About ALTA

Celebrating 33 years of service

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

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.  Find out more


ALTA conferences are one of the world’s premier annual metallurgical events.  ALTA 2018 is the 23rd annual conference and will be held 19-26 May in Perth, Australia.  Find out more

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.   Find out more


Proceedings and manuals from ALTA conferences, seminars and short courses.  Find out more


Free technical articles offering metallurgical commentary and insights.  Find out more

Free Library

Includes proceedings from 1995-2015 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-PM conferences for free download (1260 papers).  The library will be expanded regularly, providing a major ongoing resource to the industry.  A selection of papers from recent conferences are also available.  Find out more

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