Current issues in the mining industry - from the operational mineral processor's perspective

Schwarz, S. and Alexander, D. (2012). Current issues in the mining industry - from the operational mineral processor's perspective. In: Peter Hills (Conference Chair), Proceedings: 11th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012. 11th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012, Hobart, Tasmania, (369-372). 29-31 October 2012.

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Author Schwarz, S.
Alexander, D.
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Title of paper Current issues in the mining industry - from the operational mineral processor's perspective
Conference name 11th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012
Conference location Hobart, Tasmania
Conference dates 29-31 October 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings: 11th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012
Place of Publication Carlton, Victoria
Publisher AusIMM: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921522734
Editor Peter Hills (Conference Chair)
Start page 369
End page 372
Total pages 4
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary The mining industry, and in fact the world, has undergone significant changes in the past five
to ten years, ranging from the metals boom, the global financial crisis and the rise and fall of
national economies, to name just a few. There has been a focus on sustainable development for
projects and operations in the mining industry, mainly pushed onto the industry by communities,
governments and other agencies. While sustainable development and operation is a worthy
priority for mining operations, discussions with mining industry personnel (with a strong slant on
the mineral processing perspective) have shown other issues have surpassed the typical issues of
water resources, energy availability and the environment. These include staff turnover and skills
shortages, extracting metal from more complex orebodies and the uptake of new step-change
technology.
     A number of key operating mineral processing personnel were interviewed to determine their
perspective on the current issues facing the mining industry. This paper details the findings of this
survey and highlights some of the topics that have been identified as the top issues from a mineral
processing perspective.
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