Special Issue "Advances in Geometallurgy"

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A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jan Rosenkranz (Website)

Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden
Phone: +46 920 492 183
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pertti Lamberg (Website)

Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden
Phone: +46 920 492 814

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geometallurgy combines geological and metallurgical information to create a spatially-based predictive model for mineral processing plants in which the mine-to-mill concept is used. This is a strongly growing area, both for research and as an industrial practice answering diverse needs for more efficient use of our primary resources. As a research is multi-disciplinary and includes areas such as sampling, sampling theory, resource characterization, geostatistics, resource evaluation, process mineralogy, metallurgical testing, modelling of mineral processes, mine planning, tailing management, production scheduling and economical optimization.

For this special issue on geometallurgy, we welcome papers on all areas of geometallurgy. They can cover theories behind geometallurgy, methods to be used in resource characterization and geometallurgical testing, modelling and simulation from a geometallurgical perspective and holistic production optimization. Especially welcome are case studies which demonstrate the value of geometallurgy in the mining industry.

Prof. Dr. Jan Rosenkranz
Prof. Dr. Pertti Lamberg
Guest Editor
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Submission

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 800 CHF (Swiss Francs).


Keywords

  • geometallurgy
  • mine-to-mill
  • resource characterization
  • holistic resource estimation
  • process mineralogy
  • metallurgical testing
  • process modelling and simulation

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Open AccessReview Testing of Ore Comminution Behavior in the Geometallurgical Context—A Review
Minerals 2015, 5(2), 276-297; doi:10.3390/min5020276
Received: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 12 May 2015 / Published: 19 May 2015
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Comminution tests are an important element in the proper design of ore beneficiation plants. In the past, test work has been conducted for particular representative reference samples. Within geometallurgy the entire ore body is explored in order to further identify the variation [...] Read more.
Comminution tests are an important element in the proper design of ore beneficiation plants. In the past, test work has been conducted for particular representative reference samples. Within geometallurgy the entire ore body is explored in order to further identify the variation within the resource and to establish spatial geometallurgical domains that show the differential response to mineral processing. Setting up a geometallurgical program for an ore deposit requires extensive test work. Methods for testing the comminution behavior must therefore be more efficient in terms of time and cost but also with respect to sample requirements. The integration of the test method into the geometallurgical modeling framework is also important. This paper provides an overview of standard comminution test methods used for the investigation of ore comminution behavior and evaluates their applicability and potential in the geometallurgical context. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Geometallurgy)

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