Jorge Riquelme Chile

Going global with Molycop With mines situated all over the world, sometimes in the most far-away places, Molycop employees find themselves in some of the most beautifully remote areas.  For the past 15 years, Jorge has lived in a coastal town in Chile – Antofagasta to be specific – a port city close by to […]

Completion of Acquisition

MOLYCOP ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION Molycop is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of SABO, a Spanish based grinding media business. SABO’s operations include two grinding media facilities based in Bilbao and Seville along with 80 employees. For the past 100 years, our corporate mission has been to establish Molycop as the […]

Safety Award

Best Communication of a Safety Message Safety is front of mind for everyone at Molycop, and the whole workforce is focused on an approach they call “Goal Zero”. Supported by systems that are rigorous and comprehensive, the safety regime protects workers at every step of the steelmaking and manufacturing process. Over the years, Molycop’s approach […]

La Joya Completion

Molycop constructs a New Facility in Southern Peru? In Spanish, “La Joya” translates to “The Jewel” and Molycop’s latest grinding media facility in La Joya, Peru is certainly the jewel in the crown of Molycop’s international manufacturing facilities since it was fully commissioned in November 2016. Molycop has operated a grinding media facility in Arequipa, […]

Estimating Ball Consumption

An improved method for Estimating Grinding Media Consumption Rates In 2007 Benavente established an empirical correlation for estimating grinding media consumption, based on operational parameters as well as Bond’s Abrasion Index.  Benavente’s correlation showed a substantial improvement in comparison with the results obtained via the use of the Bond Abrasion Index.  Carlos Rabanal, from Molycop […]

New Frontiers

Can you tell us about your work history and why you were attracted to the mining industry?I grew up in the Far East of Russia which is a major gold mining and fishing region, which essentially sealed my fate as far as a future profession went. Mining is a fantastic industry to be involved in. […]

Molycop Milling Seminar

On August 23 in the seaside city of Antofagasta, Chile, Molycop held the “Molycop Milling Optimisation Seminar”. The seminar attracted more than 60 mining engineers from the major mining companies in the northern region of Chile. According to Marcelo Lorca, Commercial Manager of Molycop Chile, “The idea was to organize a forum with our key […]

Going places with Molycop

Since graduating from the University of NSW (UNSW) in Australia, Tom Sinclair was offered a graduate trainee position within Molycop. Tom is now employed with Molycop as a grinding media product metallurgist. In mid 2014, Tom was given the opportunity to travel to the Molycop grinding media businesses located in the Americas as part of […]