Friday, 12 May 2017

CIM Fellowship Award to John Starkey

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum awards the CIM Fellowship for outstanding continuous contributions to CIM and/or the mining, metallurgical and petroleum industries.
Amongst this year's distinguished recipients is John Starkey, awarded for his "outstanding contribution to the mineral processing field". He also becomes a CSM Distinguished Lecturer, in recognition of his "remarkable contribution to comminution design and practice", and as such will speak at CIM Branch and Student Chapter meetings across Canada.
John Starkey CIM Fellowship
John Starkey (left) receiving the award from CIM President Michael Winship
John has presented incisive papers on SAG Mill Design at all MEI comminution conferences since 2012, and his company Starkey & Associates is a regular sponsor of these events. In conferences around the world he has presented thirty papers describing his work and progress in ore testing, and is a frequent lecturer globally at universities, teaching the fundamentals of AG/SAG grinding mill operation and design. 
Comminution '16
Comminution '16: John Starkey and Spencer Reeves, of Starkey & Associates, with
Peter Radziszewki, of Metso, Canada and Brian Loveday of University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
John Starkey is a Mining Engineer from the University of Toronto, with 15 years experience in mines and process plants, 15 years in process design, and 27 years as a Licensed Consulting Engineer. His career includes work at Kam Kotia, Kidd Creek, and INCO mines and mills.  He also worked at Kilborn for 12 years designing the Gays River, East Kemptville and Quintette process plants. He invented and co-developed the SPI and SAGDesign tests which are both widely used in industry today for the measurement of ore hardness for AG and SAG mill designs. His mission is to capture for clients the rich benefits of SAG milling technology, to help them find the most economical way to grind their ore.
On behalf of all of us at MEI, many congratulations John, and also to your wife Donna, who I am sure has contributed greatly to your success. We look forward to seeing you both in Cape Town for Comminution '18.


  1. Congratulations, John and wish you many more laurels.

  2. Barry, thank you for your kind words in reporting the recent CIM Awards. You and many others are the reasons for this success story because mining executives, colleagues and clients, chose to accept our development work in good faith and we have now all been rewarded with a new tool which has great value, SAGDesign testing.
    Best regards, John
    John Starkey, Starkey & Associates, Canada

  3. Congratulations John, very well deserved!

  4. Congratulations John! Well deserved. I am very happy and confident to be associated with your profession and your company. Best regards, Kavali Jonathan MAusIMM - Contract Production Metallurgist (Papua New Guinea)


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