July 9 – 12, 2024
Golden, Colorado USA

Check-in is required for all participants on the first day of attendance. A continental breakfast is available before class on each day. 30-minute breaks are scheduled for each morning and afternoon session.


Mineral Processing Agenda


8:00 Registration, Coffee and Snacks
8:30 Introduction Erik Spiller
8:45 Basics, Vocabulary, and Concepts Erik Spiller
9:15 Sampling: Metallurgical Accounting – End the Debate – Better Data from Your Operations Mick McCaslin
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Introduction to Liberation Erik Spiller
11:00 Primary Crushing with Gyratory John Googins
11:15 Primary Jaw & Secondary Units (Cone Crushers) John Googins
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Fundamentals and Applications of Hydrometallurgy & Biohydrometallurgy Jaeheon Lee
2:15 Coffee
2:30 Comminution in Tumbling Mills – SAG & Ball Erik Spiller
3:30 Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM) Laboratory Tour – Hill Hall
4:00 End


8:00 Arrive, Coffee and Snacks
8:30 Introduction to Separations Erik Spiller
8:45 Gravity, Magnetic, Electrostatic and other Physical Separation Unit Operations Erik Spiller
9:15 Coffee
9:30 Bench Scale Testing for Flotation Concentrator Development Phil Thompson
10:30 New and Innovative Flotation Equipment Natska Ericson
11:00 Coffee and Walk to Brown
11:15 Flotation Demonstration Phil Thompson
12:00 Lunch
1:00 The Future of Mining IS the Future of Tailings Management Priscilla Nelson
2:00 Coffee
2:15 Regolith Processing for Space Resource Utilization Kevin Cannon
3:30 End


8:00 Arrive, Mingle, and Breakfast
8:30 Blasting for Optimal Gradation Matt Miller
9:15 Dylan Everly
10:15 Evolution of Process Models to Digital Twins Alex Holtzapple
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 The Sorting Revolution: An Epic Tail of Liberation, Separation and the Pursuit of Sustainability Harold Kline and Drew Duffy
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Mineral Processing in Recycle Erik Spiller
1:45 Slurry Transport and Mineral Processing Rob Cooke
2:45 Coffee
3:00 Process Control Caelen Anderson
4:00 End


8:00 Arrive, Mingle, and Breakfast
8:30 Plan Design and Operation Brock O’Kelley
9:30 HPGR & Fine Grinding (Stirred Milling) Alan Boylston
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Plant Audits Deepak Malhotra
11:30 Plant Cost Estimation Corby Anderson
12:15 End