|Phil, Robert, Paul, John and Kevin|
|Marianne, Matthew, Ron and Elspeth|
It is 19 years since I last saw Dave, who played a big part in getting the 1st edition of Mineral Processing Technology off the ground in the mid 1970s (posting of 10 August 2015).
Dave is the 2015 recipient of the SME's Frank F. Aplan Award, for the development and application of coal preparation technologies, dissemination of knowledge through book publication, and maintaining a key global network of coal industry professionals. The award will be presented at the SME 2016 banquet on Wednesday, which unfortunately I will miss as I will be on the plane back to UK at that time.
Since leaving the Camborne School of Mines in 1975 Dave has become a truly global person; although UK born he has become an adopted citizen of Australia and Canada also with permanent resident status of South Africa. He is currently Research and Technology Director with Somerset International Australia, a recently formed company he has helped to establish that is striving to find solutions for fine coal recovery and beneficiation.
|Peter, Barbara and Dave|
|Javier Vizcarra, Mick McCaslin and Troy Nelson with a thickener cross-section and the WestTech feedwell|
|Dave, Rob and Ron|
|With Guven Onal of Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, |
and Erik Spiller and Hunter Sceats of Colorado School of Mines
|Michal, Wolfgang and Paul|
It has become an SME tradition that non-American delegates get together on the Tuesday evening at an International Reception, and the day ended with drinks in convivial company at the nearby Sheraton Hotel.
|David Miller, Jim Byers, Chad Brown and Mark Kastl of Chevron Phillips|
|Omar and Rob|