Northern Star Resources Limited Jundee Gold Mine in Western Australia operates a comminution circuit that consists of a primary crusher, 3.85 MW semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill, 1.8 MW ball mill and pebble recycle crusher. In 2017, a secondary crushing circuit was installed to remove the SAG mill throughput bottleneck and increase production of highly competent underground ore from 1.35 to a minimum of 1.7 Mt/a.
This paper discusses the findings from the trial phase, the circuit design, project delivery, site optimisation, and the plant performance.
Matson, K, Tyrrell, S and Jackson, B, 2018. The application of secondary crushing at the Jundee gold mine, in Proceedings 14th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2018, pp 485–496 (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne).