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Process Mineralogy Course 2017

30 Aug 2017 - 12:30

The University of Cape Town will be holding a 4 day course in Process Mineralogy, coordinated by the Continuing Professional Development Programme. The course will run 21-24 November 2017 in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Course Objective: To equip mineral processing practitioners with a basic understanding of mineralogy, an appreciation of current day process mineralogy measurements and how to use these measurements in interpreting circuit performance on a recovery-by-size, by-liberation basis.


This practical problem based learning experience focuses on the following:
 Identifying and characterising rocks, minerals and particles;
 Integrating chemical and mineralogical assays;
 Understanding the effect of mineralogy and texture in comminution and processing;
 Measuring mineral liberation and understanding the implications thereof;
 Calculating the theoretical grade-recovery or mineral potential curve;
 Diagnosing and addressing circuit weaknesses and opportunities using mineralogy;
 Knowing the capability and application of the various process mineralogy tools.

Download the Course Brochure or for technical queries, please contact Dr Megan Becker