Ball Mills, Pebble Mills, Material Processing Mills For more than a century, Patterson has been the industry leading manufacturer of wet and dry grinding mills for size reduction or dispersal. Pattersons ball, pebble and rod mills are built to last. We are still filling parts requests for mills sold over 60 years ago. Patterson mills are available in a wide variety of standard sizes and ... 220.127.116.11 Ball Mills. The ball mill accepts the SAG or AG mill product. Ball mills give a controlled final grind and produce flotation feed of a uniform size. Ball mills tumble iron or steel balls with the ore. The balls are initially 510 cm diameter but gradually wear away as grinding of the ore proceeds.