About ALTA

Celebrating 33 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.  More information


ALTA conferences are world-class annual metallurgical events, well-known for providing exceptional opportunities for the industry to share ideas, innovations, technologies and projects.  ALTA 2019 is the 24th annual conference and will be held 18-25 May in Perth, Australia.  More information

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.   More information


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


Free technical articles offering metallurgical commentary and insights.  More information

Free Library

Includes proceedings from 1995-2016 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-PM conferences for free download (1350+ papers).  The library is expanded regularly, providing a major ongoing resource to the industry.  A selection of papers from recent conferences are also available.  More information

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

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