Tools of a Metallurgist

RungePincockMinarco: three software solutions for different mining environments

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After more than 30 years of experience in the field, RungePincockMinarco keeps producing groundbreaking software for the mining industry. The company’s products are globally sought for mine planning, scheduling, equipment simulation and financial analysis solutions. Today, we bring you three different software solutions, each one for a different type of need. 1. Underground Coal – XPAC … Read more

Tuff Metallurgist for Tuff Metallurgy (Tough)

A very interesting write up about management “toughness” Here are the positives and negatives of a tough leadership style, which are well worth considering in your own metallurgist career path. Positives: Toughness provides sharp focus. You quickly know who is an ally and who is an enemy/rival. You can use intimidation as a competitive tactic. … Read more

Simio offers simulation software solutions for open pit and underground mines


With over 30 years of experience in simulation and scheduling, the Pennsylvania-based company Simio LLC (SImulation Modeling framework based on Intelligent Objects) currently offers several great simulation software solutions for mining companies across the world, solutions that can be applied both to open pit and underground mines. According to the company, Simio’s mining solutions can be used to design material … Read more

Metallurgical Accounting Formulas | Concentration and Recovery in Mineral Processing

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Have you been looking for a quick way how to calculate your flotation circuit’s metal recovery?  You have no concentrate weights all you have are metal assays.  Here are the assay based recovery formulas you can use for your metallurgical accounting.  Using these formulas, the Metallurgical/Metallurgy performance of the concentration plant or of a particular mill … Read more

Mineral Processing Calculators

A Metallurgist needs certain toll mineral processing calculators or tools. 911Metallurgist Calculators Calculate the Flotation Cell & Conditioner Capacities/Volume Need in a Circuit S.G. Math & Conversion Calculate the Specific Gravity or Ores and Rocks How to convert a Pulp Density (%Solids) to SG Specific Gravity Circulating Loads How to Calculate a Grinding Circuit’s Circulating Load … Read more

Do I Need Bigger and Larger SAG Mill Balls

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How do you know if a larger SAG ball will increase your tonnage and how to select it?  When is it time to change to a larger Ball in your SAG Mill? It’s difficult to generalize on SAG mill ball size selection as it depends on a number of factors: Ore properties Level of impact … Read more