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Mining & Mineral Processing Articles

Below is a list of articles pertaining to Mining & Mineral Processing at Hatch which have been published in journals and/or conference proceedings.

Mineral Processing

Successful Recovery of Chromite Fines
Authors: S. Chang, S. Yalcin and M. Oliazadeh
Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference (CMP), Presented January 23, 2013.

The Canadian Oilsands Industry and its similarities with the Chilean Mining Industry
Author: J. Fuentes
Chilean Association of Canadian Studies, September 30, 2011

Methodology for Preliminary Cost Estimation of Iron Ore Processing Plants Using Limn: The Flowsheet Processor
Authors: C. Anderson, M. Richter
South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM);  Iron Ore and Manganese Ore Metallurgy, September 7, 2011

Steel Cord Belt Conveyor Development and Design
Author: J. Elkink
Belt 2011 - III Congress on Conveyor Belts, Vina del Mar, Chile, July 7-8 2011

Implementing New Technology in Metallurgical Processes: Building Plants that Work
Authors: B. Wasmund, N. Voermann, B. Haneman, J. Sarvinis, G. Sheehan
Canadian Institute of Mining Conference (CIM / COM) 2011 Montreal, October 2011

A review of Flotation Columns Application in Rougher Circuits
Authors: M. Massinaei, M. Oliazadeh, S. Zaiabadai, M. Yarmohmadi
Canadian Mineral Processors 2011 (CMP), January 2011

SAG and Ball Mill Circuit Layout and Design
Authors: L. Dufour, K. McVey, S. Perkins, L. Rolandi and E. Young
SAG 2011 Conference, September 26, 2011

Improve your Current Operations with dynamic Simulation: Continuous Improvement Strategies using a Simulation Test Bed
Author: K. Hindle
CIM conference: Maintenance Engineering and Mining Operations Conference in Sudbury, October 27, 2010

Flotation in a Novel Oscillatory Baffled Column
Authors: C.J. Anderson, D.A. Deglon, M.C. Harris
Minerals Engineering, October 2009

Managing Schedule Risk & Procurement of Major Equipment in Today's Market
Author: J. Bryant

Process Plant Design Using Modelling and Simulation
Authors: K.A. Strobele, W.M. Sztrimbely, S. McMaster

Process Plant Design & Layout - Art or Technology?
Authors: D. Harron & J. Rosas

Overview of Current Zinc Pressure Leach and Capacity Considerations for the HBM&S Zinc Plant
Authors: B. Krysa and J. Qiu

Project Execution and Escalation in a Heated Metals Market
Author: K.Thomas
PROCEMIN Conference 2008, Santiago, Chile

Design of Barrick Goldstrike's Two-Stage Roaster
Authors: D. Warnica, A. Cole, S. Bunk

Influence of Environmental Regulations on the Design of Barrick Goldstrike's Roaster Off-gas Cleaning Circuit
Authors: A. Cole, F. Poretta

Barrick Goldstrike Roaster Facility Roasting and Gas Handling
Authors: A. Cole, J. McMullen, K. Thomas, S. Dunn
2001 CMP Ottawa, Canada

New Developments in Mining and Metallurgy
Author: C. Twigge-Molecey
China Mining 2004, Novemeber 2004

Design Concepts for 500 - 5,000 tpd Mineral Processing Plants in an Era of Low Base Metals and Gold Prices
Authors: K. Major, P. Hostford, G. Ritson, J. Wells
TESCUP, Lima, August 2002

Selection and Sizing of Slurry Lines, Pumpboxes and Launders
Authors: K. Major, P. Wells, B. Abulnaga

Types and Characteristics of Crushing Equipment & Circuit Flowsheets
Author: K. Major

SABC Cone Crusher Retrofits: Where Does the Crusher Go?
Authors: K. Major, P. Wells

Stillwater Mining Comapny - Nye Concentrator Expansion
Authors: K. Major, P. Lefebvre, D. Turk, J. Sargent

Design, Construction and Start-up of Stillwater Mining's Eastboulder Concentrator
Authors: K. Major, P. Lefebvre, J. Sargent, B. Darnton
Proceedings 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, Ottawa, Canada, 2003

A Review of Fine Grinding Processes
Authors: K. Major, G. Ritson

Williams Tertiary Grinding Circuit - Design, Construction Commissioning & Operation
Author: K. Major

Recent Advances the Development of an Alternative to the Cyanidation Process: Thiosulfate Leaching and Resin in Pulp
Authors: C.A. Fleming, J. McMullen, K.G. Thomas, J.A. Wells
Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, February 2003, vol. 20, no. 1

Highlighting Project Risk Following Completion of the Feasibility Study
Author: J. Shillabeer, C. Gypton
Mining Risk Management Conference, Sydney, Australia, September 2003


Water Challenges in Mining Industry and Dry Processes
Author: M. Oliazadeh
IMPC 2015, Santiago, Chile

Integrated Production Capacity for the System Crusher Platform – Truck Fleet
Authors: M.C. Castro and J.P. Cataldo
Mineplanning 2013 3rd International Seminar on Mine Planning, July 25, 2013

Centralizing Maintenance Resources in Mining Operation
Authors: P. Sahba and K. Hindle
CIM Conference and Exhibition. Presented May 7, 2013

Design and Implementation of a Brownfield SAG Pre-crush Circuit
Authors: K. Lee, G. Thies, G. Castillo, and C. Bissue
Canadian Mineral Processing (CMP), January 23, 2013

Energy and Cost Comparison of HPGR Based Circuits with the SABC Circuit Installed at the Huckleberry Mine
Authors: C. Wang, S. Nadolski, O. Mejia, J. Drozdiak and B. Klein
The 45th Canadian Mineral Processors Conference Proceedings, January 22 - 24, 2013, Ottawa, Canada

Production Vs. Productivity
Authors: P. Rutherford and K. Hindle
Maintenance Engineering & Mine Operator’s Conference (MEMO), October 1, 2013

Space Mining Application for South African Mining Robotics

Author: A.M. Neale
EngineerIT, May 2012

Is a Koepe Hoist Always a Better Solution?
Authors: B. Townsend, R. Patrick
World Gold 2011, held in conjunction with COM2011, 50TH Conference of Metallurgists, Montreal, Ontario, October 5th 2011

The Impact of the Use of Backfill on the Mine Design Process in Deep Narrow Tabular Platinum Mines
Author: P. Kluge
Minefill 2011: Backfill in Mining, Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), March 2011

Underground Paste Backfill Pipeline Support Design, Applying ASME Code B31.11
Author: J. Sabeti
5th International Industry Summit on Mining Performance, Penn state, Queen’s, University of Arizona, May 12, 2011

Applying ASME Code B31.11 Slurry Transportation Piping Systems, An ANSI standard
Author: K.T. Pearson
The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) Minefill 2011 10th International Symposium on Mining with Backfill, 23 March, 2011

Engineering Innovation at Xstrata's Nickel Rim South Surface Exhaust Fans 
Authors: D. Witow, J. McCall
13th United States/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 16, 2010 in Sudbury, Canada

Compensating Sheaves - are they Necessary?
Author: B. Townsend
The Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Hoisting and Hauling Conference, Las Vegas, USA, September 12-17, 2010

Demystifying the Use of Cogeneration in Mine Cooling Applications
Author: D.O. del Castillo
13th United States/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 2010

Understanding Underground Ore Handling and Shifting Bottleneck Identification using Discrete-event Simulation 
Authors: K. Hindle, V. Limmer 
SME International Conference on Hoisting and Haulage 2010 (Hoist and Haul 2010), September 15, 2010

The Application of Discrete-Event Simulation in the Design of Underground Mines and Logistics
Authors: K.I. Hindle, V.A. Limmer
COM 2009, Sudbury, Canada, August 26, 2009

Largest Refrigeration Plate-and-Shell Heat Exchangers in the World Installed on a South African Mine
Authors: D.O. del Castillo, A. Pieters, B. Loots, M. Kontu
9th International Mine Ventilation Congress, New Delhi, India, November 10, 2009

Raising the Bar for a Canadian Mining Project (Nickel Rim South Mine)
Author: R. Collins
SAIMM 2009 Annual Conference, September 29, 2009

Nickel Rim South - Xstrata’s First New Mine in Sudbury in 20 Years
Author: R. Collins
CIIM, May 12, 2009

Operation of large underground fans at Kidd Mine - progressing through the challenges
Authors: K. Hortin, G. Bekkers

Using the K.I.S.S. Principle in Ventilation Modeling 
Author: T. Paquin
12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium

Underground Longhole Blasting Near Large-diameter Booster Fans 
Authors: K. Hortin, G. Bekkers, N. Disley

Environmental and Ventilation Benefits for Underground Mining Operations Using Fuel Cell Powered Production Equipment
Authors: C. Kocsis, S. Hardcastle and D. Eastick
International Symposium on Fuel Cells Applied to Mining, Montreal, April 27, 2008

Influence of bench height and equipment selection on effective mineral resource utilisation
Authors: W. Swanepoel, R.J. Thompson
Paper submitted to the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Journal - Transaction papers, January 2004

Targeted Optimisation
Author: T. Tulp
Strategic Mine Planning Conference, August 2005

New Underground Backbone Network Requirements and Selected Solutions
Authors: F. Delabbio, C. Graves, P. Labrecque, Eric Hinton
Mining Industry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, Canada, April 27, 2005

Creighton Mine, #11 Shaft Exhaust Fan Upgrade
Authors: D.F. O'Connor, D. Gibson, B. MacKay, D.R. Grupp
Proceedings of the North American/9th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, Kingston, Canada, June 2002

Safety of Ammonia Refrigeration in Mines: The Hatch Experience in South Africa
Authors: D.O. De Castillo, D.C. Rough
Proceedings of the North American/9th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, Kingston, Canada, June 2002

Refrigeration and Ventilation Design for the Deepening of Mindola Copper Mine
Authors: D.O. de Castillo, M. Biffi, M. Dawborn, D. Noort
The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy The Third Southern African Conference

Simulation Modeling of Platinum Operations using GPSS/H™
Authors: M. Dawborn, W. Taylor

The Design and Implementation of a 17 MW Thermal Storage Cooling System on a South African Mine
Authors: D.O. Del Castillo, A. Burn, A. Pieters, B.Volk

Fuel Cell Assessment, Regulatory Compliance, and Implementation of the World's first Fuel Cell-Powered Mining Equipment at Placer Dome-Campbell Mine
Authors: F. Delabbio, D.Eastick, C.Graves, D.Sprott, T.MacKinnon, M. Bétournay
CIM/ICM Bulletin: Technical Papers, September 2004 to January 2006

The Application of 3D CAD Visualization and Virtual Reality in the Mining and Mineral Processing Industry
Authors: F. Delabbio, P. Dunn, L. Iturregui, S. Hitchcock
Proceedings of the 3rd CANUS Rock Mechanics Symposium, Toronto, Canada, May 2009

Hardrock Excavation Alternatives - Present Status and Future Options
Author: F. Delabbio
WRBA Conference 2003, September 2003

Optimisation Methods for the Selection of an Underground Mining Method
Authors: P.G. Carter, D.H. Lee and H. Baarsma
Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning Uncertainty and Risk Management, Perth, Australia, November 2004

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