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Geometallurgy Conference 2018

Event Start Date August 6, 2018, 12:00 am
Event End Date August 8, 2018, 12:00 am
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Downloads Geometallurgy Conference Announcement Final 17112017.pdf


Geometallurgy has arisen as a multi-disciplinary practise for optimising the NPV of an ore deposit by managing ore heterogeneity. This holistic approach seeks to acquire appropriate, spatially constrained, ore body knowledge in advance that quantifies all aspects of ore body variability (including its response to blasting, excavation, crushing, grinding, separability and the environment). Ultimately this knowledge is used to drive integrated mine planning, ore flow management and processing from exploration, operations through to final closure and rehabilitation.

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Who should attend

Professionals and students from the following disciplines would benefit from attending this 1st SAIMM Geomet Conference:

  • Project Geometallurgy & Operational Geometallurgy
  • Minerals Resource Management
  • Exploration and mine geology
  • Geostatistics and modelling
  • Mining engineering
  • Minerals processing
  • Metallurgy (bio-, hydro- and pyro-)
  • Applied and Process mineralogy
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability.

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Expressions of interest and Call for papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts for this conference. Abstracts of no longer than 150 words should be submitted by no later than 31 January 2018.

Please email abstracts and requests to be added to the conference mailing list to Camielah Jardine: Head of Conferencing, SAIMM at

Key dates

31 January 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
28 February 2018 Acceptance of Abstracts
16 April 2018 Submission of Conference Papers
14 June 2018 Peer review process to be completed


Camielah Jardine
Head of Conferencing
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

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