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The ALTA Free Library includes proceedings from ALTA 1995-2016 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-PM conferences for free download (1350+ papers).  A selection of  papers from ALTA 2018 and ALTA 2017 is also available.  The library is expanded regularly, providing a major ongoing resource to the industry.

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Nickel-Cobalt-Copper Sessions
ALTA 2018
Opening Address
Dr Stephen Grocott, AMIRA International Ltd / Clean TeQ Limited (Australia)What Is Changing in the Global Minerals Industry - Delivering Value by Leveraging Resources Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Keynote
Dr Kathy Sole, Kathryn C. Sole Consulting (South Africa); John Parker, Process Ideas (South Africa); Peter Cole, Peter Cole Metallurgical Services (South Africa);
Dr Michael B. Mooiman
, Franklin Pierce University (USA)
Flowsheet Options for Cobalt Recovery in African Copper-Cobalt Hydrometallurgy Circuits Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Dinner Address
Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)A Metallurgist’s Musings, Speculations and What-ifs on Future Industry Driving Forces and Trends Login to access.
In Situ Recovery (ISR) Symposium
ALTA 2018
Keynote
Wayne Heili, Peninsula Energy Limited (USA)Key Lessons Learned from the Application of ISR to Uranium Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Feature Paper
Dr Brett Moldovan, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria)Supporting Good Practice and Development of Uranium In Situ Leach Mining Worldwide – IAEA Involvement Login to access.
Uranium-REE-Lithium Sessions
ALTA 2018
Opening Address
Dr Brett Moldovan, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria)The Challenges of Operating a Uranium Mill in the Modern Era Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Keynote
Dr Julian Hilton, Aleff Group (UK)Constructive Disruption: Leveraging Key Intangibles for Smarter Uranium Projects Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Feature Paper
Carsten Dittrich, MEAB Chemie Technik GmbH (Germany); Bengi Yagmurlu, MEAB Chemie Technik GmbH/RWTH Aachen (Germany)Scale: An Emerging Project for European Scandium Supply Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Feature Paper
Grant Harman, Lithium Consultants Australasia, (Australia)What is Battery Grade Lithium Carbonate? Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Feature Paper
Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Opportunities for Producing Uranium Without Developing a New Mining Operation Login to access.
Gold-PM Sessions
ALTA 2018
Keynote
Dr James Wang, Zijin Mining Group (China)Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores in China Login to access.
ALTA 2018
Feature Paper
Jan van Niekerk, Craig van Buuren, Outotec Biomin (Pty) Ltd (South Africa); Marko Latva-Kokko, Outotec (Finland) Oy (Finland)Continued Development of the BIOX Process for the Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores Login to access.

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

Event / ConferenceTitleDownload
AusIMM Central Victoria Technical Meeting, October 2014New Perspectives in Metallurgy with Special Reference to Multi-Refractory Level OresLogin to access.
AusIMM Melbourne Technical Meeting, September 2013What's Happening in Copper HydrometLogin to access.
AusIMM Bendigo Technical Meeting, August 2013Developments in the Processing of Refractory Complex Gold OresLogin to access.
TMS 2013 Nickel-CobaltLaterites - Still a Frontier of Nickel Process DevelopmentLogin to access.
ASSDA 2000The Use of Stainless and Other High Performance Alloys in Hydrometallurgy Process Plants for the Recovery of MetalLogin to access.
World Nickel Congress 2000The Outlook for the PAL ProcessLogin to access.
AMF 1999Solvent Extraction Mixer-Settler DesignLogin to access.
Randol at Acapulco 1993Successful Development of Solvent Extraction in Latin AmericaLogin to access.
AusIMM Sydney 1981The Seventies - A Decade of Hydrometallurgical AdvanceLogin to access.

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

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