Base Metals 2011

Sixth Southern African Base Metals Conference

Phalaborwa, South Africa, 18-21 July 2011


Preliminary pages

The application of GRP and thin spray liner support products in a typical block cave mining method to enhance safety and productivity
      PH Ferreira and A Piroddi

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia: A growing global ‘Hotspot’ for Copper-cobalt mineral investment and exploitation
      MI Lydall and A Auchterlonie

The mechanisms of the passivation of sulfide minerals in oxidative leaching processes
      D Pugaev, MJ Nicol, and G Senanayake

Recovery of uranium from dense slurries via resin-in-pulp
      T Udayar, MH Kotze, and V Yahorava

Commissioning of the 375 ktpm Autogenous Milling Circuit at Nkomati Nickel
      E Wolmarans, PJ Morgan, and DS Smit

Industrial trial of Mintek’s Xanthoprobe at the Eland Platinum Concentrator
      JW Knight and BDH Knights

An introduction to the Rados XRF ore sorter
      RS Fickling

Impact of poor fragmentation on cave management
      SN Ngidi and DD Pretorius

Investigation of sorting technology to remove hard pebbles and recover copper bearing rocks from an autogenous milling circuit
      K Seerane and G Rech

Effective use of energy in the flotation process
      D Lelinski, D Govender, B Dabrowski, F Traczyk, and M Mulligan

RIP pilot plant for the recovery of copper and cobalt from tailings
      V Yahorava and MH Kotze

The use of sulphuric acid in the mineral sands industry as a chemical mechanism for iron removal
      J Ledgerwood and P van der Westhuyzen

The upper ore body, a new dimension to Nchanga underground mining operation
      L Mbiri

Cave management and secondary breaking practices at Palabora Mining Company
      SN Ngidi and P Boshoff

Review of selective separations of cobalt, uranium, zinc, nickel and associated contaminants from various process streams
      SR Izatt, NE Izatt, and RL Bruening

Cobalt processing developments
      KG Fisher

The new generation polyester resin capsule support for rock bolt solutions to the mining industry
      W Snyman, PH Ferreira, and D O’Connor

Improved flow and flotation monitoring for process efficiency improvements through new technology utilizing non-invasive passive arrays
      J Felix, C O’Keefe, and R Maron

Addressing the challenges of sustainability in the mining industry
      A Davis

10 years of Zinc market development in Southern Africa (Keynote address)
      RT White

Keeping open of underground blast holes
      R Hawker and D O’Connor

A comparison of large bead ion exchange resins for recovery of base metals in resin-in-pulp (RIP) circuit
      B McKevitt, P Abbasi, and D Dreisinger

Development of effective solvent-extraction process control—low cost implementation value-addition to hydrometallurgical copper operations
      M Mwale and DC Megaw

The application of bioleaching to base metal sulfides in Southern Africa: prospects and opportunities
      JW Neale, M Gericke, and K Ramcharan

High pressure grinding moving ahead in copper, iron, and gold processing
      FP van der Meer and W Maphosa

Investigation of factors influencing the determination of discount rate and the application of quantitative methods for discount rate using risk factors in the minerals industry
      SJ Park and I Matunhire

Reconciliation along the base metal value chain
      AS Macfarlane

The product development and continuous improvement process for refractories in the base metals industry - A text book and practical perspective
      N McEwan, RA Parry, T Courtney, P Knupfer, and D Brazier

Leaching kinetics of Cu, Co, Zn, Pb and Fe from copper smelting slags cooled in different ways after tapping
      N Tshiongo, RKK Mbaya, and K Maweja

What scale should your smelting testwork be done at, and what do you get for the money you spend?
      IJ Geldenhuys and RT Jones

The effect of gangue mineralogy on the density separation of low grade nickel ore
      K Pillay, M Becker, D Chetty, and H Thiele

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