White Dam Gold Project Dump Leach

Presented at ALTA 2015, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly covers advantages and disadvantages of dump leaching, risk analysis, operational strategies and overall project performance.
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Maximising Project value for Complex Phosphate Projects Containing Uranium & Lessons Learned

At ALTA 2015, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly discusses the African uranium phosphate project as well as the demand and beneficiation of phosphate. He goes through the testwork phases, recovery of uranium, mineralogy and flotation test.
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What is the Future for Magnetite Projects in Australia

The Iron Ore Conference presents Damian Connelly as he discusses the future for magnetite projects in Australia and the challenges of new projects. Some case studies are covered including Savage River, Project Magnetite, Sino Iron and Karara project.
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Managing our Most Precious Resource

In this presentation, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly elaborates on issues surrounding water management in Australia, especially in terms of availability, conservation and the high cost of water. He also covers three different solutions by looking closely at key magnetite projects including Citic Pacific Magnetite Project, Karara Magnetite Project, and Southdown Magnetite Project.
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Solvent Extraction

At a METS Insights Session in Perth presented by our Consulting Metallurgist, covers what solvent extraction is as well as its origins, and discusses the different equipment types and types of extractants, among others.
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Recovery of Cyanide from Tailings Using Resins

This presentation by METS Consulting Metallurgist will look at cyanide recovery, the environmental impacts and treatment processes that have been successfully used worldwide for cyanide removal. It will also look at assessing the hazards of using cyanide and successful implementation of the processes.
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Occupational Health & Safety Issues in Process Plants

In this presentation, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly provided a concise overview of the health and safety hazards associated with working in a process plant. The legal responsibilities of design and duties of care were explored, alongside the guidelines for safe products and systems, with a view to demonstrate the importance of safety and risk analysis in design.
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Nickel Processing and the Rise of Laterites

Covering a concise overview of the shifting landscape of the nickel processing industry, presented by METS Processing Engineer. This presentation explores the current options for treating sulphide and laterite ore bodies, James explained the limitations of current technology in today’s climate. It also demonstrates how new technology is attempting to respond to these limitations.
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HPGR in the Iron Ore Industry

METS Processing Engineer covers several reasons why high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) are used such as cost and micro-cracking, which is a technique used on various iron ores including hematite and magnetite operations both in Australia and around the world.
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Graphite Recovery and Graphene

An article written by METS Processing Engineer outlines some of the characteristics of graphite and how they can be exploited to metallurgically recover it as a product. It also covers the differing products specifications that are accepted as saleable and some other processing hints and tips.
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Flotation

Presented by METS Consulting Metallurgist, this presentation covers flotation history, reagents, equipment and circuit configuration. The requirements of metallurgical testwork programs will be discussed, for ores requiring flotation processing techniques for extraction of minerals.
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Critical Issues with Water & Iron Ore Beneficiation Plants

Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly presented at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) in Salt Lake City, Utah. This presentation covers the importance of water for ore processing, the management of water quality, improvements on recycling and discusses different magnetite projects.
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Removing Uranium & Thorium from Zircon Mineral Sands

Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly presented at the 2014 ALTA Annual Conference in Perth. This presentation discusses the growing demand for zircon and the removal of uranium and thorium. This presentation also covers the uses of zircon, historical work, process and procedures and the global production of zircon.
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Why Mining is Important

In this article, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly discusses the global need for mining and shows some examples of products that result from mining. It covers the importance of mine closure and the key issues for Australia’s long-term mineral future.
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The Selection Design and Application of Mill Liners for Large Wet Grinding Mills

Presented at the MetPlant 2013 Conference in Perth, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly covers the different types of mill liners and their design, characteristics and performance.
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Independent Mineral Processing Project Due Diligence

METS Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly presented at the COM 2013 Conference of Metallurgists in Montreal, Canada. This presentation covers the different due diligence components and provides examples of documentation required for due diligence. It also discusses project development and the importance of risk management processes.
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Criteria for Selecting a Jig or DMS

At the 4th Annual FeTech Conference in Perth, METS Metallurgical Manager presents the different criteria for selection, jig and DMS setup, capex and opex, case studies as well as the pros and cons of Jig and DMS.
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The Difficult Mineral Processing Issues with Processing High Clay Ores

At the COM 2013 Conference of Metallurgists in Montreal, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly discusses the impact of processing clay ores and the mineral processing issues.
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Trends with Selection and Sizing of Large Flotation Circuits

In this technical presentation, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly covers the different flotation equipment available, their characteristics and shows some examples of their use in plants around the world.
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Mobile Crushing and Screening Plant Applications for Iron Ore Projects

A presentation by Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly at the AusIMM Iron Ore Conference in Perth outlines the suitability and possible advantages of mobile crushing plants.
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Dust Mitigation: Changing the Paradigm

In this presentation, METS Metallurgical Manager covers the possible risks associated with dust and how to effectively manage dust around mine sites during the AusIMM Iron Ore Conference in Perth.
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Critical Issues with Developing Uranium Projects with Current Low Uranium Prices

Presented at the AusIMM International Uranium Conference 2013, Director/Principal Consulting Engineer, Damian Connelly covers the economics of uranium production and how the current low prices are not sustainable long term.
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