Key knowledge of pyrometallurgy.


This course teaches about thermal processes used to extract metals from mineral ores from Australian and overseas mines. It covers thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and transport phenomena in pyrometallurgical operations like agglomeration, roasting, smelting, thermal and electrolytic refining.

Course Programme:

(Subject to change & customisation for your requirements)

  1. Introduction
  2. Ore Characteristics & Mineralogy
  3. Leaching principles
  4. Solvent Extraction
  5. Absorption & Precipitation
  6. Electrowinning
  7. Metal Reduction
  8. Gold Examples & Bioprocessing
  9. POX HPAL New Tech
  10. Heap Leaching
  11. Uranium, Bauxite, Zinc Examples

Who Should Attend?

This course are designed to suit anyone seeking a thorough understanding of the mining industry. This includes new employees or those seeking to enter the industry, mid level employees that require additional information, and executives who need an overview of the industry.

Also suited to:

  • Mining personnel
  • Project managers
  • Metallurgists
  • Senior mine staff
  • Plant operating staff
  • Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Training providers
  • Technologists
  • Suppliers to the resource industry
  • Accountants, brokers & investors
  • Administration staff

For a brochure, further information on this course or to register please contact our training department on +61 8 9421 9000 or send an email to

Mine Tailings Course

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