ANSTO Minerals shares expertise at international workshop

ANSTO Minerals consultants, Chris Griffith and Susan Brown, present on the management of residues and waste associated with NORM at an IAEA interregional workshop in Malaysia.

ANSTO Minerals sponsors upcoming Africa Down Under Conference

With a growing presence in Africa, ANSTO Minerals proudly sponsored and exhibited at the 2015 Africa Down Under Conference held in Perth early in September.

Alkane receives NSW development consent to proceed with the Dubbo Zirconia Project (DZP) and looks to add Hafnium (Hf) to its product suite

ANSTO Minerals has assisted Alkane on the DZP in many aspects since designing and building a demonstration pilot to recover Zirconium (Zr), Niobium (Nb) and rare earths. ANSTO is currently working on developing the flow sheet to include recovery of a separated Hafnium (Hf) product.

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About us

Who are ANSTO Minerals?
ANSTO Minerals is an international mining consultancy with world-leading expertise in uranium ore
processing, rare earth process development and removal of radioactivity from ores.
We work with mining companies in Australia and around the world to design processes and flow sheets
for a range of mining resources, from bench testing to pilot plant stage. We provide clients with
in-depth feasibility analyses and solutions to key processing challenges that impact their bottom line. 

Our staff


Dr Robert Gee BSc(ENG),  PhD - General Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 7501
Dr Bob Ring BEng (CHEM), PhD – Manager Business Development 
Ph: +61 2 9717 3895
Dr Karin Soldenhoff BSc (Wits), MSc(Cape Town), PhD. (UNSW) – Technology Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 3862
Paul Freeman BTech (APPLIED CHEM) – Uranium and NORM Processing Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 9427
Mr Adrian Manis BEng (CHEM),  – Pilot Plant Operations Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 9214

Our facilities

ANSTO Minerals has extensive facilities to support their activities. The Minerals precinct is on the ANSTO
campus, situated in the outskirts of Sydney and comprises:


  • - sample receipt and preparation facility

  • - modern hydrometallurgical laboratories

  • - extensive analytical and mineralogical facilities with up-to-date instrumentation

  • - high engineering bay to house tall columns

  • - dedicated rare earth separation facility

  • - pilot plant facilities

  • - demonstration plant facilities

  • - extensive sample storage area



ANSTO is a Registered Research Service Provider for the R&D Tax Incentive.

Customer service contacts

ANSTO Minerals
Locked Bag 2001 Kirrawee DC NSW 2232
New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia