About ALTA

celebrating 34 years of service

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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.


ALTA conferences are world-class annual metallurgical events and a leading platform for innovation.  ALTA 202) Online, our 25th anniversary event, will be held 9-27 November.  It comprises five conferences: Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE, Gold-PM, In Situ Recovery, Lithium & Battery Technology; six short courses and a virtual exhibition. This digital version of our highly-successful annual conference will make it easy to participate from the comfort and safety of your home or office, anywhere in the world.

Short Courses

Practically-oriented short courses on topics including treatment of nickel laterites, copper ore leaching, uranium ore processing, copper SX-EW, heap leaching and solvent extraction. Courses offered by live online sessions, on-demand recordings and in-person at ALTA conferences.


Proceedings and manuals from ALTA conferences, seminars and short courses.


Free technical articles offering metallurgical commentary and insights.

Free Library

The ALTA Free Library includes proceedings and papers from our 1995-2019 conferences covering Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE, Gold-PM, In Situ Recovery and Lithium Processing including 1650+ technical papers. The library is expanded regularly, providing a valuable ongoing resource to the industry.


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

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