Thursday, 4 March 2021

A final call for abstracts for Sustainable Minerals '21

Sustainable Minerals '21, originally scheduled to be held in Falmouth, will now be held as a virtual event from June 21st to 23rd. This, MEI's 6th International Symposium on Sustainable Minerals, is the postponed Sustainable Minerals '20, which was affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. It is organised by MEI in consultation with Prof Markus Reuter and is sponsored by FLSmidth. Media sponsor is International Mining, and the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC), the Cornwall Mining Alliance and the Critical Minerals Association are Industry Associates.

We are pleased to advise that the online website is now live, and you can submit your abstracts to this and register for the event. The deadline for abstract submission is the end of March.

We have three well known experts presenting keynote lectures.  "Mining and complexity: a new look at old concepts" will be presented by Prof. Anna Littleboy, of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia. Prof. Luis Marcelo Tavares, of the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will present "Process simulation for improving life cycle assessment in the minerals industry" and "The war on waste’ How could the mining industry respond?" will be presented by Dr. Anita Parbhakar-Fox, of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland.

All presenters will be invited to submit papers after the conference. These will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, published immediately in the first available regular issue of Minerals Engineering, and included in the Virtual Special Issue of the conference on ScienceDirect. This is an ideal opportunity to present your work to an international audience and have your paper published in a refereed journal of high repute, the conference itself providing initial peer-review via discussion.

The latest updates are at #SustainableMinerals21.

1 comment:


    I wish to honour my late cousin Kathleen Gillian Duncan (née White), niece of Frank TM White, formerly Professor and Chair of Mining Engineering and Applied Geophysics at McGill (1965-71), and founder of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ 1950-65/66). In 1957, “Jill” became UQ’s first woman graduate in metallurgical engineering.

    Her first post was with CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) at the University of Melbourne. In 1959, she relocated to become a research metallurgist with Rhoanglo Mine Services in Kitwe, Zambia. She married in Kitwe in December that year. Moving to Johannesburg in 1965 with her family, she worked at different periods for the Chamber of Mines and the Anglo-American Corporation. She retired in South Africa, and continued to live there until she passed away in August 2017.

    Reference: White F. Miner with a Heart of Gold: biography of a mineral science and engineering educator, p184 and footnote 217. Friesen Press. 2020.


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