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Julie Hunt

University Associate

Off-Campus

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Research Fields

  • Exploration Geochemistry (040201)
  • Geology (040399)
  • Earth Sciences (049999)
  • Mineral Processing/Beneficiation (091404)
  • Basin Analysis (040301)
  • Ore Deposit Petrology (040307)
  • Metals and Alloy Materials (091207)

Research Impact

  • Mining Land and Water Management (960908)
  • Mining and Extraction of Copper Ores (840202)
  • Copper Ore Exploration (840102)
  • Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources (850299)
  • Alumina Production (840301)
  • Mining and Extraction of Aluminium Ores (840201)
  • Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources (840299)
  • First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals (840399)
  • Mining and Extraction of Precious (Noble) Metal Ores (840205)
  • Aluminium Ore Exploration (840101)

Publications

Total publications

6

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Hunt J, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox A, Van Veen E, Goemann K, 'Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks from the Iberian Pyrite Belt', Minerals Engineering, 87 pp. 45-53. ISSN 0892-6875 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.12.002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Goemann K

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2014Hunt J, Berry R, Bradshaw D, Triffett B, Walters S, 'Development of recovery domains: examples from the Prominent Hill IOCG deposit, Australia', Minerals Engineering, 64 pp. 7-14. ISSN 0892-6875 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2014.03.014 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Berry R

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2011Hunt J, Berry R, Bradshaw D, 'Characterising chalcopyrite liberation and flotation potential: examples from an IOCG deposit', Minerals Engineering: An International Journal Devoted to Innovation and Developments in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, 24, (12) pp. 1271-1276. ISSN 0892-6875 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2011.04.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Berry R

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Berry R, Hunt J, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) from calculated mineralogy', Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference, 21-24 April 2015, Santiago, Chile, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-956-9393-28-0 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Berry R; Parbhakar-Fox A; Lottermoser B

2015Hunt J, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox A, van Veen E, 'Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks, Angostura copper mine, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Spain', Precious Metals 15 Programme, 11-12 May, Falmouth, United Kingdom (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lottermoser BG; Parbhakar-Fox A

2013Hunt J, Kojovic T, Berry R, 'Estimating comminution indices from ore mineralogy, chemistry and drill core logging', Proceedings of The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013, 30 September-2 October 2013, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 173-176. ISBN 9781921522970 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Berry R

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$283,641

Projects

Ore Characterisation at the Productora deposit, Chile (2014 - 2016)$122,660
Description
The Productura deposit is a pre-feasibility IOCG-style breccia hosted Cu-Au-Mo deposit located in Chile. The aims of this PhD project are to investigate relationships between alteration patterns and ore textures at the Productora deposit, particularly in the transitional ore zone, which may impact on liberation behaviour and flotation response. It will develop quantitative and predictive geometallurgical models through characterisation of the ore(s) and altered rocks at Productora in order to facilitate modelling and prediction of processing behaviour. The emphasis will be on understanding mineralogical and geochemical zonation patterns and their relationship with geometallurgical characteristics of the ores, including mineral texture and physical properties related to processing behaviour. Research techniques will include drill core logging and high resolution imaging, automated optical microscopy, mineral liberation analysis (MLA), LA-ICPMS analysis and ore genesis/geochemical techniques as required.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($29,658); Hot Chili Ltd ($90,502); The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Education Endowment Fund ($2,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooke DR; Hunt JA; Berry RF
Period
2014 - 2016
Sensor based sorting technologies for waste dumps and stockpiles associated with bulk mining (2014)$60,981
Description
This project seeks to understand the opportunities and implications of adapting sensing technologies for improved mineralised waste characterisation and management in the context of integrated Grade Engineering. This could include direct detection of deleterious components such as acid rock drainage, or detection of sub-parcels of higher grade material which could be re-assigned to processing. Research deliverables will be an assessment of opportunity for future application of emerging sensing and sorting technologies in the context of Waste Engineering, involving collaboration between CSIRO and CRC ORE research and industry participants. This will take the form of a final report and workshop with recommendations.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($60,981)
Scheme
Grant-Flagship Project [Solicited]
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hunt JA
Year
2014
Geometallurgy Education Modules (2012)$100,000
Funding
CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction ($100,000)
Scheme
Grant-Co-operative Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hunt JA
Year
2012

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDevelop quantitative and predictive geometallurgical models through characterisation of the ore(s) and altered rocks at the Productora IOCG deposit, Chile, in order to facilitate modelling and prediction of processing behaviour2013
PhDThe Application of Geometallurgy for Predictive Recovery Analysis Using Advanced Geological, Geochemical and Alteration Modeling2014

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersGeometallurgical Mapping and Mine Modelling - Comminution Studies: La Colosa Case Study, AMIRA P843A
Candidate: Paula Andrea Montoya Lopera
2014
MastersGold Deportment and Geometallurgical Recovery Model for the La Colosa, Porphyry Gold Deposit, Columbia
Candidate: Stacey Leichliter
2013
PhDThe Mineralogical and Textural Characteristics of Copper-gold Deposits Linked to Mineral Processing Attributes
Candidate: Natalee Kate Bonnici
2012