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On November 15, join us at the Hilton in Toronto as we present a 1-hour technical seminar 'Gold Metallurgy 101: A Road Map to Successful Gold Flowsheet Development with SGS'.


Nov 15, 2019, 11:00


Nov 15, 2019, 12:30


Toronto, Canada

Metallurgical response is one of the biggest technical risk factors affecting the outcome of successful gold mining projects. Metallurgical testing is an industry accepted practice applied to address technical risk by generating hard-data reflective of the gold metallurgical behaviour of the metal bearing ores and various minerals. 

Determining the grade of gold in the orebody can be critical in establishing overall process options. Maximum gold recovery can normally be justified for high-grade deposits, even though this usually means relatively high capital and operating costs. Conversely, low-grade deposits must be treated at the lowest possible cost, even though this usually means sacrificing some gold recovery. Recently, combining new innovative approaches such as BIOX®, PLATSOL™, CIL/CIP modelling with traditional grinding, gravity, and separation and leaching techniques have resulted in producing the most economical and cost-effective gold ore bodies have ever seen.

For nearly 80 years in Canada, the mining sector has turned to SGS for our trusted gold expertise and experience in flowsheet development and bankable feasibility studies. Our demonstrated success in gold metallurgy has provided hundreds of companies and mines with effective flowsheets and practical technical solutions to gold processing problems. 

Our gold presentation will familiarize attendees with the main traditional as well as the innovative aspects involved in gold metallurgy, process and environmental risk mitigation all designed for the successful flowsheet development and establishment of the design criteria for gold ore bodies.  


Case Studies 

Case studies focused on test work from around the world will cover topics including:

  • Gold mineralogy
  • CIL/CIP Modelling
  • Cyanide Destruction


Who Should Attend? 

This session will be aimed to professionals involved in the mining sector including:

  • Geologists 
  • Mineralogists 
  • Process Engineers 
  • Metallurgists 
  • Miners 
  • Financiers 
  • Operators


Learning Outcomes 

Attendees will learn about the importance of sample selection and sample variability within the context of testwork program design and a summary of the key unit operations commonly subjected to metallurgical testing will be presented. Attendees will also learn how the data are used to achieve the main objective of the metallurgical testwork including process-flowsheet development and the establishment of the design criteria.


Speaker Bio

Tyler Crary, P.Eng.

Extractive Metallurgy – Gold Senior Metallurgist

Tyler Crary is a senior metallurgist with 10 years experience in the minerals industry.  He is a Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Tyler worked for Hatch Limited as a process engineer in the mining and minerals business unit (2008-2010) before joining SGS in the fall of 2010 as a metallurgist.

Tyler is responsible for the project management of gold projects, data compilation, analysis and presentation to clients. His extensive project experience includes over fifty projects worldwide, including flowsheet and plant optimizations, working as project manager with a variety of companies on behalf of SGS.  The majority of the projects he has worked on have been precious metals.

Tyler is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.


Event Location

Venue: Hilton Hotel 

Room: York Room – Ground Floor 

Address: 145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2


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About SGS  

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.