About ALTA

Celebrating 30 years of service

Serving the global mining & metallurgical industries with technical excellence & proven integrity.

About ALTAAlan Taylor


ALTA Metallurgical Services (ALTA) was established by Metallurgical Consultant Alan Taylor in Melbourne, Australia in 1985, to serve the worldwide mining, minerals and metallurgical industries.

Services include:

ALTA 2016, organised by ALTA Metallurgical Services, will be the 21st year of one of the world’s premier annual metallurgical events. The event is an annual gathering of the global Nickel, Cobalt, Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-Precious Metals industries and features highly focused programs, topical forums and presentations by key international speakers.

  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper
  • Uranium-REE
  • Gold-Precious Metals
  • Three Short Courses
  • Trade Exhibition
  • Networking Functions

The ALTA Free Library is now available to the industry. It will be expanded each year, providing a major ongoing resource. ALTA will continue to offer a selection of free papers from recent conferences. The launch of this valuable resource is in celebration of 20 years of ALTA conferences

  • 1995-2009 Nickel-Cobalt Proceedings available now.
  • 1995-2009 Uranium, Gold and other proceedings to follow.
  • Technical papers and presentations
  • Technical articles

  • Conference Proceedings
  • Short Course Manuals

Practically-oriented technical Short Courses presented by Alan Taylor, Managing Director. Courses can be held at your office or at ALTA offices in Melbourne, Australia.

  • A-Z of Copper Ore Leaching
  • Copper Oxide Ore Heap Leaching Testwork and Scale-Up
  • Copper SX/EW Basic Principles and Detailed Plant Design
  • Heap Leaching and its Application to Copper, Gold, Uranium and Nickel Ores
  • Solvent Extraction and its Application to Copper, Uranium and Nickel-Cobalt
  • Treatment of Nickel-Cobalt Laterites
  • Uranium Ore Processing

High level metallurgical and project development Consulting.

Extensive experience in:

  • Copper
  • Nickel/Cobalt
  • Uranium
  • Gold/Silver
  • Base Metals

Expertise includes:

  • Leaching – heap, pressure, bio, atmospheric and in-place
  • Solvent extraction/ion exchange
  • Electrowinning and electrorefining
  • Cyanidation and CIP/CIL
  • Crushing, grinding and flotation
  • Gravity processing
  • Solid/liquid separation


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