In all ore dressing and milling Operations, including flotation, cyanidation, gravity concentration, and amalgamation, the Working Principle is to crush and grind, often with rob mill ball mills, the ore in order to liberate the minerals. In the chemical and process industries, grinding is an important step in preparing raw materials for subsequent treatment.
From there, the crushed gold ore is sent to a ball mill, evenly as it passes through a vibrating screen for grinding. From the ball mill, the gold ore powder is subjected to the process known as beneficiation for further crushing before classification and floatation processes.
Vetran miner Mike Reynolds takes us through a tour of a gold processing mill that he has been working on for several years. He explains the process of taking the raw material and extracting the
How Ball Mills Work The following process description is based upon a ball mill used in the hard rock mining industry for liberating minerals from ore, but the operating principle for ball mills
The ball mill is very similar to the SAG mill, except it has a larger proportion of steel balls to assist in the grinding process. Following grinding in the ball mill, the material is returned via the sump (8) to the secondary hydrocyclone (9) for resizing.