Minerals and Metals from Mine to Market, Trinity Hall – 15/16 December 2015
The “Minerals and Metals from Mine to Market” conference held at Trinity Hall, Cambridge over December 15 -16, dedicated to Professor Derek Fray was organised by the conference section of IOM3 under the direction of the event Chair, Dr R Vasant Kumar, Trinity Hall personnel and other members of the MP&EM Board.
The Conference was fully subscribed and attended by over 70 delegates from all over the world. Sponsorship was provided by SGS Mineral Services UK Ltd and Zeiss Optical. There were 38 papers of outstanding quality presented by leaders in the field and 10 poster displays, refer to the Conference programme at Mine to Market.
The event was opened and closed by Tony Francis, MP&EM Board Chair. The Conference dinner speeches included an address by Tim Sambrook of SGS, appreciations of the work of Professor Fray and his response. It is intended to publish selected papers in a future edition of the Minerals Processing & Extractive Metallurgy, Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C, (which can be downloaded free by IOM3 members), and in the International Journal of Minerals Processing.
The Conference will be covered by the next MP&EM newsletter and in the February 2016 edition of Materials World.
The Conference continues the impetus from Geometallurgy2014 and is part of the strategy to establish the Board as a successful organiser of high quality technical events. It is planned to arrange a conference in 2016 at 297 Euston Road, the new IOM3 London premises, to provide a forum for the disciplines covered by Minerals Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. The Board intends to organise a second Geometallurgy Conference in 2017 following on from the success of Geometallurgy2014.