A geometallurgical approach at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation

Schouwstra, R., De Vaux, D., Muzondo, T. and Prins, C. (2013). A geometallurgical approach at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation. In: Simon Dominy, Proceedings: The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013. GeoMet 2013: The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (85-92). 30 September-2 October, 2013.

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Author Schouwstra, R.
De Vaux, D.
Muzondo, T.
Prins, C.
Title of paper A geometallurgical approach at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation
Conference name GeoMet 2013: The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference
Conference location Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 30 September-2 October, 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings: The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013
Place of Publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921522970
9781921522901
9781921522987
Editor Simon Dominy
Start page 85
End page 92
Total pages 8
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Mogalakwena Platinum Mine in the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is Anglo American Platinum’s only open cast operation exploiting the Platreef. The Platreef, which extends along the basal contact of the Bushveld Complex, is geologically and mineralogically a much more complex orebody than the Merensky and UG-2 reefs. Changes in the footwall and the genesis of the Platreef translate into a number of rock types being present. These rock types vary in hardness and recovery potential and present challenges to metallurgical staff trying to optimise the concentrator. A true understanding of the implications of treating these rock types is required if the maximum value from this orebody is to be obtained.

In order to more accurately forecast production and incorporate ore variation in the mine plan and comminution and flotation circuits, a geometallurgical approach to managing the operation has been used and is being further developed.
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