Saturday, 19 June 2021

Memories of MEGS '01, Falmouth, June 2001

Twenty years ago today, MEI's 1st International Symposium on Magnetic, Electrical & Gravity Separation (MEGS '01) began at the Falmouth Beach Hotel, and was organised in collaboration with De Beers- DebTech and sponsored by Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd and Axsia Mozley.

This was the first in what was to become in 2009 the Physical Separation series, all held in Falmouth, although our original venue, the Falmouth Beach Hotel, was destroyed by fire in 2012.

Over 70 delegates representing 26 countries from as far as Australia, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe attended the Conference, which included a tour of the historic Basset tin mines, located in the Camborne-Redruth area of Cornwall. There are some familiar names in the delegate list, and I'm sure familiar faces in the photos below:



  1. Interesting to note that 3 of the attendees are recipients of premier awards from IOM3, yourself the Medal of Excellence in 2016, Sandy Gray, the Futers gold medal in 2018, and Sam Kingman the Futers for 2021. Looking forward to networking again? All the best Tony Francis

    1. There's nothing like networking, and this evening we got together with around 30 others for the Cornish Mining sundowner at Gylly beach, Falmouth. You can't beat a few beers with friends!


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