Monday, 4 April 2011

Keynote lecture in place for Process Mineralogy '12

We are pleased to annouce that Dr. Wolfgang Baum, of FLSmidth, USA, will present a keynote lecture, entitled "Ore characterization, process mineralogy and lab automation - a roadmap for future mining" at Process Mineralogy '12 in Cape Town next year.

Dr. Baum has 34 years of experience as a process mineralogist in the mining industry. He has worked for Hazen Research, Texasgulf, St.Joe Minerals Corporation, and Pittsburgh Mineral & Environmental Technology. From 1999 to 2011 he established and managed state-of-the-art Material Characterization Labs at the Technology Center of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold and its predecessor Phelps Dodge Mining Company including robotics lab modules for mineralogy and chemical analyses. In 2011, he joined FLSmidth as Director – Ore Characterization in Salt Lake City/Utah focusing on Process Mineralogy for minerals engineering metallurgical services and the expanded use of lab automation in mining.

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  1. Dr Megan Becker (University of Cape Town)4 April 2011 at 14:36

    This promises to be an exciting keynote for Process Mineralogy 12 in Cape Town next year that will share some insights on the application of ore characterisation in a future climate where ores will continue to become increasingly more mineralogical complex and low grade.

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