Description

The focus of this volume is on advances in current gold plant operation, from conception to closure; chapters also cover innovations at the bench and pilot-scale level that would be expected to find commercial application at some stage. Sufficient coverage is also given to the chemistry and engineering aspects. Contributions have been put together by a global network of experts in the field. The general principle behind the structure of the volume is that of flowsheeting based on unit operations and applied to a mineralogical classification of gold ore types. From concept to closure, this book covers all unit operations, mineralogies and processes that are relevant to dealing with today's complex orebodies.

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction (F. Habashi). Part I. Project Development. Feasibility Study Management. Sampling (R. Holmes). Mineralogical investigation (S. Chryssoulis). Process flowsheet selection (D. Lunt, T. Weeks). Metallurgical testwork (J. Angove). Process simulation and modelling (H. Smith). Feasibility study plant design (A. Ryan, E. Johanson, D. Rogers). Commissioning. Commissioning (G. Lane, P. Messenger). Safety, Process Control and Environmental Management. International cyanide management code (T. Gibbons). Process control (D. Hulbert). Closure and Rehabilitation. Processing plant (H. Lacy, J. Hayes, J. Muller, C. Dodd, J. Wills, D. Koontz). Tailings storage facilities (H. Lacy). Part II. Unit Operations. Comminution. Comminution circuits (J. Mosher). Concentration. Gravity gold technology (A. Laplante, S. Gray). Flotation (R. Dunne). Oxidation of sulphide concentrates. Pressure oxidation (K. Thomas). Bacterial oxidation (P. Miller, A. Brown). Roasting developments (esp. oxygenated) (K. Thomas, A. Cole). Roasting (Circulating Fluid Bed) (J. Hammerschmidt, J. Güntner, B. Kerstiens). Leaching. Heap leaching (D. Kappes, K. Cassidy). Cyanidation (G. Deschênes). Alternative lixiviants (M. Aylmore). Thiosulfate leaching (D. Muir, M. Aylmore). Gold Recovery. Carbon-in-pulp (B. Staunton). Zinc cementation (R. Walton). Resin-in-pulp & resin-in-s

Details

No. of pages:
1076
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080459080
Print ISBN:
9780444517302

About the editor

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is an experienced metallurgist and applied chemist with over 30 years in the minerals industry, covering management of a variety of bankable-level pilot test work projects, resource process development projects and metallurgical laboratories. He is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed papers, editor of two books (including Advances in Gold Ore Processing, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2005) and serves on the Editorial Board of the international journals Minerals Engineering (2002-present) and Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review (1994-2001). He is currently Associate Editor with Hydrometallurgy Journal (2013-present).

Affiliations and Expertise

Fugue Pte Ltd, Singapore

Reviews

@from: @qu: "The book should be of great use to mineral processing engineers, metallurgists, process mineralogists, mining engineers, environmental engineers, consultants, plant managers, and students. It is certain that it will be the source book for those working in the field for decades to come. I consider this is the Book of the Year!" @source: