SAG milling design trends, comparative economics, mill sizes and drives

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 1035, 1999

D.J. Barratt, M.N. Brodie and M. Pfeifer, Fluor Daniel Wright Limited Vancouver, British Columbia

This paper reviews design trends related to the various SAG mill configuration and drive options available today. The impact of these options on capital and operating costs is assessed, and key technical issues reviewed. The discussion is based on the conventional North American ÕpancakeÕ mill configuration.