Present Milling Practice at the Kambalda Nickel Operations of Western Mining Corporation Limited

CIM Bulletin, 1973

C. M. KLEEMANN, Group Consulting Metallurgist, Western Mining Corporation Limited, Kambalda, Australia

The paper describes the present milling practice at Western Mining Corporation Limited's new nickel mine at Kambalda in Western Australia. It details the crushing, autogenous grinding, flotation and spray drying circuits for the production of a nickel concentrate. It also indicates some of the metallurgical problems which have been encountered in concentrating this ore.
Keywords: ball mill, long tons, nickel, Rock Mill, Western Mining Corporation Limited, Circuit, Circuits, Concentrate, Concentrates, Ore, Ores, Rock, Rocks