Thursday, 14 May 2015

Relaxing with old friends

After four days of conferences, it was good to relax this evening with Ian and Pat Townsend, and Corby Anderson. Ian attended Nickel Processing '15 and Corby contributed a great deal to both conferences this week.

With Corby Anderson and Pat and Ian Townsend at MEI HQ
Ian and Pat we have known for many years; I think we met for the first time in Bulawayo at Complex Ores '97. Ian was then with Larox, which was assimilated into Outotec, and he retires from Outotec in a few months time, but will still have an involvement with the minerals industry.

Corby is a Professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and we meet up each year at the SME Annual Meeting. He is a past Chairman of the Mineral Processing Division of SME and only this week received the news that he has been made a Distinguished Member of SME. He is also the recent recipient of the Junichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award sponsored by the Tanaka Memorial Foundation in recognition of his important career contributions to the advancement of the precious metals industry.

A great evening to round off a great week, but I am now looking forward to an alcohol-free day tomorrow!

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