The purpose of this guideline is to provide mining industry stakeholders with best practices for data sharing that are based on existing initiatives so that they can benefit from the opportunities that open data can offer. This guideline is directed towards readers who intend to...

Working Group: Mineral Processing Status: Current This guideline describes the Bond method for quantifying and comparing the relative energy efficiency of most industrial comminution circuits. The objective of this guideline is to provide a benchmark metric for the specific energy requirements of an industrial grinding circuit, in comparison with...

This guideline provides a classification framework for operational activity that will enable meaningful performance analysis and industry-wide comparison. The framework includes the following: Recommendations for the consistent classification of common surface mining operational activities, statuses, and events into standard time categories. A Time Usage Model,...

Short interval control (SIC) is a structured process for identifying and acting on opportunities to improve effectiveness and efficiency of processes. This guideline provides an overview of SIC and the overall impact it will have on underground mines with different maturity levels.    This guideline covers the six potential maturity levels of...

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