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MEI Online: MEI Conferences: Precious Metals 07: Technical Programme

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Technical Programme


Thursday August 30th


Technical Session 1 - Assay and Characterization Techniques

The characterization of mineralogy and gold deportment for complex tailings deposits using QEMSCANTM
W.R Goodall (Intellection Pty Ltd, Australia)

Quality of data produced by the new automated FIFA gold fire assay facility at the Kalgoorlie assay laboratory
P.K. Hofmeyr (Innovative Met Products, South Africa) and A. White (Kalgoorlie Assay Laboratory, Australia)

Study of native gold from the Kostomuksha area (Russia) using a combination of Electric Pulse Disaggregation (EPD) and Hydroseparation (HS)
L.J. Cabri, V.N. Rudashevsky (CNT Mineral Consulting Inc., Canada), N.S. Rudashevsky (Center for New Technologies, Russia) and V.Y. Gorkovetz (Karelian Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Spectroscopic investigations of surface species formed in the leaching of gold in thiosulfate media
K. Watling, G.A. Hope, R. Woods (Griffith University, Australia) and M.I. Jeffrey (CSIRO Minerals, Australia)

Spectroelectrochemical investigations of gold leaching in thiourea media
G.K. Parker and G.A. Hope (Griffith University, Australia)


Technical Session 2 - Gold Leaching Systems

The Leachox refractory gold process
M. Battersby, R. Imhof (Maelgwyn Mineral Services Ltd, UK) and A. Singh (Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa)

Optimisation of gas-liquid dispersion agitators
W. Baguley (Mixtec, Australia)

Anaerobic thiosulfate leaching: development of in-situ gold leaching systems
J. Heath and M. Jeffrey (Parker Centre, CSIRO Minerals, Australia)

Monitoring and minimisation of HCN(g) emissions from a gold plant
J. Heath, J. Rumball, P. Breuer and M. Jeffrey (CSIRO Minerals, Australia)


Friday August 31st


Technical Session 3 - Gold Recovery Systems

Recovery efficiency study on Ilesa placer gold deposit using locally sourced collector and frother
J.A. Ajayi and S. Awe (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria)

Carbon activity measurements - rate limiting mechanisms
R. Pleysier and C.J. Wingate (CSIRO Division of Minerals, Australia)

Mixing requirement for resin in pulp leach and resin in leach
W. Baguley (Mixtec, Australia)

Biogenic sulphide for cyanide recycle and copper recovery in gold-copper ore processing
M. Adams (BioteQ Water, Australia) and R. Lawrence (BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc., Canada)

Gold extraction and copper separation from the ore with high copper content in ammonium-cyanide system
M. Kargarrazi, A. Saadmohammadi (Azad University, Iran) and M. Mohammadi (Moteh Gold Complex, Iran)

Cyanide recovery by tailings washing and pond stripping
M. Adams (Mutis Liber Pty Ltd, Australia) and V. Lloyd (Lloyd Engineers APCC Aust-Asia, Australia)


Technical Session 4 - PGM Recovery Systems

The use of very low molecular weight polysaccharides as depressants in PGM flotation
J.G. Wiese, R. van der Merwe and P.J. Harris (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Solvent extraction of platinum group metals using amide compounds
H. Narita, M. Tanaka and K. Morisaku (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

Separation of platinum chlorocomplex ions from base metal ions in fixed bed columns containing activated carbons
R.K.K. Mbaya and H. Kasaini (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)

Reactive absorption kinetics of SO2 in acidic chloride solvents: the aspect of platinum precipitation
S.E. Mashoeng and H. Kasaini (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)



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