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Category: Conference

Workshop: Basics of Operational Mineralogy




For all of you who are going to, or thinking about going to, the AusIMM Geomet 16 conference in Perth we look forward to seeing you there.  If you have been following our series on Operational Mineralogy, or are just interested in how you can begin to build a capability for mineralogy at the mineral processing plant then we strongly encourage you to stick around until Friday the 17th of June and attend our workshop on the “Basics of Operational Mineralogy“.  This workshop has been designed to provide a grounding in how to set up Operational Mineralogy on-site, what the benefits are and how it can be linked to geometallurgical modelling to support forecasting and reconciliation.  Places are limited so register here to secure your seat.


Third AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference


It’s time to start thinking about the 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference to be held in Perth, Australia from June 15-17 2016.   The AusIMM Geomet conferences provide a great multi-disciplinary venue to explore what has been happening in Geometallurgy and general characterisation of ore body knowledge.

The call for papers is currently out and abstracts are due by the 17th of August.  I strongly encourage you to take the plunge and especially if you have an example of how geometallurgy is being applied outside of academic circles on real world operations.



ALTA free library for a great selection of papers


This year is the 20th anniversary of the ALTA conference and it is great to see that in conjunction with this milestone Alan and the team have made a selection of over 650 papers and proceedings free in their online library.  Over the years there have been many great papers presented at the ALTA conferences and the proceedings hold a wealth of information that I encourage all our readers to have a look through and make the most of.  Check out the ALTA free library here for more information.  The library will initially offer the proceedings from the 1995-2009 Nickel-Cobalt conferences, which includes 350+ technical papers. The 1997-2009 Uranium proceedings will be available late March and the 1997-2009 Copper proceedings will follow in early April, bringing the total to 650+ technical papers.


MinAssist sponsorship of Process Mineralogy ’14


MinAssist is proud to announce sponsorship of Minerals Engineering International’s (MEI) 3rd International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy ’14) to be held in Cape Town on November 17-19, 2014.  The 2 years since Process Mineralogy ’12 has seen a dramatic change in the landscape for process mineralogy tools and we are looking forward to being part of the new developments that are taking us into the future.  The rapid development of new automated mineralogy systems, such as the TESCAN TIMA and Zeiss Mineralogic Mining means that process mineralogy is more accessible than ever to research institutions, laboratories and operating sites and we are looking forward to hearing about how that is translating into everyday use of mineralogical information.