PanAust is committed to continuous improvement. The Company is an active contributor to the mining industry’s efforts to identify and implement innovative solutions to improve performance and safety outcomes.

The following published papers available below are a snapshot of this ongoing contribution.     

Safety

Paper Title File Release Date
Improving mine operation safety performance in a developing country Attachment Size Improving mine operations safety in a developing country.pdf 422.44 KB 01/05/2017

Sustainability

Paper Title File Release Date
Closure planning in a developing country – a case study from the Phu Kham Mine, Laos, Southeast Asia Attachment Size Closure planning in a developing country – a case study from the Phu Kham Mine, Laos, Southeast Asia.pdf 862.33 KB 22/09/2018
PanAust Limited's approach to mine waste and tailings stewardship Attachment Size PanAust Limited's approach to mine waste and tailings stewardship.pdf 456.62 KB 24/07/2018
Passive treatment of toe drain discharges from a Tailings Storage Facility using an oxic granite bed Attachment Size Passive treatment of toe drain discharges from a tailings storage facility using an oxic granite bed.pdf 1.26 MB 21/04/2015
Leading practice solutions for acid rock drainage prevention and control Attachment Size Leading practice solutions for acid rock drainage prevention and control.pdf 1.18 MB 28/04/2014
Integrated acid rock drainage management at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation in Lao PDR Attachment Size Integrated acid rock drainage management at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation in Lao PDR_0.pdf 487.09 KB 21/06/2011

Tailings

Paper Title File Release Date
Deformation analysis of an AFRD for mine tailings storage and power generation Attachment Size Deformation analysis of an AFRD for mine tailings storage and power generation.pdf 710.79 KB 17/09/2017
Incrementally raised inclined asphalt core tailings dam Attachment Size Incrementally raised inclined asphalt core tailings dam.pdf 308.45 KB 17/05/2017

Exploration

Paper Title File Release Date
The discovery of the Nam San copper-gold deposit, Phu Kham, Laos Attachment Size The discovery of the Nam San copper-gold deposit, Phu Kham, Laos.pdf 3.08 MB 18/03/2015
Discovery and geology of the Kham Thong Lai copper-gold deposit, Lao PDR Attachment Size Discovery and geology of the Kham Thong Lai copper-gold deposit, Lao PDR.pdf 724.83 KB 27/05/2013
Exploring and developing mineral deposits in north Lao PDR_The Ban Houayxai gold-silver deposit Attachment Size Exploring and developing mineral deposits in north Lao PDR_The Ban Houayxai gold-silver deposit.pdf 3.06 MB 23/11/2009
Discovery, geology and mineralisation of the Phu Kham copper-gold deposit Lao PDR Attachment Size Discovery, geology and mineralisation of the Phu Kham copper-gold despoit Lao People's Democratic Republic.pdf 4.58 MB 18/08/2005

Geology

Paper Title File Release Date
Empirical mill throughput modelling and linear programming for blend optimisation at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation, Laos Attachment Size Empirical mill throughput modelling and linear programming for bled optimisation at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation, Laos.pdf 1.24 MB 20/09/2017

Project development

Paper Title File Release Date
The Increased Recovery Project at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation, Lao PDR Attachment Size The Increased Recovery Project at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation, Laos PDR.pdf 1.48 MB 07/09/2015
PanAust - on the fast track to success Attachment Size PanAust - on the fast track to success.pdf 497.9 KB 24/05/2012

Mining

Paper Title File Release Date
Blast optimisation of hard ores at the Phu Kham open-pit Attachment Size Blast omptimisation of hard ores at Phu Kham open-pit.pdf 1.73 MB 28/01/2018
Truck haulage improvements at the Phu Kham mine - the journey to 97 per cent utilisation of availability Attachment Size Truck haulage improvements at the Phu Kham mine - the journey to 97 per cent utilisation of availability.pdf 4.39 MB 22/08/2016
The Phu Bia Mining Limited MineSched journey Attachment Size test.txt 4 bytes 04/08/2016
Optimisation of drill and blast for mill throughput improvements at the Ban Houayxai mine Attachment Size Optimisation of drill and blast for mill throughput improvements at the Ban Houayxai mine.pdf 566.69 KB 06/05/2015

Processing

Paper Title File Release Date
SAG mill optimisation and increasing throughput at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation - a success story Attachment Size SAG mill optimisation and increasing throughput at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation - a success story.pdf 1.68 MB 31/07/2018
Throughput forecasting and optimisation at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation Attachment Size Throughput forecasting and optimisation at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation.pdf 688.62 KB 25/06/2018
Reducing the loss of less than 12 micrometres of copper to tailings Attachment Size Reducing the loss of less than 12 micrometres of copper to tailings.pdf 240.35 KB 25/02/2018
The Frieda River Project - a novel approach to analysing exploration drill core: how is it broken? Attachment Size The Frieda River Project - a novel approach to analysing exploration drill core - how is it broken.pdf 2.94 MB 16/06/2016
An overview of the design, construction, commissioning and early years of operation of the SAG ball mill grinding circuit at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation in Laos Attachment Size An overview of the design, concstruction, commissioning and early years of operation of the SAG_ball mill grinding circuit at Phu Kham Copper, Gold Operation in Laos.pdf 1.54 MB 16/03/2015
Developing process control standards for optimal plant performance at PanAust Limited Attachment Size Developing process control standards for optimal plant performance at PanAust Limited_0.pdf 3.13 MB 01/09/2014
Predicting mill ore feed variability using integrated geotechnical/geometallurgical models Attachment Size Predicting mill ore feed variability using integrated geotechnical geometallurgical models.pdf 1.71 MB 19/06/2014
Recent process developments at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold concentrator, Laos Attachment Size Recent process developments at the Phu Kham Copper-Gold concentrator, Laos.pdf 856.05 KB 29/10/2012
Commissioning and optimisation of the Phu Kham Copper-Gold concentrator Attachment Size Commissioning and optimisation of the Phu Kham Copper-Gold concentrator.pdf 1.29 MB 12/10/2009
Design of a large-scale concentrator for treatment of a copper skarn orebody Attachment Size Design of a large-scale concentrator for treatment of copper skarn orebody.pdf 1.51 MB 19/03/2007