March 2018 / Kellgold Refractory Gold Processing

March 2018 / Kellgold Refractory Gold Processing

KellGold utilises commercially proven unit operations and learnings from processing of PGM concentrates through the Kell Process. The following benefits could be realised for KellGold (Adams, et al., 2015):- • No constraints on flotation concentrate grades or...
October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

Selecting a mining method is one of the most critical and problematic activities of mining engineering. The ultimate goal of the mining method is to maximise the profit and extraction of the mineral resources while providing a safe working environment. The selection...
May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

Industry cost curves are valuable tools to benchmark the operational cost performance of an existing operation or new proposed mine project against industry. The industry cost curve indicates the ability of the existing mines to endure cyclical commodity prices and...
Dec 2016 / What on Earth are Rare Earths

Dec 2016 / What on Earth are Rare Earths

The term “rare” in reference to rare earth elements (“REEs”) is not strictly correct and stems from the early 1950s. The complexity of REE ores and elements made the separate economic extraction of individual elements more difficult and costly. Some of the elements...