Offered every second year
Geometallurgy involves a quantified and comprehensive approach to ore characterization in terms of critical processing attributes. These include blasting, crushing, grinding, liberation, recovery and environmental management. Key outcomes of improved geometallurgical knowledge are improved forecasting, reduced technical risk, enhanced economic optimization of mineral production, and improved sustainability. This unit introduces a range of techniques to improve the information that geologists produce in the mine environment that are relevant to mining engineers and metallurgists. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance communication between mining engineers, metallurgists and geologists in a mining environment.
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox
Dr Nathan Fox, Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre and Dr Ron Berry
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2019: $2,339.00||2019: $4,400.00||010703|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
2 week short course (approx. 88 contact hours).
Quizzes & practical work (30%), Seminar presentation (30%) and Project report (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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