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Variations in feed quality to a plant have always been a challenge for mineral processing operations. A prior understanding of the characteristics of the feed over the lifespan of the mining operation is the solution to successful circuit design, control optimization, and troubleshooting. Demands for effective resource utilization and proper risk management in the mining industry have engendered an interest in geometallurgy.

Geometallurgy is a cross-disciplinary approach that connects geological, mineral processing and subsequent downstream processing information in order to provide a comprehensive and quantitative 3D model of the variability of the ore to be used within efficient production planning and management.

About the course

The course aims at introducing different areas where geometallurgy can have a significant impact, including mineral resource estimation, mine planning, mineral processing design, process modeling and simulation. Practical examples and tools as well as an interactive game “Challenge geometallurgy” are used to reach a deeper understanding of how to apply a geometallurgy program.

Who the course is for

Minerals industry professionals such as geologist, mining engineers, mineral processors, process mineralogists as well as people from academia.

When it takes place

8-10 November 2017

Where it takes place

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

How to apply

Please follow the link to register.

Payment information

600 SEK registration fee (including lunches).

Programme topics

  • General introduction to geometallurgy
  • Mineral resource estimation as a concept within geometallurgy
  • Mineralogical characterization
  • Mine planning and mining
  • Geometallurgical characterization
  • Modeling and simulation, process design and mass balancing for industrial circuits
  • Interactive game “Challenge geometallurgy”
  • Geometallurgy in the Swedish mining industry