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Precious Metals 10 CD-ROM


The conference proceedings CD-ROM is available by emailing Jon Wills. The CD costs £59 which includes postage and contains the following papers:


Modern gold deportment studies
L.L. Coetzee, S.J. Theron and G.J. Martin (SGS South Africa, South Africa)

Sonochemical synthesis of gold nanoparticles using microemulsions
Q. Losper, Z. Du Toit, Z and C. Aldrich (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Modern leach test work with simultaneous focus on process and sustainability
S.J. van Rensburg and P.W. Lotz (Mintek, South Africa)

The effect of pulp rheology on the rate of gold cyanide leaching and adsorption on activated carbon, and its impact on the design of CIL and CIP circuits
C.A. Fleming, A. Mezei, E. Bourricaudy, M. Canizares and M. Ashbury (SGS Minerals, Canada)

Use of AMIRA leach and adsorption modeling and simulation at Newmont Carlin Mill 5
J. Orlich and A. Chung (Newmont, USA)

The difficulty associated with the estimation of gold inventory in large carbon in leach tanks
P. Blatter, G. Blanchette (Agnico Eagle, Canada) and C. Bazin (Laval University, Canada)

Morphology of gold particles generated in different grinding environments; implications on particle separation
G. Ofori-Sarpong (Pennsylvania State University, USA) and R.K. Amankwah (University of Mines and Technology, Ghana)

Microwave heating of gold ores for enhanced grindability, liberation and cyanide amenability
R.K. Amankwah (University of Mines and Technology, Ghana) and G. Ofori-Sarpong (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Understanding the discrepancy between prediction and plant GRG recovery for improving the gold gravity performance
S. Koppalkar, A. Bouajila, C. Gagnon and G. Noel (COREM, Canada)

Gold recovery from magnetic concentrates at Newmont Carlin Operations
I. Amponsah, D. Collins, J. Orlich, J. Cole and D. Brosnahan (Newmont, USA)

Implementation of decanter centrifuge technology in the efficient recovery of high grade platinum group metal concentrates
C.A. Snyders, J.J. Eksteen (Lonmin, South Africa) and N. Schwarz (Schwarz Global Consulting, South Africa)

The pros and cons of reductive matte smelting of PGMs
R.T. Jones and I.J. Geldenhuys (Mintek, South Africa)

Recovery by hydrometallurgical extraction of the platinum group metals from car catalytic converters
D.J. de Aberasturi, R. Pinedo, I.R. de Larramendi, J.I.R. de Larramendi and T. Rojo (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)

Gold recovery from the Skaergaard deposit in Greenland
M. Phillips, N. Ricketts (AMEC Minproc, Australia), T. Abraham-James and R. Mosig (Platina Resources, Australia)

Hydrometallurgical processing of Platreef flotation concentrate
M. Adams (Mutis Liber Pty Ltd, Australia), K. Liddell (Lifezone Ltd, Switzerland) and T. Holohan (Platmin Ltd, South Africa)

Experimental determination of the kinetics of pressure leaching of first stage leach residue and the solubilisation of Rh, Ru, and Ir
C. Dorfling, G. Akdogan, S.M. Bradshaw (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) and J.J. Eksteen (Lonmin, South Africa)

The effect of the Fe-endpoint during Peirce-Smith converting on the atmospheric leaching characteristics of converter matte
F. van Schalkwyk, G. Akdogan, E.L. Thyse (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) and J.J. Eksteen (Lonmin, South Africa)

The Leachox™ refractory gold process - the testing, design installation and commissioning of a large scale plant at the VASGOLD Gold Mine, Kazakhstan
S. Flatman, R.M. Battersby, R. Imhof, M. Battersby (Maelgwyn Mineral Services Ltd, UK) and S. Ibrayev (JSC Vasilkovsky GOK, Kazakhstan)

Fungal-biotransformation of sulfides: a potential pretreatment process for refractory sulfidic gold ores
G. Ofori-Sarpong, K. Osseo-Asare and M. Tien (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Bio-reduction of sulfides investigated as pre-treatment for refractory ores
A. Hol, R.D. van der Weijden, G. Van Weert, P. Kondos and C.J.N. Buisman (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Comparison of kinetic models for gold leaching and cyanide consumption in gold cyanidation of refractory gold concentrate
W. Srithammavut, I. Turunen, A. Laari (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland), S. Luukkanen (Geological Survey of Finland, Finland) and T. Kankaanpää (Outotec Research Oy, Finland)

Process plant design considerations for high silver gold ores
D. Yan and D. Connelly (Mineral Engineering Technical Services Pty Ltd, Australia)

Gold and silver separation from thiosulfate leaching solutions in a rectangular open vessel
A.R. Alonso (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico) and G.T. Lapidus (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico)

Oxidation-reduction process for refining of silver-copper alloys
C. Harris, C. Pickles and J. Peacey (Queen’s University, Canada)

A review of the selective leaching of gold from oxidised copper-gold ores with ammonia-cyanide and new insights for plant control and operation
D.M. Muir (CSIRO Process Science and Engineering (Minerals)/Parker Centre for Integrated Hydrometallurgical Solutions, Australia)

Phytoextraction of copper and gold from mine tailings
Victor Wilson-Corral et al (Centro de Estudios Justo Sierra. Mexico), M. Arenas-Vargas (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Xochimilco, Mexico) and C. Anderson (Massey University, New Zealand)

SART / AVR circuit design and operation at Yanacocha Gold Mill
G. Guzman, V. Mamani, H. Arevalo, S. Vicuña, L. Vargas and Ben Burger (Minera Yanacocha, Newmont Mining, Peru)

The ICMI Cyanide Management Code- a model for other compliance issues?
P. Lotz (Mintek, South Africa)

The Lantern Retort – a new retort for small-scale gold extraction
R.K. Amankwah (University of Mines and Technology, Ghana) and G. Ofori-Sarpong (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Industrial plant for gold extraction by ammonia-cyanide leaching process from sulphide ore
M.K. Razi, A.S. Mohammadi (Islamic Azad University, Iran) and M.Mohammadi (Mouthe Gold Complex, Iran)



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