Courses & Units

Geometallurgy KEA711


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.


Unit name Geometallurgy
Unit code KEA711
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences

Teaching staff

Dr A Parbhakar-Fox, Dr R Berry, Prof. D Bradshaw.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
2 010703

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Teaching Pattern

2 week short course (approx. 88 contact hours).


Quizzes & practical work (30%), Seminar presentation (30%) and Project report (40%)

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