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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Middle East & Asia: November 9th 2018


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:: Improved Mill Control at Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea


At the Lihir Gold Mine, the concentrator plant was utilizing SAG millís bearing pressure to calculate load measurement for their mill. Following a series of SAG mill overload events that caused significant milling downtime, the mill operators and metallurgists lost confidence in the repeatability and accuracy of the load measurements. There was a clear need for a better method of measuring and controlling the volumetric filling.

The Lihir Gold Mine is operated by Lihir Gold Limited, a subsidiary of Newcrest Mining Limited. The open pit mine is located on Niolam Island, Papua New Guinea, approximately 900 kilometers north-east of Port Moresby. In 2017, the Lihir Gold Mine produced 940,060 oz of gold and milled 13.001 Mt at an operating rate of 1,797 tph.

Read the full article here: www.outotec.com/company/newsletters/minerva/minerva-issue-2--2018/improved-mill-control-at-lihir-gold-mine-in-papua-new-guinea/




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