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This, the 1st International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy '10), was organised by Minerals Engineering International in consultation with Megan Becker and was sponsored by ALS Mineralogy, IMP Holdings, Bruker AXS, FEI, Anglo Research & PANalytical


Developing from MEI’s previous conferences on Applied Mineralogy and Automated Mineralogy, Process Mineralogy ’10 dealt with the following topics:

  • Quantitative mineralogy, including both X-ray and Electron Beam Techniques
  • Geometallurgy
  • Ore characterisation
  • Mineral Liberation and Textural Analysis
  • Application of process mineralogy on site
  • Sampling and Statistics
  • Advanced Process Control

Delegates in Brisbane
    Delegates at a previous conference

Papers will be published as an unrefereed Proceedings on CD-ROM, and selected papers will be published, after peer-review, in a special Process Mineralogy issue of Minerals Engineering journal.


Keynote Lectures

The first keynote lecture was given by Dr Robert Schouwstra, Manager of Mineralogical Research at Anglo Research, South Africa. His talk was entitled "Developments in mineralogical techniques – what about mineralogists?"

Dr Robert Schouwstra
Dr Robert Schouwstra

The second keynote lecture was given by Dr Norman Lotter, of Xstrata Process Support, Canada, CIM Distinguished Lecturer for 2010/11, who presented "Modern process mineralogy: an integrated multi-disciplined approach to flowsheeting".

Dr Norman Lotter
Dr Norman Lotter



Process Mineralogy '10 was organised by Minerals Engineering International (MEI) in consultation with Dr. Megan Becker.

Dr. Becker studied geology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) before joining the Centre for Minerals Research at UCT to help integrate mineralogy into the current mineral processing activities of the Centre, where she is currently a Research Officer. In this role, she has gained much interaction with both local and international industry sponsors of research, academic partners, manufacturers of automated mineralogical equipment, and has also been involved in the supervision of numerous postgraduate theses. Her current interests include pyrrhotite mineralogy and its effect on flotation performance (the focus of her current PhD thesis at the University of Pretoria), process mineralogy of platinum ores, geometallurgy, rheology and mineralogy and environmental mineralogy.

Dr. Megan Becker
Megan Becker


Continuing Professional Development

Process Mineralogy '10 was certified for Continuing Professional Development.



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