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Monday March 17th


Poster Introductions


Technical Session 1- Analytical Techniques

Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)- a potential supplementary technique in automatic mineral characterisation
K. Moen (NTNU, Norway)

Mineral identification with back-scattered electron image analysis
Y. Gu, M. Do and S. Gay (JKMRC, Australia)

Sulfide mineral identification using laser-induced plasma spectroscopy
S. Kaski, H. Hakkanen, and J. Korppi-Tommola (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)

Quality control using laser-induced fluorescence
H.F. Broicher (LIF GmbH, Germany)

Automated measurement of coal and mineral matter by QemSCAN- a new mineralogical tool based on proven QEM*SEM technology
A.F. Cropp et al (CSIRO, Australia) and D. Pirrie (Camborne School of Mines, UK)

Mineralogical audits of grinding and flotation circuits with the QemSCAN mineral analyzer
W. Baum et al (Phelps Dodge Mining Co, USA) and G. Wilkie (CSIRO, Australia)

Oxidation of pyrite- an X-Ray diffraction peak profile study
E. Eneroth (Lund University, Sweden)

Tuesday March 18th


Technical Session 2- Non-sulfide ores

Gold in the Pilbara: associations and extractability
W.R. Goodall, P.J. Scales (University of Melbourne, Australia) and C.G. Ryan (CSIRO, Australia)

Characterization of the mode of occurrence of gold in process feed and products
J. Liipo (Outokumpu Research Oy, Finland)

Direct comparison on mechanical and digital size analyses of Kemi chromite
T. Chernet (Geological Survey of Finland)

Mineralogical research on chromites of the Akanvaara deposit, Northern Finland and products of their reduction
S. Gornostayev (University of Oulu, Finland), R. Hiltunen (SKJ-companies Ltd, Finland), T. Mutanen (Geological Survey of Finland) and J. Harkki (University of Oulu, Finland)

Mineralogy of copper and tin ores from the Neves-Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): indium resources
M. Benzaazoua (University of Quebec, Canada), P. Marion (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie, France), A. Pinto (Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, Portugal) and H. Migeon (CRP, Luxenbourg)

Process mineralogy studies of a "forscorite" ore from Salitre alkaline carbonatitic complex
H. Kahn et al (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), L.A.F. Barros and C.C. Ribeiro (Fosfertil, Brazil)

Characterization of zinc silicate flotation plant products- calamine
H. Kahn, M.M.L. Tassinari and G. Ratti (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Technological characterisation of the coarse tailings from the mineral dressing of Brejui Mine ore, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil
R.F.S. Lima et al (UF do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)


Technical Session 3- Plant Operations

Mineral processing of base metal sulphides and platinum group minerals (PGM) at the proterozoic Hitura Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Western Finland
K. Kojonen (Geological Survey of Finland), O.-P. Isomaki, K. Pulkkinen (Outokumpu Mining Oy, Finland) and V. Knauf (NATI Research, Russia)

Quantitative mineralogy by image analysis on scanning electron microscopy: environmental application on three Canadian mine tailings
R. Mermillod-Blondin (LEM, France and UQAT, Canada), M. Benzaazoua, B. Bussiere (UQAT, Canada and University of Quebec, Canada) and A.-M. Dagenais (University of Quebec, Canada)

Characterisation of phosphate ore types from the Tapira mine, MG, Brazil
A.M.D. Chula, P.R.G. Brandao (UFMG, Brazil) and E.J.A. Aquino (CDTN, Brazil)

Mineralogy of precious metals in Au-bearing sulfide ores of Urals
I.V. Vikentyev and O.V. Vikentyeva (IGEM RAS, Russia)

Characterization and processing of the Muteh refractory sulphide ore
B. Mehrabi (Tarbiat Moalem University, Iran) and M.H. Darreh-Bidi (IMPRC, Iran)


Proposed mechanisms of copper deposition and extraction in tropical oxidised ores: the case study of Projeto 118 deposit, Carajas, Brazil
R. Kwitko-Ribeiro (Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Brazil)

The relationship between iron-ore mineralogy from Samarco Mineracao (Brazil) and the compression strength of pellets for direct reduction
K.G. de Sa (Samarco Mineracao, Brazil), G.M. da Costa and C.B. Vieira (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil)

Preparation of geological samples for EBSD analysis
K. Moen (NTNU, Norway)

Characterization of bauxite fines aiming to minimise their iron content
H. Kahn, M.M.L. Tassinari and G. Ratti (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Mineralogical and geochemical evidence of nickel mobility and retention in the Hitura sulphide mine tailings
P.M. Heikkinen (Geological Survey of Finland)

Chemical composition and surface properties of kaolins
Y. Hu, X. Liu and S. Hunag (Central South University, China)

Microstructures of industrial sinters from Quadrilatero Ferrifero's iron ores, Brazil
M.S. de Magalhaes and P.R.G. Brandao (UFMG, Brazil)

Morphological varieties of goethite in iron ores from Minas Gerais, Brazil
L.D. Santos and P.R.G. Brandau (UFMG, Brazil)

Study on the alteration of the chemical composition and structural parameters of modified montmorillonite
X. Lu, X. Cui and M. Song (Shandong University, China)

White industrial cement properties due to raw material variation
L.A. Gobbo and L.M. Sant'Agostino (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Beudantite: a natural sink for As and Pb in sulphide oxidation processes
J.M. Nieto et al (University of Huelva, Spain)

Applied mineralogy supporting phosphate rock cut-off definition
L.M. Sant'Agostino (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and T.B. Bonas (Bunge Fertilizantes, Brazil)

Adsorbophysical characterization of precious metals in comparison to other minerals
O. Kotova (Institute of Geology, Russia)

Colorimetric mensuration of Brazilian kaolin in pulp and in tablet in the leaching process
J.J. Varela, R. Gliese, C.O. Petter (UFRGS, Brazil) and C.A. Peixoto (Nucleo de Tecnologia de Producao, Brazil)

Re-evaluation of Bolshoy Kuranah gold placer (Yakutiya, Russia) on the basis of mineralogical investigation and metallurgical testing
R. Amossov, A. Pariy (Intertech Corp., USA) and O. Dolbnya (Aldgold Ltd, Russia)

Mineralogical analysis of arsenic phases in soil particulates using QemSCAN: a case study from a calciner site, Cornwall, UK
G.S. Camm et al (Camborne School of Mines, UK) and A.R. Butcher (CSIRO, Australia)



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