Sunday, 4 November 2018

Process Mineralogy '18 and Hi-Tech Metals '18 are only two weeks away

And it is certainly not too late to register for either or both of these conferences, which will be held in Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel.
The Vineyard Hotel Gardens
Two weeks today Process Mineralogy '18 sponsor ZEISS will be presenting an afternoon workshop on new developments in automated mineral analysis where the use of automated mineralogy software across 2D and 3D throughout the mining value chain will be discussed by leading players in the automated mineralogy field. Registration for the workshop is free of charge.
The workshop will be followed by the Process Mineralogy '18 welcoming reception and pre-registration, which will take place in the exhibition area, giving early arrivals a first chance to mingle with the exhibitors.
The welcoming reception at Process Mineralogy '17
The 3-day Process Mineralogy '18 conference gets under way on Monday November 19th, with a keynote lecture "When scientists and engineers talk – lessons from the oil industry and applications to mining" presented by Prof. Alan Butcher of the Geological Survey of Finland. There will be great opportunities for networking, with long coffee and lunch breaks in the exhibition and poster area, a very informal conference dinner at nearby Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and two 'sundowners' in the Vineyard gardens.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The final day of the conference begins with a keynote lecture "Common problems, and progress towards solutions, in the process mineralogy of rare earths" by Prof. Frances Wall, of Camborne School of Mines UK. This will be followed by a day of presentations on the mineralogy of the rare earths, lithium minerals and other 'critical hi-tech metals', a prelude to the 2-day Hi-Tech Metals '18 conference which begins on Thursday November 22nd. There is the opportunity to register for this final day and for the 2-days at Hi-Tech Metals '18 should you wish to make Hi-Tech Metals '18 essentially a 3-day event.
Hi-Tech Metals '18 begins with a keynote lecture by Prof. Jens Gutzmer, of Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany, on "High technology metals: facts, fiction and recycling" and the conference will highlight the problems of recycling the hi-tech metals, as well as the beneficiation of rare earth minerals, and the minerals of lithium and other metals which are crucial to our hi-tech society.
It is going to be a great week in Cape Town so join us if you can!
The latest updates are at #ProcessMineralogy18 and #HiTechMetals18.
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