Friday, 20 October 2017

Grinding Solutions Ltd hosts an impressive October Mining Sundowner

The October Cornish Mining Sundowner in 2015 was hosted by Grinding Solutions Ltd (GSL) to showcase their new premises at Tresillian just outside Truro (posting of 23 October 2015). Two years later we were hosted once more last night by GSL to celebrate the opening of their recently extended laboratory and office facilities, and also to meet their continuingly expanding team. As last time, the event was very well attended, by over 100 people, with representatives from across the industry including equipment suppliers such as Metso, partners including Petrolab and other mining companies based in Cornwall. The Camborne School of Mines was also well-represented, with a number of trustees and a strong contingent of students.

Grinding Solutions originally specialised in fine grinding but in recent years has been applying its innovative and consultative approach to areas including  process mineralogy,  flotation and  gravity separation. The new facilities will accommodate an all new  biohydromet and cyanide leaching lab which are being set up with input from Dr Chris Bryan and Dr Dave Dew from the Environmental and Sustainability Institute, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.  The fast-growing Cornish company, with an international client base, has further plans for expansion in the future. Equipment on display included a wide range of mills such as the Metso SMD test mill, a LME4 IsaMill, the Magotteaux Mill, as well as 10mm to 5” hydrocyclones, and Denver, Wemco, Magotteaux and FLSmidth flotation cells.
 A few photos are posted below, and I have added names where I can.
Two long serving Metso staff, and CSM graduates Andy Wilkinson (2nd left)
and Graham Davey (4th left). Far right is James Strongman of Petrolab Ltd

2nd left is Chris Bryan, MEI consultant to Biohydromet '18


Flee Wilshaw of GSL with Linda Matthews, Paul Burton and Alan Matthews

Jim Turner, KP van der Wielen, Nick Wilshaw, BW, Paul Morgan and Bentley Orchard

Flee Wilshaw, Tony Clarke, Barbara Wills with Dennis Murphy, CSM graduate
who recently retired after over 30 years with Johnson Matthey
Thanks again to Nick and Flee Wilshaw and their staff at GSL for their hospitality. We look forward to seeing Nick and Flee at Flotation '17 next month, and GSL are one of the sponsors of Comminution '18 in Cape Town in April. They will also be represented at Biohydromet '18 in Namibia.
Flee and Nick Wilshaw and the GSL team
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