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As a part of the 49th CMP Conference, SGS will be conducting a full day short course. Our experts, Doug Hatfield and David Hatton will present best practice comminution and flotation design and optimization using leading edge simulation technology and geometallurgical methods.


Jan 16, 2017, 08:00


Jan 16, 2017, 16:00


Our course will present a front-to-back overview of best practice geometallurgical comminution and flotation process design and optimization from sample selection through test selection, process modelling, simulation, plant selection and design to operational forecasting and optimization. A key focus of our course will be integration of the input from specialists in geology, geostatistics, metallurgical testing, mineralogy, conceptual comminution and flotation design, mine planning, detailed plant design, process control, plant operation, marketing, financial planning , risk management and project decision making. The second section of the course will be a hands-on introduction to process design.

Course outline:  

  • Designing the design process: Opportunities to maximise production while minimising cost and risk through inter-disciplinary communication in process design and operation
  • Current best practice geometallurgical design methodologies including the benefits and pitfalls of appropriate sample and test selection for process design and optimization
  • The tools available to overcome the challenges of the modern mining environment with case studies
  • Hands-on process design challenge

A copy of the Integrated Geometallurgical Simulator and electronic and hard copy course notes. All materials can be provided by SGS. Participants are strongly advised to bring laptops to receive course materials including the Integrated Geometallurgical Simulator and participate in the process design challenge.