Virtual ExperienceMarch 8, 2022

Mine to mill series – Blasting to comminution: key leverages and their impacts on downstream KPIs

In our last post, we (re)introduced the “mine-to-mill” optimisation approach​​​​​​​. In this…
Farhad FARAMARZI is a Senior Mining Industry Consultant at GEOVIA Dassault Systemes with over 10 year experience in Research, Consulting and Industry. Farhad holds BEng, MEng in Mining, and is specialised in Drill & Blast optimisation. He has worked in Drill & Blast specialist and superintendent positions - designed, led and surveyed over 100 full-scale production blasts at some large iron and copper open-pit mines. Farhad’s main area of expertise was built during his PhD in the Mineral Processing field at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) where he broadened his skillset and specialised in ore breakage characterisation, performance improvement, value-chain optimisation, modelling and simulation with several accomplished projects for Anglo American & BHP in this space.

In our last post, we (re)introduced the “mine-to-mill” optimisation approach​​​​​​​. In this first article we show how changing blasting fragmentation (also known as run-of-mine or ROM) can improve milling performance.

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