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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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ALTA 2018PanelRefractory and Complex Gold Ores Panel Discussion
ALTA 2018PanelHydromet Processing of Sulphides Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2005
(republished)
SX Fire Protection World Summit: 9 technical papers from international experts (191 pages)SX Fire Protection World Summit Proceedings Login to access.
Nickel-Cobalt-Copper
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)
ALTA 2018
Keynote
Wayne Heili, Peninsula Energy Limited (USA)Key Lessons Learned from the Application of ISR to Uranium Login to access.
ALTA 2018Dr 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
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 2018Carsten 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 2018Grant Harman, Lithium Consultants Australasia, (Australia)What is Battery Grade Lithium Carbonate? Login to access.
ALTA 2018Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Opportunities for Producing Uranium Without Developing a New Mining Operation Login to access.
Gold-PM
ALTA 2018
Keynote
Dr James Wang, Zijin Mining Group (China)Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores in China Login to access.
ALTA 2018Jan 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.
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 2018Lindy Nield, Daisy Tristanto, Department of Mining, Industry, Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) (Australia)Minimising the Exposure to Hazardous Contaminants in Gold Rooms Login to access.

ALTA 2018PanelHydromet Processing of Sulphides Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2005
(republished 2018)
SX Fire Protection World Summit: 9 technical papers from international experts (191 pages)SX Fire Protection World Summit Proceedings Login to access.
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.
2018
Laterites Booklet
Mike Dry, Arithmetek, Inc.
(Canada); Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
Technical & Cost Comparison of Laterite Treatment Processes Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Keynote
Mark Benz, MRB Business Services (Canada)Process Expertise: The Key to Managing Hydrometallurgical Project Risk Login 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 2017PanelPressure Acid Leaching Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2017
Dinner Address
Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia) Laterite Wars Login to access.
ALTA 2016
Keynote
Ken 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 Extraction Login to access.
ALTA 2016PanelHydromet Processing of Sulphides Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2015
Keynote
Naoyuki Tsuchida, Sumitomo Metal Mining Corporation (Japan)HPAL in Past, Present and Future Login to access.
ALTA 2015
20th Anniversary Dinner Address
Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)ALTA: 20 Years as a Window into the World of PAL Login 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 Solutions Login to access.
ALTA 2014
Opening Address
Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Austmine / Gekko Systems (Australia)The Untold Story of the Australian METS Sector - A $90 Billion Industry Login 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 BGRIMM Login 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 II Login to access.
ALTA 2013Rebecca Meakin, CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship (Australia)Validation of Nickel Laterite Diagnostic Leaching Protocol Login to access.
ALTA 2012Jason Fewings & Shawn Seet, Western Areas NL (Australia)Bacterial Leaching at Elevated pH Using BioHeap™ Technology Login 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 Outotec Login to access.
ALTA 2011
Dinner Address
Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)PAL - The Great Survivor Login to access.
ALTA 2011James Elson Llerin, Isao Nishikawa & Munekazu Kawata, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (Philippines) Coral Bay Nickel HPAL Plant Expansion Project Login 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 Process Login to access.
ALTA 2009Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Trends in Nickel Cobalt Processing Login to access.
ALTA 2007Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Nickel Processing Technology 10 Years on from Cawse Bulong Murrin Murrin Login to access.
ALTA 2007Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Review of Mixer-Settler Types and Other Possible Contactors for Copper SX Login 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 Fires Login to access.
ALTA 2003Mal Jansen & Alan Taylor, International Project Development Services (Australia)Overview of Gangue Mineralogy Issues in Oxide Copper Heap Leaching Login to access.
ALTA 2002Mal Jansen & Alan Taylor, International Project Development Services (Australia)New Approach to Heap Leach Modeling and Scale-Up Login to access.
ALTA 2001Mal Jansen & Alan Taylor, International Project Development Services (Australia)Jervois Mining Young Ni-Co Laterite Prefeasability Study Testwork Review Login to access.
ALTA 2000Alan Taylor & Mal Jansen, International Project Development Services (Australia)Future Trends in PAL Plant Design for Ni-Co Laterites Login 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.

ALTA 2018
Keynote
Wayne Heili, Peninsula Energy Limited (USA)Key Lessons Learned from the Application of ISR to Uranium Login to access.
ALTA 2018Dr 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.

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 2018Carsten 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 2018Grant Harman, Lithium Consultants Australasia, (Australia)What is Battery Grade Lithium Carbonate? Login to access.
ALTA 2018Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Opportunities for Producing Uranium Without Developing a New Mining Operation Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Opening Address
Adrienne Hanly, Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria) Red Book 2016: Insights into Uranium Supply and Demand Login to access.
ALTA 2017
Keynote
Grenvil Dunn, Orway Mineral Consultants (Australia) Planning for a Successful Uranium Pilot Plant Program Login to access.
ALTA 2017Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria)IAEA's Overview of Worldwide In Situ Leach Uranium Mining Login to access.
ALTA 2017PanelLithium Processing Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2016 Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Developments in Uranium Extraction and Recovery Technology Login to access.
ALTA 2016 Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)So You Have Found a Uranium Deposit - Now What? Login to access.
ALTA 2016PanelMembranes in Uranium Ore Processing Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2015
Keynote
Peter Woods, International Atomic Energy (IAEA) Agency (Austria)Environmental and Social Aspects of Feasibility Studies, Mining Operations and Closure; Balancing Realities and Expectations from Different Angles Login to access.
ALTA 2015Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Uranium IX Systems Login to access.
ALTA 2015Damien Krebbs, Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd (Australia)The Kvanefjeld Project Login to access.
ALTA 2014Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Evolution of Mixer-Settler Design for USX Login to access.
ALTA 2014James Buchanan, Simon Reveley, Kurt Forrester & Anton Cummings, GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants Ltd (UK)Review of Current Rare Earth Processing Practice Login to access.
ALTA 2013Christopher Pawlik, MINTEK (South Africa)Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Complex and Low Grade Deposits Login to access.
ALTA 2013Johanna van Deventer, Purolite (South Africa)Ion Exchange Resins for Uranium Recovery: The Durability Question Explored Login to access.
ALTA 2012François Geffroy, Mining BG, Areva (France) & David Dixon, University of British Columbia (Canada)Uranium Heap Leach Modeling Login to access.
ALTA 2011Chris Panaou, Hatch Associates Pty Ltd (Australia) & Mark Bellino, Hatch Associates Pty Ltd (Canada)Designing Uranium Plants Login to access.
ALTA 2009Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Uranium Heap Leaching Gaining Popularity Login to access.
ALTA 2007Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Innovations and Trends in Uranium Ore Treatment Login to access.

ALTA 2018
Keynote
Dr James Wang, Zijin Mining Group (China)Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores in China Login to access.
ALTA 2018Jan 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.
ALTA 2017
Keynote
Stephen La Brooy, Ausenco (Australia) Fixing the Cyanide Issue - Alleviation or Replacement? Login to access.
ALTA 2017Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)New Developments in Gold Processing Technology Login to access.
ALTA 2017PanelCyanide Alternatives/Alleviation Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2016
Keynote
Yeonuk Choi, Barrick Gold Corporation (Canada) Selecting the Best Process for the Treatment of a Refractory Gold Ore - Barrick's Experience Login to access.
ALTA 2016PanelRefractory Gold Forum Panel Discussion Download
ALTA 2015Paul Breuer, CSIRO Mineral Resources Flagship (Australia)Dealing with Copper in Gold Ores; Implemented and Future Approaches Login to access.
ALTA 2014Jody Kelso & Toren Olsen, JRKelso&Associates (USA)Bio-Oxidation of Sand Sized Ore Login to access.
ALTA 2013Stephen La Brooy, Ausenco; Paul Smith, Proxa Australia Pty Ltd (Australia)Water Management for Gold Recovery Using Alternative Lixiviants to Cyanide Login to access.
ALTA 2012Robert Dunne, Newmont Mining Corporation (USA)Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Refractory Gold Ores Login 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 Leaching Login to access.
ALTA 2010Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)Gold Technology Developments and Trends Login to access.

Authored and presented by Alan Taylor

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-CobaltLaterites - Still a Frontier of Nickel Process Development Login to access.
ASSDA 2000The Use of Stainless and Other High Performance Alloys in Hydrometallurgy Process Plants for the Recovery of Metal Login to access.
World Nickel Congress 2000The Outlook for the PAL Process Login to access.
AMF 1999Solvent Extraction Mixer-Settler Design Login to access.
Randol at Acapulco 1993Successful Development of Solvent Extraction in Latin America Login to access.
AusIMM Sydney 1981The Seventies - A Decade of Hydrometallurgical Advance Login to access.

Authored by Alan Taylor

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
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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