Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques

Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques

Areas of Study: Mineral Processing

Qualifies for CMS

Short Course Short Course
  • Audience Level: Professional Tool Tip
  • Dates: Unscheduled Tool Tip
  • Early Bird: Tool Tip
  • Enrollment: Included Tool Tip
  • Registration Fee: Tool Tip
  • Location: Lima, Peru Tool Tip
  • Duration: 2 days
  • CEUs: 1.6 (16 PDHs) Tool Tip

Course Summary

This course will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. For Spanish web pages for this course click here Spanish.

This course is one of a series of six Professional Development in Mining courses to be held in Lima between May 27 and June 1. Other courses in the series include the following.

These courses are presented by Edumine in collaboration with PUCP and made possible by the support of Compañía Minera Antamina S.A..

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) Antamina


This course examines advanced techniques in crushing and grinding by providing a holistic understanding of the subject matter. It will cover process development, metallurgical balances, sampling, and size analysis. Comminution theory, as it relates to crushing/grinding laws, and the equipment involved in crushing/grinding will provide a basis for understanding the plant design. The means of evaluating and modeling the crushing/grinding processes will be understood with reference to optimization processes. Grinding and size classification as well as energy expenditure and cost/performance considerations will also be introduced.

You will also learn about the main unit operations that are used to process minerals including:

  • Specifying the purpose of each main unit operation;
  • Describing the fundamental physical principles that are exploited/employed to achieve the purpose;
  • Describing the equipment;
  • Demonstrating how to size and select the equipment;
  • Demonstrating practical considerations of using the equipment in a mineral process.

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to online e-learning material consisting of two introductory courses in English, titled Practical Mineral Processing and Grinding 1 - Fundamentals.

Certificate in Mining Studies

This course qualifies for two days of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia, University of Arizona and University of Concepción. more details »

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.

Who Should Attend?

This course provides knowledge of advanced grinding and crushing techniques and will targeted towards: project managers, processing managers, materials managers, technical managers, operation managers, and processing plant operating staff. It will also benefit engineers, researchers, academics, students, suppliers, metallurgists, and technologists.

Prof. Bern Klein

Dr. Bern Klein is a Professor of Mining Engineering at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at University of British Columbia (UBC). Bern's research interest has long been the production of minerals and chemical processing technologies. After completing both his B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Bern spent eight years as a consulting process metallurgist before Rick Lawrence, the Department Head of what was then UBC Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, invited him to apply for an opening on the faculty. Bern accepted the invitation, hoping both to expand the type of work that he had been doing in consulting, and to contribute to the future of the Department and the industry.

He has certainly succeeded in those endeavours. Not only has he been published extensively in his areas of research interest (including industrial minerals, ultrafine grinding, high pressure grinding rolls, hydraulic transport of non-Newtonian mineral slurries, metal leaching from waste rock, rheology of mineral suspensions, and improved technologies for artisanal and small scale gold miners), he also serves as the Director of UBC's Center for Industrial Minerals Innovation (CIMI), Faculty Supervisor in the Center for Coal and Mineral Processing (CMP) Laboratory Facility, and as UBC Mining Industrial Liaison.

Provisional Schedule

Instruction will take place from 9:00AM to 5:30PM on both days, with a lunch break from 12:30PM to 1:30PM and 30 minute coffee breaks in mid-morning (10:30-11:00AM) and mid-afternoon (3:00-3:30PM).

The course includes the following topics:

  • Process Development
  • Metallurgical Balances
  • Sampling and Size Analysis
  • Comminution Theory - Crushing/Grinding Laws
  • Crushing and Grinding Equipment and Technologies
  • Crushing & Screening Plant Design
  • Optimization of Processes
  • Evaluation and Modelling
  • Grinding & Size Classification
  • Energy Costs and Balancing Cost/Performance

How to Register

Complete and return the registration form by fax: 604 681 4166 or email: [email protected].

If you have any questions you can contact Edumine by phone at +1 604 683 2037 or send an email to [email protected].


The full fee for the two day program is USD 1,600 + 18% tax. The fee covers the lecture in English with simultaneous Spanish translation, a comprehensive set of course notes, access to pre-course e-learning, a certificate of attendance, and buffet lunches including light refreshments. The fee does not cover accommodation.

Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register and submit payment at least 30 days before the course start date.


The course will be held at Hotel Novotel Lima. Detailed arrival instructions, including a map, will be sent to all participants 10-14 days prior to the commencement of the course.

Hotel Accommodation

If you need to make hotel reservations, we recommend the Hotel Novotel Lima. Strategically located in San Isidro, adjacent to the city's largest business district, the hotel offers a complete package of accommodation, food and drink, events and entertainment. For more details, see the Hotel Novotel Lima website.

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Terms and Conditions

By submitting a short course registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.


Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.

A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply.

  • Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed.
  • Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed.
  • Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees.

Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. Edumine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary.