About ALTA

celebrating 38 years of service

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.

ALTA offers a wide range of services and resources to the metallurgical industry:


High-level metallurgical and project development consulting.


Free technical articles offering metallurgical commentary and insights.


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.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings from recent ALTA Conferences are available for purchase.

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.

Short Course Manuals

Detailed Course manuals on 7 topics are available for purchase, and are periodically updated. No presenatations of ALTA Short Courses are currently planned. Topics include

ALTA Metallurgical Services (ALTA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of JO-AL Enterprises Pty Ltd incorporated in Melbourne, Australia

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