Ball Mill Ball Mill for gold is a type of grinder. It is a cylindrical device used in grinding (or mixing) materials like ores, chemicals, ceramic raw materials and paints. Ball Mills rotate around a horizontal axis, partially filled with the material to be ground plus the grinding medium. Different materials are used as.A ball grinding mill consists of a hollow cylindrical shell that is partially filled with balls. The grinding media is the steel balls that can reduce the size of materials to a fine powder. Grinding can be carried out either wet or dry for various ores and other materials. This industrial mill is.