• ALTA-2015-(7)


Celebrating 30 years of service

Adding value through innovative metallurgical consulting services.

About ALTAAlan Taylor


Alan Taylor has 40+ years’ experience in the metallurgical, mineral and chemical processing industries in Australasia, New Zealand, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.  He has worked in metallurgical consulting, project development, engineering/construction, plant operations, plant start-up and technology development.  Projects and studies have involved copper, gold/silver, nickel/cobalt, uranium, base metals, phosphates and alumina.

Since 1985, as an independent metallurgical consultant, he has as undertaken feasibility studies, project assessment, project development, supervision of testwork, flowsheet development, basic engineering, supervision of detailed engineering, plant commissioning and peer reviews and audits.  Clients have included a variety of major and junior mining, exploration and engineering companies throughout Australia and overseas.  Alan provides high level metallurgical and project development services.


Alan also presents public and in-house short courses and organises major annual international conferences.  He has also authored and presented numerous technical papers.

Alan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Honours) from Durham University, UK and is registered as an AusIMM Chartered Professional Metallurgy.


  • Copper
  • Nickel/Cobalt
  • Uranium
  • Gold/Silver
  • Base Metals
  • Leaching – heap, pressure, bio, atmospheric & in-place
  • Solvent extraction/ion exchange
  • Electrowinning & electrorefining
  • Cyanidation & CIP/CIL
  • Crushing, grinding & flotation
  • Gravity processing
  • Solid/liquid separation
A-CAP Resources, Australia/Botswana Macquarie Gold, Australia
Acacia, Australia Lycopodium, Australia
Adelaide Resources, Australia Majestic Resources, Australia
Aker Kvaerner, Australia/USA/Chile Matrix Metals, Australia
Alexander Mining, Argentina Mincor, Australia
Aneka Tambang, Indonesia Minproc Australia/USA
Anvil Mining, Australia/Congo Minto Exploration, Canada
Argent Minerals, Australia MMG Minerals & Metals, Australia/Laos
Aura Energy, USA/Australia Mondo Minerals, Netherlands
Ausmelt, Australia Murchison United, Australia
Australian Resources, Australia Newmont Mining, Australia/USA
Axiom Mining, Australia Nord Pacific, Australia
Azaran Copper, Iran Normandy Mining, Australia
BHP Billiton, Australia/USA/Peru/Chile Olympic Dam, Australia
Brancote, Australia Oxiana, Australia
Bolitho Mining, Australia Oz Minerals, Australia
Buka Minerals, Australia Pacific Ore, Australia
Cambior, USA Paladin Resources, Australia
Cambrian Mining, Australia Pan Australian, Australia
Canning Resources, Australia Pancontinental, Australia
Capital Mining, Australia Phelps Dodge, USA/Australia
Centaur Mining, Australia Queensland Nickel, Australia
CESL, Canada Red River Resources, Australia
Codelco, Chile Rio Narcia, Canada/Peru
Crescent Gold, Australia Rio Tinto, Australia
Cyprus Gold, Australia/NZ Resolute, Australia
ERA Ranger Uranium, Australia Silver Standard, Canada
Finders Resources, Australia/Indonesia SNC Lavalin, Chile/Madagascar
Fluor, Australia Straits Resources, Australia
Globe Mining & Metals, Australia/Malawi Summit Resources, Australia
Golden Cross, Australia Tata International, India
Gornoe Buro, Kazakhstan Tethyan Copper, Australia/Pakistan
Highlands Pacific, PNG/Austalia Titan Resources, Australia
Intec Copper, Australia Triako Resources, Australia
Investika, Australia UR-Energy, USA
Ivanhoe, Australia URS, Australia
Jervois Mining, Australia Vantage Goldfields, Australia/South Africa
Jilin Jien Nickel, China Weda Bay Nickel, Indonesia
Kazakhmys, Kazakhstan Western Areas, Australia
Lahir Gold, PNG Western Mining, Australia
Leadstar, Malaysia Worley Parsons, Australia
Liberty Gold, Australia

  • AusIMM – Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (Fellow)
  • AusIMM Consultants Society
  • CIMM – Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
  • SME – Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration (USA)
  • TMS – Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (USA)
  • SAIMM – Southern African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (Fellow)


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