Short Courses and Conferences

Gold and Silver Ore Processing

A Course on Best Practice

Postponed Until 2016


Instructors

Robert Dunne is an Adjunct Professor at the Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University, Perth Australia. Robert has 40 years experience in the precious metal processing industry, both industry and research. He has delivered a number of Plenary Lectures in gold processing.


Bill Staunton is an Adjunct Professor at the Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University, Perth Australia. Bill has over 30 years experience in precious metal processing, both in industry and research organisations. He has delivered courses in more than 10 countries in the last 12 years.


Patrick Taylor is the Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Metallurgy, Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered professional engineer with over 39 years of experience in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy engineering, research, teaching and consulting. He received his BS and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 papers and presentations, and holds 8 patents. He holds an endowed chair as the George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines. He is the director of the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy. He has supervised research for numerous graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.


Corby Anderson is the Harrison-Western Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. He has nearly 35 years of global experience in industrial operations, management, engineering, design, consulting, teaching, research and professional service. His career includes positions with Morton Thiokol, Key Tronic Corporation, Sunshine Mining and Refining Company, H. A Simons Ltd. and at CAMP - Montana Tech. In particular, while at Sunshine, a major US based producer recycler and refiner of Gold and Silver, he served as Chief Process Engineer. He has also been a Director of the International Precious Metals Institute for about 25 years.


Erik Spiller is Vice President and Principal Metallurgical Engineer with Tetra Tech located in their Golden Colorado office. He is also an appointed Research Professor at the Colorado School of Mines where his 40 years of mineral processing experience is focused on comminution and particulate separation. His extensive world-wide consulting career includes numerous gold ore gravity concentration process applications. He is an NI43-101 Qualified Professional.




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