ANSTO Minerals to present at ALTA 2018

ALTA 2018, organised by ALTA Metallurgical Services, is one of the world’s premier annual metallurgical events. ALTA 2018 is the 23rd annual conference and will be held between 19-26 of May in Perth, Western Australia.

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This conference is an annual gathering of the global nickel, cobalt, copper, uranium, rare earths, lithium, ISR gold and precious metals industries. It comprises three technical conferences, three short courses, and an international trade exhibition. It features highly-focused programs, topical forums and presentations by key international speakers

ANSTO Minerals will be presenting in the In Situ Recovery (ISR) Symposium, Uranium-REE-Lithium session and Lithium Processing Forum.

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Dr Mark Maley will present an overview of the work performed by ANSTO Minerals over 30 years in the area of ISR, and present key results from various test work programs performed. This metallurgical work complements the other important work critical to the evaluation of ISR operations, such hydrogeological studies. Read abstract.

Dr James Quinn will outline results obtained using a newly released, high capacity strong base anion exchange (SBA) resin for the recovery of uranium from saline leach liquors. ANSTO Minerals’ understanding of the function of this resin, allowed the design and construction of a pilot plant at ANSTO, which was transported to BOSS Resources’ Honeymoon mine site in South Australia where it was operated successfully for 10 weeks. Read abstract.

Dr Adam Roper will present on an alternative approach for the processing of lepidolite ores via sulphation baking, providing a comparison against conventional processing flowsheets and addressing the major key risks of currently adopted methods. Read abstract.

For further details please contact ANSTO Minerals staff directly:

Dr Mark Maley
Senior Hydrometallurgist
Ph: +61 2 9717 7436

Dr James Quinn
Senior Hydrometallurgist
Ph:  +61 2 9717 9938

Dr Adam Roper
Applied Research Scientist
Ph: +61 2 9717 9592

For more details please visit Alta 2018 website.

Published: 15/03/2018