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Mine-to-Mill Optimization of Aggregate Production. (Final Report, June 5, 2004-September 30, 2006).


DE2007914568

Publication Date 2006
Personal Author Adel, G.; Kojovic, T.; Thornton, D.
Page Count 169
Abstract Mine-to-Mill optimization is a total systems approach to the reduction of energy and cost in mining and processing. Developed at the Julius Krutschnitt Mineral Research Centre in Queensland, Australia, the Mine-to-Mill approach attempts to minimize energy consumption through optimization of all steps in the size reduction process. The approach involves sampling and modeling of blasting and processing, followed by computer simulation to optimize the operation and develop alternatives. The most promising alternatives are implemented, and sampling is conducted to quantify benefits. In the current project, the primary objective was to adapt Mine-to-Mill technology to the aggregates industry. The first phase of this work was carried out at the Bealeton Quarry near Fredericksburg, Virginia. The second phase was carried out at the Pittsboro Quarry south of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Both quarries are operated by Luck Stone Corporation of Richmond, Virginia. As a result of the work, several conclusions can be drawn from the project which should assist DOE in assessing the applicability of the Mine-to-Mill approach to the aggregates industry.
Keywords
  • Aggregates(Materials)
  • Minerals industry
  • Optimization
  • Production
  • Mines
  • Milling
  • Cost analysis
  • Virginia
  • Energy consumption
  • Aggregates industry
  • Luck stone
  • Pittsboro quarry
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
Corporate Authors Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Mining and Minerals Engineering.; Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia).; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200802
Contract Number
  • DE-FC26-04NT42084
Mine-to-Mill Optimization of Aggregate Production. (Final Report, June 5, 2004-September 30, 2006).
Mine-to-Mill Optimization of Aggregate Production. (Final Report, June 5, 2004-September 30, 2006).
DE2007914568

  • Aggregates(Materials)
  • Minerals industry
  • Optimization
  • Production
  • Mines
  • Milling
  • Cost analysis
  • Virginia
  • Energy consumption
  • Aggregates industry
  • Luck stone
  • Pittsboro quarry
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • DE-FC26-04NT42084
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