drainage

Gebchemistry-Mineralogy-

Approach and Geometallurgical Techniques

Linking Fine

143

D J Bradshaw

Ore Composition and High-Temperature

Phase Formation to the

Parbhakar-Fox,

B Lottermoser and

MI Pownceby,

Metallurgical Properties of

155

NASWebsterand

Iron Ore Sinter

J R Manuel

Geochemical Assessment of Mine Waste Materials and

A Robertson, R Rait and

Prediction of Final Pit Lake Water Quality


Gold Mine in Mongolia

I Swane

at

Proposed

xviii

165

Mineralogy and Textures


Estimating Comminution Indices from Ore Mineralogy,
Chemistry and Drill Core Logging

/ Hunt, T Kojauic and

Calibration and

L L

Testing of a Geometallurgical

Protocol for Determining

Leaching
Mineralogical Deportment

173

Berry
Kuhar,

J McFarlane,

177

N M Chapman,

Copper

R L

Meakin, R Martin,

N L Turner and
D J Robinson

A New Texture
New

Analysis Technique for Geometallurgy

Perspectives

on

Quantitative Textural

Analysis

K Nguyen

187

L Perez-Barnuevo,
R

Castroviejo and

191

E Pirard

Modelling
Progress

in

Developing a Geometallurgy

Flotation Indicator

Chauhan,

201

Napier-Munn, L Keeney
and D J Bradshaw
The

use

of Geometallurgical

Relationships

in Process

Route Selection and Mine Plan Optimisation for the


Dutwa Nickel

T Elkington, L
and C

Lorenzen,

Czerny

Project

The use of Geometallurgy

to Estimate

Parameters within Porphyry

Comminution

G J Harbort, K Lam and

Copper Deposits

in Iron Ore

K Jupp, T J Howard and


J E Everett

Copula-Based Spatial Modelling of Geometallurgical

G N

Variables

MH

Musafer,
Thompson,

and RC

Modelling Geometallurgical Variability

A Case

Managing Risk

217

CSola

Generating Synthetic Data for Simulation Modelling

in

207

Study

WJ

231

239
E Kozan,

Wolff

Shaw, S Khosrowshahi

247

and A Weeks

Non-Linear Geostatistics for Geometallurgical

K G van den

Optimisation

Delgado

jdx

Boogaart,

Konsulke and R Tolosana

253

Geometallurgical Approach for

A Vatandoost, B

Iron Ore Product

Evaluation

J Beven,

Campbell-Hardwick

259

and

J Young

Ore Characterisation and Testing

/ Begelhole,JJasper and

Application of the Heavy Suspension Technique for


Ore Beneficiation Plant Feed Characterisation from

Southern Middleback

Ranges

The Influence of Textural Variation and Gangue

Mineralogy

on

Porphyry Ore

Recovery

A F

Cropp, W R Goodall
J Bradshaw

279

and D

of Copper by Flotation from

A Review

Variability of Gravity Recoverable Gold Values in


to Test Sample Size

Relation

C Johnson, MI

Povmceby,

N C Wilson and A

for Leaching Calcrete-Hosted Uranium Ore

Building a Geometallurgical Model in Iron Ores using


Mineralogical Approach with Liberation Data

293

S C Dominy

Microscale Characterisation of Pristine and Processed Ore

Implications

269

L Koroznikova

the

Lamberg, JRosenkranz,
Wanhainen, C Lund,
F Minz, A Mwanga and

303

Torpy
317

MAmiri Parian

R Ram, F

Chemical and Microstructural Characterisation Studies


on

for

Naturally Occurring Uranium Minerals

Implications

MI Povmceby,

Processing

Particle Size Distribution Effects that Should be Considered


when Performing Flotation

Charalambous,

325

S McMaster,

Geometallurgical Testing

Development and Testing of a Small-Scale Uranium Leach


for Geometallurgical Applications

J Tardio and

Bhargava

KC

Runge, E Tabosa and


A Jankovic

335

NL Turner, LLKuhar,

345

N Francis, V Liebezeit,
K Ehrig and D

J Robinson

351

Author Index

XX