Short Courses

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Short Courses will be organized Saturday, August 26 and 27, 2017

General Information

Short course notes are digitally distributed. Delegates are required to bring their laptops to have access to the course material.

COM 2017 Hosting World Gold and Nickel Cobalt Short Courses

Short Courses 1.5 - 2 days  

  • $800 for conference participants / $400 for student delegates
  • Short course only registration $1000 regular/$600 students
  • includes continentals breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheon and
    electronic course notes

Short Courses 1 day

  • $500 for conference participants / $250 for student delegates
  • Short course only registration $700 regular/$450 students
  • includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, luncheon and
    electronic course notes

Prices are subject to change. The MetSoc of CIM organization reserves the right to cancel short courses if not enough participants are registered.

Short Courses offered:

  1. Introduction to Hydrometallurgy - 2 days
  2. Energy in Mining and Metallurgy - 1.5 days - CANCELLED
  3. Gold Processing - 2 days
  4. Materials Selection and Equipment Reliability for the Mining Industry-1 day - CANCELLED

Introduction to Hydrometallurgy and Ni-Co Processing - 2 days

Organizer: Edouard Asselin, UBC

This course covers both the fundamental (thermodynamics and kinetics) and applied (engineering) aspects of the major hydrometallurgical steps: leaching, separation, and recovery of metals, with emphasis on nickel and cobalt processing and process options. Case studies of current and past operations will be presented. Discussions will center on chemical reactions, flowsheets and operational challenges. The intended audience includes engineers, plant superintendents, and research and development staff in the mineral processing and metallurgical industries, as well as chemical, mining and metallurgical engineering students.

Organized by the Hydrometallurgy Section of MetSoc of CIM

Presenters Include:

  • Edouard Asselin (Introduction to hydrometallurgy)
  • Ahmad Ghareman (Introduction to hydrometallurgy)
  • Wenying Liu (heap leaching)
  • Eberhard Krause (Nickel/Cobalt processing)

Course Outline

Energy for Metallurgists - 1.5 days

This course has been cancelled.

Gold Processing - 2 days

Organizer: Peter Lind, Goldcorp

The course has historically been offered with the World Gold Conference. Modules to be included: 

  1. Characterization
  2. Pre-Concentration
  3. Comminution
  4. Flotation
  5. Leaching
  6. Non-Cyanide Lixiviants
  7. Pressure Oxidation, Roasting, and Biox
  8. Environmental Aspects
  9. CN Destruction

Presenters include (current, these may change with time):

  • Joe Zhou (mineralogy and characterization)
  • Bern Klein (comminution, sorting, and classification)
  • Michael Fullam (gravity concentration)
  • Rob Dunne (flotation)
  • John Pekrul (refractory gold processing and pressure oxidation)
  • Ahmad Ghahreman (alternate lixiviants)
  • Chris Fleming (cyanidation)
  • Bill Stanton (gold recovery – carbon)
  • Richard Shaw (gold recovery – resin)
  • Leon Lorenzen (effluent treatment)
  • Randy Agius and Anca Nacu (cyanide destruction) 

Materials Selection and Equipment Reliability for the Mining Industry - 1 day

This course has been cancelled.



Call for Abstracts Deadline
Extended! Until January 31, 2017

Paper Submission Deadline
March 1, 2017

Paper Review Process Begins
February 1, 2017 – April 15, 2017

Final Paper Submission Deadline
May 1, 2017

Author Registration Deadline
May 15, 2017

Student Poster Session Opens
March 1, 2017

Early-bird Registration
June 23, 2017

Student Poster Session Closes
August 1, 2017


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H3Z 3C1, Canada

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