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The ALTA Free Library includes proceedings from ALTA 1995-2015 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-PM conferences for free download (1260+ papers).  The library is expanded regularly, providing a major ongoing resource to the industry.  A selection of recent conference papers is also available.

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NICKEL-COBALT-COPPER
Laterites Booklet Technical & Cost Comparison of Laterite Treatment Processes Mike Dry, Arithmetek, Inc.
(Canada); Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
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ALTA 2017
Keynote
Process Expertise: The Key to Managing Hydrometallurgical Project Risk Mark Benz, MRB Business Services (Canada) Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Dinner Address
Laterite Wars Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Forum Paper
The HPAL Plants That SNC-Lavalin Built: Where Are They Now? Lourdes Valle, Peter Dickson, Andrew Curtis, SNC-Lavalin (Australia) Login to access.
URANIUM-REE
ALTA 2017
Opening
Red Book 2016: Insights into Uranium Supply and Demand Adrienne Hanly, Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria) Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Keynote
Planning for a Successful Uranium Pilot Plant Program Grenvil Dunn, Orway Mineral Consultants (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Feature Paper
IAEA's Overview of Worldwide In Situ Leach Uranium Mining Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria) Login to access.
GOLD-PRECIOUS METALS
ALTA 2017
Keynote
Fixing the Cyanide Issue - Alleviation or Replacement? Stephen La Brooy, Ausenco (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Forum Paper
New Developments in Gold Processing Technology Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.

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ALTA 2014
Opening Address
The Untold Story of the Australian METS Sector - A $90 Billion Industry Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Austmine & Gekko Systems (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2013
Opening Address
Innovation in Mineral Processing: Where are we Headed? Jonathan Law, CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship (Australia) Login to access.
NICKEL, COBALT AND COPPER
Laterites Booklet *NEW* Technical & Cost Comparison of Laterite Treatment Processes Mike Dry, Arithmetek, Inc.
(Canada); Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
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ALTA 2017 Keynote *NEW* Process Expertise: The Key to Managing Hydrometallurgical Project Risk Mark Benz, MRB Business Services (Canada) Login to access.
ALTA 2017 Dinner Address *NEW* Laterite Wars Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2017 *NEW* The HPAL Plants That SNC-Lavalin Built: Where Are They Now? Lourdes Valle, Peter Dickson, Andrew Curtis, SNC-Lavalin (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2016 Keynote Are We Any Closer to Hydromet Overtaking Smelting for Copper Sulphide Concentrates? Ken Baxter, SNC-Lavalin Group (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2016 Innovation, Sustainability and the Future of Metals Extraction Bryn Harris, NMR360 (Canada) Login to access.
ALTA 2015 Keynote HPAL in Past, Present and Future Naoyuki Tsuchida, Sumitomo Metal Mining Corporation (Japan) Login to access.
ALTA 2015
20th Anniversary Dinner Address
ALTA: 20 Years as a Window into the World of PAL Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2015 Development and Implementation of Solvent Extraction Process for Copper Recovery from Ammonia Leach Solutions Aleksander Tsekov, Todor Angelov, Georgi Savov, Iontech 2000 JSC (Bulgaria); Bas Nauts, Attero (The Netherlands) Login to access.
ALTA 2014
Dinner Keynote
The Process Research and Development for Copper, NIckel and Cobalt in BGRIMM Kaixi Jiang, Haibei Wang, Lan Li & Sanpin Liu, Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (China) Login to access.
ALTA 2013
Dinner Address
PAL - The Great Survivor Part II Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services Login to access.
ALTA 2013 Validation of Nickel Laterite Diagnostic Leaching Protocol Rebecca Meakin, CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2012 Bacterial Leaching at Elevated pH Using BioHeap™ Technology Jason Fewings & Shawn Seet, Western Areas NL (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2012 Chuquicamata Retrofit and Franke - Recent CU Solvent Extraction Projects Implmented by Outotec Jarkko Hakkarainen, Outotec (Finland); Alexis Villarroel, Arturo Sotomayor,
Claudio Rodríguez, Outotec (Chile)
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ALTA 2011
Dinner Address
PAL - The Great Survivor Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2011 Coral Bay Nickel HPAL Plant Expansion Project James Elson Llerin, Isao Nishikawa & Munekazu Kawata, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (Philippines) Login to access.
ALTA 2011 Recovering Copper and Gold in Chloride System by Nikko Chloride Process Kazuaki Takebayashi, Kazuhiro Hatano, Hiroshi Hosaka & Yoshifumi Abe, JX Nippon Mining and Metals Corporation (Japan) Login to access.
ALTA 2009 Trends in Nickel Cobalt Processing Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2007 Nickel Processing Technology 10 Years on from Cawse Bulong Murrin Murrin Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2007 Review of Mixer-Settler Types and Other Possible Contactors for Copper SX Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2005 Design of CuSX Plants to Minimize Static and Other Fire Risks in the Light of Recent Industry Fires Mal Jansen & Alan Taylor, International Project Development Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2003 Overview of Gangue Mineralogy Issues in Oxide Copper Heap Leaching Mal Jansen & Alan Taylor, International Project Development Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2002 New Approach to Heap Leach Modeling and Scale-Up Mal Jansen & Alan Taylor, International Project Development Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2001 Jervois Mining Young Ni-Co Laterite Prefeasability Study Testwork Review Mal Jansen & Alan Taylor, International Project Development Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2000 Future Trends in PAL Plant Design for Ni-Co Laterites Alan Taylor & Mal Jansen, International Project Development Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 1999 Hydrometallurgical Treatment of Copper Sulphides: Are We on the Brink? Alan Taylor & Mal Jansen, International Project Development Services (Australia) Login to access.
URANIUM AND REE
ALTA 2017 Opening *NEW* Red Book 2016: Insights into Uranium Supply and Demand Adrienne Hanly, Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria) Login to access.
ALTA 2017 Keynote *NEW* Planning for a Successful Uranium Pilot Plant Program Grenvil Dunn, Orway Mineral Consultants (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2017 *NEW* IAEA's Overview of Worldwide In Situ Leach Uranium Mining Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria) Login to access.
ALTA 2016 Developments in Uranium Extraction and Recovery Technology Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2016 So You Have Found a Uranium Deposit - Now What? Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2015 Keynote Environmental and Social Aspects of Feasibility Studies, Mining Operations and Closure; Balancing Realities and Expectations from Different Angles Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy (IAEA) Agency (Austria) Login to access.
ALTA 2015 Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Uranium IX Systems Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2015 The Kvanefjeld Project Damien Krebbs, Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2014 Evolution of Mixer-Settler Design for USX Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2014 Review of Current Rare Earth Processing Practice James Buchanan, Simon Reveley, Kurt Forrester & Anton Cummings, GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants Ltd (UK) Login to access.
ALTA 2013 Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Complex and Low Grade Deposits Christopher Pawlik, MINTEK (South Africa) Login to access.
ALTA 2013 Ion Exchange Resins for Uranium Recovery: The Durability Question Explored Johanna van Deventer, Purolite (South Africa) Login to access.
ALTA 2012 Uranium Heap Leach Modeling François Geffroy, Mining BG, Areva (France) & David Dixon, University of British Columbia (Canada) Login to access.
ALTA 2011 Designing Uranium Plants Chris Panaou, Hatch Associates Pty Ltd (Australia) & Mark Bellino, Hatch Associates Pty Ltd (Canada) Login to access.
ALTA 2009 Uranium Heap Leaching Gaining Popularity Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2007 Innovations and Trends in Uranium Ore Treatment Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
GOLD AND PRECIOUS METALS
ALTA 2017 Keynote *NEW* Fixing the Cyanide Issue - Alleviation or Replacement? Stephen La Brooy, Ausenco (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2017 *NEW* New Developments in Gold Processing Technology Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2016 Keynote Selecting the Best Process for the Treatment of a Refractory Gold Ore - Barrick's Experience Yeonuk Choi, Barrick Gold Corporation (Canada) Login to access.
ALTA 2015 Dealing with Copper in Gold Ores; Implemented and Future Approaches Paul Breuer, CSIRO Mineral Resources Flagship (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2014 Bio-Oxidation of Sand Sized Ore Jody Kelso & Toren Olsen, JRKelso&Associates (USA) Login to access.
ALTA 2013 Water Management for Gold Recovery Using Alternative Lixiviants to Cyanide Stephen La Brooy, Ausenco; Paul Smith, Proxa Australia Pty Ltd (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2012 Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores Robert Dunne, Newmont Mining Corporation (USA) Login to access.
ALTA 2011 Sorting at Gold Fields; Run-of-Mine Sorting at Central Rand Gold L von Ketelhodt, CommodasUltrasort
(Pty) Ltd (South Africa) & LM Falcon and RMS Falcon, The University
of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
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ALTA 2011 Keys to Successful Gold Heap Leaching Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.
ALTA 2010 Gold Technology Developments and Trends Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Login to access.

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AusIMM Central Victoria Technical Meeting, October 2014 New Perspectives in Metallurgy with Special Reference to Multi-Refractory Level Ores Login to access.
AusIMM Melbourne Technical Meeting, September 2013 What's Happening in Copper Hydromet Login to access.
AusIMM Bendigo Technical Meeting, August 2013 Developments in the Processing of Refractory Complex Gold Ores Login to access.
TMS 2013 Nickel-Cobalt Laterites - Still a Frontier of Nickel Process Development Login to access.
ASSDA 2000 The Use of Stainless and Other High Performance Alloys in Hydrometallurgy Process Plants for the Recovery of Metal Login to access.
World Nickel Congress 2000 The Outlook for the PAL Process Login to access.
AMF 1999 Solvent Extraction Mixer-Settler Design Login to access.
Randol at Acapulco 1993 Successful Development of Solvent Extraction in Latin America Login to access.
AusIMM Sydney 1981 The Seventies - A Decade of Hydrometallurgical Advance Login to access.

New Processes for Cleaning Up Copper Concentrates Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ)
October 2016
Handling Increasing Impurities Copper Worldwide
July/August 2016
Leaching Laterites: Two New Processes Make Progress Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ)
July 2014
Gold Ore Processing Technology Not Standing Still Published in Minerals Gazette
March 2010
Copper Hydromet Gaining Ground for Sulphide Ores Published in Minerals Gazette
March 2007
Spate of SX Plant Fires Rocks Copper Industry Published in Minerals Gazette
April 2005
Plenty of Hydromet Action in 2004 Published in Minerals Gazette
April 2004
Can Uranium Make a Come Back Published in Minerals Gazette
October 2003
What's Happening in SX Technology Published in Minerals Gazette
July 2003
Heap Bioleaching Pushing the Envelope Published in Minerals Gazette
April 2003
Goro Key to Future of PAL Published in Minerals Gazette
January 2003
Big Guns in Copper Concentrate Leaching Race Published in Minerals Gazette
September 2002
Laterites Dead and Buried or Alive and Kicking? Published in Minerals Gazette
November 2001
Solvent Extraction Boom in Latin America Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ)
December 1995
Laterites - Has the Time Finally Come Mining Magazine
March 1995
Recent Developments in Ion Exchange Engineering Mining Congress Journal
April 1977

 

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