Sunday, 14 October 2012

Quality presentations to look forward to in Cape Town

It's not too late to register for next month's MEI Conferences at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town's leafy suburb of Claremont. There are three conferences between November 7th and 15th:

Process Mineralogy '12, November 7th-9th

With well over 100 delegates already registered and nine major sponsors, this is one of MEI's 'majors', which is as it should be, as a good knowledge of process mineralogy, and the tools available for analysis, is now essential to all mineral processors dealing with increasingly complex and refractory ores.

Programme highlights include:
  • Keynote lectures by Prof. Jan Miller, University of Utah, and Dr. Wolgang Baum, FLSmidth, USA
  • Case studies on the process mineralogy of mineral processing operations, wastes and slags
  • Tomography and other developing technologies for ore characterisation
  • Geometallurgy
  • African night and dinner at Cape Town's Gold Restaurant
 Precious Metals ’12, November 12th-13th
One of MEI’s smaller, but high calibre 2-day conferences, with around 50 delegates expected, the event is sponsored by major gold and platinum miners. 
 Programme highlights include:
  • Keynote lecture by Dr. Rob Dunne of Newmont Mining Corporation, USA
  • A full day on metallurgical challenges facing the gold mining industry
  • Cyanide, cyanidation and its alternatives
  • Keynote lecture by Keith Liddell of Platmin Ltd, South Africa on the processing of South African platinum ores
  • A full day on the processing of PGM ores
 Nickel Processing ’12, November 14th-15th

Another highly focused 2-day conference, sponsored by Nalco Africa, with around 45 delegates expected.
Programme highlights include:
  • Keynote lecture by Anne Oxley of Alyssum Ventures Ltd, UK, on hydro-pyro integration in the processing of nickel laterites
  • A full day on the processing of lateritic ores
  • Treatment of sulphide ores, by flotation, leaching and pyrometallurgy.
We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town in a few weeks time.

Table Mountain from the Vineyard Conference Centre

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