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.


  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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