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:: Mineworx Files Patent on New Mineral Grinding Technology
Iberian Minerals Ltd. has announced that its 100% wholly owned subsidiary, Mineworx has filed for patents on its proprietary HM X-Mill grinding technologies.
The HM X-Mill is an energy-efficient mineral grinding mill developed by Mineworx Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Iberian Minerals Ltd.
The patent pending HM X-Mill is a transformation in grinding technologies and is based on Mineworx’s proprietary, high velocity, horizontal rotary milling design. It is designed for the fine grinding of ores and regrinding of concentrates and tailings. It is designed to produce a consistent particle size with 100% of the ground material passing 100 mesh (150 µm).
The HM X-Mill significantly reduces the operational footprint, energy consumption, operational costs and capital costs of fine grinding. The HM X-Mill is designed to be energy efficient and portable allowing for low cost operation in remote installations with minimal infrastructure required.
While most grinding in the mineral industry is achieved using devices containing a steel grinding medium. The use of steel grinding media can cause issues in the subsequent gravity and flotation processes. The HM X-Mill uses no grinding media which reduces operational costs and avoids contamination-related performance issues.
The HM X-Mill utilizes a dry grinding environment whereby the ground product is air separated by cyclones and specialized screening medium prior to discharge into a proprietary automated slurry system. This provides a consistent particle/grain size and programmable slurry density for downstream processes. The advantages of the HM X-Mill include:
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