AusIMM Metallurgical Society
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Notes from the MetSoc Chair
Hello and best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2017. The wheels are well and truly turning again after our festive season downtime and I am looking forward to a strong year for the AusIMM Metallurgical Society as we continue to focus on providing professional development opportunities and resources for AusIMM members. Following elections late last year we welcomed new MetSoc committee members Martin Ackland, Dean David, David Seaman, Bianca Newcombe, Chris Gianatti, Stuart Read More
JKMRC Friday morning seminars showcase the latest developments in sustainable mining
The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) Friday seminars are an institution to JKMRC staff, students, friends and alumni. Every Friday before 9 am during the university semester, the car park fills and visitor badges are donned as friends past and present make their weekly pilgrimage to the JKMRC lecture theatre at the Indooroopilly Experimental Mine site. The Friday seminars have a long, proud history of approximately 1500 seminars, starting in 1971 on the lawn by the Read More
Pulp, paste and putty: thickeners and flocculants for high density underflows
Part One Abstract Water balance is an essential design requirement for modern mineral processing facilities. Water efficiency has become dominant in project design and regulatory approvals, with the response of flowsheet designers and plant operators to discharge higher density slurry to residue storages. Thickener technology and flocculant performance have advanced as water balance and conservation demands on projects have increased. This paper discusses the changes to testwork and Read More
The Metallurgical Education Partnership – elevating Australian metallurgical engineering graduates
The Metallurgical Education Partnership (MEP) is co-funded by the Minerals Council of Australia and partner universities Curtin University, Murdoch University and The University of Queensland. The partnership, in collaboration with industry professionals, delivers a learning program to final year students enrolled in four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering) programs. The program’s directive is to produce graduates that are better prepared for the commencement of Read More
AusIMM Metallurgical Society webinar program update
In 2016 MetSoc was able to coordinate a series of four technical webinars for AusIMM members, which attracted a total of 231 registrations and received strongly positive responses from members. Our thanks go to our presenters Philip Stewart, Dean David and Nee San Yap for taking the time to prepare and deliver webinars on the topics of determining plant performance in depth (Philip Stewart), roadmaps for geometallurgical success (Dean David), practical models of CIL/CIP plants for Read More
2016 Delprat Distinguished Lecture recap
The 2016 Delprat Distinguished Lecturer was JKMRC Emeritus Professor Tim Napier-Munn who presented an entertaining and thought provoking lecture entitled 'Innovation in Mineral Processing: Distinguished Past and Uncertain Future'. The lecture series was very popular and more than 500 people attended talks held at a record ten locations: Brisbane, Melbourne, Roxby Downs, Adelaide, Mt Isa, Perth, Kalgoorlie, Broken Hill, Sydney and Orange. The lecture relies on sponsorship and the Read More