Thursday, 2 March 2017

Well known mineral processors inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame

Inductees from the 2015 and 2016 International Mining Technology Hall of Fame were presented with their awards during a Gala Dinner on February 20th 2017 at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver, Colorado, the same week as the SME Annual Meeting.
Among the many awards were those in the Comminution, and Concentration categories. The 2015 Comminution award was made posthumously to Fred Bond, synonymous with grinding circuit design, through the Bond Grindability and Bond Work Indexes that still bear his name. The award was presented to Fred Bond's son, Bruce. The Concentration award was made to Sandy Gray, of Gekko Systems, Australia, one of the keynote speakers at Physical Separation '17 in June, at which International Mining is a media partner.
Bruce Bond, Sandy Gray and International Mining's Paul Moore
The Comminution award for 2016 was made jointly to two inductees, Joe Pease and Dr. Bill Johnson, and the Concentration award to Dr. Nag Nagaraj (see posting of 2 February for more details).
Joe Pease, Bill Johnson and Nag Nagaraj
International Mining is seeking nominations for the next two years of inductions (2017/2018) which will be celebrated in February 2019, again in Denver during the SME week. Categories relevant to mineral processing include Comminution, Concentration, Metallurgy and Environmental Management & Stewardship. There is also an Outstanding Innovator category. Nominations can be sent to John Chadwick at or Paul Moore at any time from now until end-August 2018, when the voting process will begin. They need 500+ words on the person or people (a development team for example) being nominated, what the innovation is and what it has achieved that has helped take the industry forward.
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1 comment:

  1. Good to see the Greats getting their due recognition and getting inducted into Hall of Fame; good inspiration to youngsters and a very pleasant feeling to all our mineral engineers.


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