About ALTA

celebrating 38 years of service

ALTA 2024

ALTA was established by metallurgical consultant Alan Taylor in 1985 to serve the worldwide mining, minerals and metallurgical industries.  Alan has 40+ years’ experience in the metallurgical, mineral and chemical processing industries in Australasia, New Zealand, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

In February 2024, ALTA was acquired by the Cambridge Innovation Institute, based in Needham, Massachusetts in the USA, and joined their Cambridge EnerTech division, the premier conference and exposition provider for the energy storage industry.


The annual ALTA conference is a world-class metallurgical event and a leading platform for innovation.   The next scheduled conference is ALTA 2024 to be held in Perth, Western Australia on 27-31 May. It comprises two conferences: Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, and Lithium-Battery Technology-Rare Earths plus an international trade exhibition.

Free Library

The ALTA Free Library includes proceedings and papers from our 1995-2020 conferences covering Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE, Gold-PM, In Situ Recovery & Lithium Processing, Lithium & Battery Technology. The library is expanded regularly, providing a valuable ongoing resource to the industry.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings from recent ALTA Conferences are available for purchase.


Free technical articles offering metallurgical commentary and insights.

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