August 2001
Volume 53    Issue 8

Cadia Hill features the world's largest grinding mill

Mining Engineering , 2001, Vol. 53, No. 8, pp. 0-6
Boughey, Alan; Svalbonas, Vytas; Jones, Stuart M.

The world’s largest grinding mill operates at the Cadia Hill Mine in Australia. Svedala Industries supplied the 12.2-m- (40-ft-) diam, 20-MW Cadia gearless, semiautogenous grinding mill (SAG). This was a leap of more than 40% above the largest operating SAG mill. This article reviews the significant items involved in the development, design, manufacture, installation and operation of this mill.

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