Jacopo Seccatore

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The increase in gold price of over 400% between 2002 and 2012, due to a shift towards safe investments in a period of crisis in the global economy, created a rapid increase in gold production. A response to this shift in production was observed for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) units in remote locations of the world, but this phenomenon has not(More)
This paper shows the work conducted at the Experimental Mine of the Research Center of Responsible Mining of the University of São Paulo, taking into account the theoretical issues presented in the first part of the article. The research was performed without changing the production cycle and without resorting to investments in new types of equipment: it(More)
THIS PAPER DESCRIBES A RESEARCH PROJECT WHICH AIMS TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF PRIMARY CRUSHING THROUGH BLASTING PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS FOR DEVISING A ROBUST SOLUTION TO PREDICT BLASTING FRAGMENTATION AND FOR DESIGNING THE BLAST WITH THE PURPOSE OF ACHIEVING THE CRUSHER PRODUCTIVITY TARGETS.(More)
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