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Short course in Geometallurgy II

  • October 2-6, 2017
  • University of Liège
  • Belgium

An integrated approach for characterising ore body variability – maximising value while minimising technical and operational risk of mine development/expansion.

A procedure in how to set up a geometallurgy program and analyse the data collected from it is presented.

Day 1 – 3

  • How geometallurgical data could be used and by whom
  • Corporate decision making with Enterprise Optimisation
  • How to set up a geometallurgy program and analyse the data collected
  • Mineralogy
  • Comminution
  • Flotation
  • Environmental management
  • Stages of geometallurgical analysis

Day 3 – 5

  • What is HSC Chemistry, overview of HSC modules
  • Creating minerals processing simulation models
  • Geometallurgy simulation: concentrator plant
  • Creating hydrometallurgical simulation models
  • Life cycle assessment
  • From ore to metal simulation including economic viability assessment
  • Geometallurgy simulation: concentrator + hydrometallurgical plants


Prof. Eric Pirard

Professor and Director, GeMMe

For more than twenty years he has specialised in applying digital imaging to important issues in applied geology and geometallurgy: quantitative microscopy, microtexture analysis, on line quality control of aggregates and cores.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Markus A Reuter Director

Helmholtz Institute for Resource Technology Freiberg, Germany

His career in the metallurgical processing industry (Anglo American, Mintek, Outotec(+Ausmelt)) and academia (TU Delft (full-time), Uni Melbourne, Aalto & Stellenbosch) has spanned over 35 years. The focus have been metallurgical process design, simulation, optimization, recycling and circular economy/sustainability

Prof. Bernd Lottermoser

Director of the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

He is a global authority on mine waste characterisation and classi”cation. He also has led geometallurgy research in the CRC ORE / AMIRA P843a Environmental Indicators project

Dr. François Vos

Senior Researcher at the JKMRC in Australia

His expertise is in modelling and simulation of fotation circuits, mineralogy, texture and has helped develop application of a small-scale test designed to quantify !otation separability in the context of geometallurgical modelling

Dr. Antti Remes

Technology Advisor – Process Modeling and Simulation at Outotec

Antti has been working with mineral processing applications for more than 15 years. His special profession is flotation modelling and plant design. He is one of the scienti”c advisors and developers behind the HSC Sim process modeling software.

Gerald Whittle

Consulting to the mining industry

Whittle Consulting specialises in the modelling and optimisation of complex mining and mineral processing operations, and recognized as a leading strategic advisor to resource organizations.

Dr. Simon Michaux

Senior Research Officer, GeMMe

Simon has been working in geometallurgy for the past 10 years as a researcher and as a consultant, where he took part in and led parts of the geometallurgy research in the AMIRA P843 & P843a projects (comminution and blasting). He has experience in, experimental design, analysis and the development of small-scale testing for geometallurgy campaigns.



Cost of short course

€ 1200

Reduced rate for students

€ 240 (proof of student status is required)

Lunch plus morning and afternoon tea are included in the registration.

Accommodation and transportation are the responsibility of the course participants.

Participants will need to bring a laptop computer.


Download the leaflet of the course here.

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