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posted on April 12, 2018

MDRU SC 98: Geometallurgy Practical Short Course

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MDRU SC98: 4-day Geometallurgy Practical Short Course

Quantitative and spatially-constrained geometallurgy data characterize ore deposits to maximize the effectiveness of processing, including comminution, liberation, recovery and environmental management. Ideally, each block in a 3-D resource model is then attributed with multiple rock parameters and assigned a dollar value. This improved geometallurgical knowledge results in reduced technical risk, improved forecasting, economically optimized mineral production, and addresses environmental concerns.

Participants: Exploration and mine geologists, engineers and mineral processors

This four-day course comprises lectures, practical exercises, and a range of computer-based modelling exercises. The course content covers a variety of techniques to enhance information produced by geologists that is relevant to geometallurgical decision-making. The course emphasizes the use of tools to systematically collect and analyze data. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to begin implementing geometallurgical data collection and analysis. The course is intended for exploration and mine geologists, engineers and mineral processors. Participants should be familiar with basic office software such as Excel and PowerPoint; other specialized software will be introduced.

Download the course flyer here.

Space is limited. Early Bird Pricing ends April 30, 2018.

  • Payment in full is required on the date of registration.
  • A 50% refund (less any applicable service fee) will be given provided MDRU is notified of such cancellation in writing between May 8 – May 12 2018 inclusive
  • Regrettably, no refunds will be provided after May 12 2018 unless course is cancelled due to insufficient registrants. In this case, full refunds will be provided.

Details

Start:
May 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Prices

MDRU Corporate Members:
$1440 + GST + GST
Non-Members:
$1740 + GST + GST
Students:
$540 + GST + GST

Organizer

Jeanne Liu, MDRU Events
Email:
mdruevents@eoas.ubc.ca

Venue

UBC Robson Square
UBC Robson Square
Vancouver, BC-British Columbia V5T2B4 Canada
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Phone:
604 822 3333
Website:
ubc.ca

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Course Materials

A printed hard-copy guidebook with course lectures, practical exercises, and modelling exercises will be included.

Course Includes

Daily lunches, coffee/tea & refreshments

Course Program

Day 1 - Lab day at UBC Point Grey Campus
  • Course Topics Geomet Principles Comminution Comminution Lab Metallurgical Recovery Recovery Lab Waste Characterisation Statistics for Geomet Data Analysis Major Project: full day, hands-on
Day 2 - Class sessions at UBC Robson Square
  • Course Topics Geomet Principles Comminution Comminution Lab Metallurgical Recovery Recovery Lab Waste Characterisation Statistics for Geomet Data Analysis Major Project: full day, hands-on
Day 3 - Class sessions at UBC Robson Square
  • Course Topics Geomet Principles Comminution Comminution Lab Metallurgical Recovery Recovery Lab Waste Characterisation Statistics for Geomet Data Analysis Major Project: full day, hands-on
Day 4 - Class sessions at UBC Robson Square
  • Course Topics Geomet Principles Comminution Comminution Lab Metallurgical Recovery Recovery Lab Waste Characterisation Statistics for Geomet Data Analysis Major Project: full day, hands-on

Presenters

Julie Hunt
Research Associate in Geometallurgy
MDRU, UBC

Dr Hunt has been working in geometallurgy for the past 10 years.
She has over 15 years experience in mapping and mineral
deposit studies and is leading research, education and
training programs for geometallurgy.

Ron Berry
Associate Professor
CODES, UTAS

Dr Berry has been
working in geometallurgy since 2005. He has expertise in
automated mineralogy, image processing and numerical
methods, and is the co-developer of MIN-SQ.

Bern Klein
Professor
UBC-NBK

Prof Klein has more than 23 years of
experience including designing processes for over
300 metallurgical studies. He currently focuses on
technology and innovation for improved energy efficiency
in comminution, Mine-to-Mill integration, sensor-based
sorting and reduced environmental footprint.

Greg Dipple
Professor
UBC-BRIMM

Prof Dipple has dedicated his career
to evaluating mineral reactions and fluid-rock interactions,
including ore systems and mine wastes. His research
integrates field data and forward models to evaluate mass
transport and reactions, and uses geochemical tracers
to monitor fluid-rock interactions and CO2 fixation.

Janet Baron
Manager, Hydrometallurgy
AuTec

Invited speaker

Peter Winterburn
Professor, Industrial Research Chair in Exploration Geochemistry,
MDRU

Invited speaker

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