In this presentation an historical perspective of the origins of Mine-to-Mill is described and is followed by a discussion of how AG/SAG feed size affects throughput and specific energy and the factors that in turn influence AG/SAG feed size, such as ore hardness, Run of Mine (RoM) size distribution and crusher operation (both primary and secondary).

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The oversize crusher feed size distribution, oscf, and the primary cyclone feed size distribution, pcfd, are estimated utilising the SAG mill grate size and discharge screen aperture sizes and the Rosin-Rammler size distribution function, which has been selected for its convenience and since it "has been found to fit many

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By combining with SAG discharge and screening on the SAG discharge screens, top size control to the ball-mill circuit feed is maintained while still …

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As all ex- primary crusher ag/sag mill feed size distributions are the result of how in-situ rock has been blasted and subsequently treated by the primary crusher, it is reasonable to expect that by changing how blasting is carried out and how the primary crusher is operated significant changes 10 can be made to the distribution.

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efficient, single stage SAG milling is likely to be the most profitable grinding circuit design. 2. Medium Grind – 80% passing size between 106 and 75 µm. To mill in single stage SAG configuration, the feed must be consistent, not too coarse or too fine. The downstream process must be able to handle fluctuations in the grind size. If these

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Figures 8 and 9 on the right show results from a gold plant's SAG mill achieved with MillStar's Segregated Ore Feed Controller combined with the Power Optimiser: • The standard deviation of the mill feed control is greatly reduced. • The cyclone feed is more stable, allowing for consistent size separation and feed to downstream processes.

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Influence of feed size on AG / SAG mill performance. The experimental assessment of ball mills type MCB 4.5x6 (МШЦ 4,5х6) operating in copper ore processing plant and SAG mill 8.5x5.3 operating in gold ore processing plant are presented. The….

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Figure 1 shows a range of M4A SAG feed size distributions compared with an M1 feed size distribution. It is clear that the M1 material fragments very finely in the blast …

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F80 80% passing size of the circuit feed (μm) HPGR High Pressure Grinding Roll P80 80% passing size of the circuit product (μm) PSD Particle Size Distribution ROM Run-of-Mine SAG Semi-Autogenous Grinding SMC Test® SAG Mill Comminution Test 3. KEYWORDS Autogenous Grinding (AG) mill, Ball mill, Comminution,

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Single stage SAG Mills are very beneficial in reducing CAPEX for plants with a staged throughput approach. When future tonnage is to be increased, the SAG Mill can feed downstream ball milling to boost capacity. Fuller-Traylor SAG/AG Mills range in size from 4.3m through 12.2m in diameter with powers as high as 28,000 kW.

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Surveys of the SAG mill during the first four weeks of operation showed the feed size distribution, transfer size and pebble rate to be lower or less than those catered for in the design.

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Mine-to-Mill: Changing AG/SAG feed size through blasting Professional development and learning material for minerals processing engineers. In this last presentation different ways of changing Drill-and-Blast design and how Drill-and-Blast is implemented to effect changes in Rom distribution are explored.

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Problems (inaccuracies), however, arise when applying power-based equations when the feed and/or product size distributions depart from this condition, and the more they depart the more inaccurate will become the predictions. In the case of SAB/SABC circuits the transfer size is the product of the SAG mill circuit and the feed of the ball mill ...

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Developments in SAG Mill Design and Operation Over the last few years, SAG mill manufacturing technology has advanced rapidly. The bounds of mill size have been pushed from two directions. Firstly, the advent of ring motors has removed the constraint applied by the power that a single pinion gear was able to transmit.

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Ø Manipulation of SAG Mill Operating Parameters (eg. load, ball charge, speed and density) Ø Maximising Pebble Recycle Load and Crusher Interaction With the SAG Mill I-12 Ø Effect of SAG Mill Feed Size Distribution and Ore Variability Ø Mill liner design modifications, and Ø Circuit Design Considerations That Influenced Throughput

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ball-mill sized feed. Feed ore with a top size of up to 200 mm (8 in.) and water enter the feed end of a SAG mill through a feed chute; the ore is milled in the shell and milled product exits through grates and pulp lifters at the discharge end (Fig. 1). The discharge is screened and the undersize, typically less than 12 mm (0.5 in.), provides ball

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the benefits of SAG mill feed size manipulation can be readily assessed. Furthermore the paper discusses the features of partial secondary crushing circuits and the pros and cons of various configurations. The intervention undertaken involved characterising the ore using a new measure of competence,

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