Bond Rod Mill Index Test

Measuring ore grindability in rod mills.

The Bond Rod Mill Work Index is a measure of the resistance of the material to grinding in a rod mill. It can be used to determine the grinding power required for a given throughput of material under rod mill grinding conditions. It is a 'locked cycle' test conducted in closed circuit with a laboratory screen.

Sample Requirements: A minimum of 15 kg of material crushed to nominally minus 19 mm is preferred. JKTech would stage crush the sample to minus 12.5 mm, as required for the Bond Rod Mill Work Index test feed. JKTech can prepare a representative sample, stage crushed to minus 12.7 mm, from a larger sample of ore if required.