• Events coming up
  • Gold Plant Operators Course 2017
  • Annual Assembly 2017
  • Annual Assembly 2016

Events coming up

There are a host of mining related events coming up. Here is a list of events that CRC ORE is involved with either as an organiser, in a presenting capacity or supporting as a sponsor.

23 August 2017 Santiago, Chile   GEOMIN17: 5th International Seminar on Mine planning
7 September 2017 Online CRC ORE Implementation Council (webinar)
20-22 September 2017 Hobart 10th International Mining Geology Conference 2017
10-11 September 2017  Stockholm, Sweden  EFEE World Conference on Explosives
16-18 October 2017 Gold Coast AusIMM Underground Operators' Conference 2017
20 October 2017 Kalgoorlie MetFest 2017
30 Oct – 2 Nov 2017     Melbourne     IMARC International Mining and Resources Conference 2017
21 November 2017 Brisbane CRC ORE Annual Assembly 2017
22 November 2017 Brisbane CRC ORE Implementation Council (face to face)

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WASM logoGold Plant Operators Course 2017

Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) and CRC ORE are pleased to announce the special two-day “Gold Plant Operators Course” on the extraction and recovery of gold will be available 17-18 October 2017.

The course cost is $990.00 GST inclusive. Courses will be scheduled around Australia, based on demand. The online registration form below can be used to show request a course in a location near you.


Gold Plant Operators Course
17-18 October 2017

Proposed location:
Western Australian School of Mines
Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering
95 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie WA


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The Gold Plant Operators Course covers geology, crushing, grinding, cyanide leaching, carbon-in-pulp/leach, flotation, gravity separation, treatment of refractory ores, environmental aspects, new developments in process technology and other topics.

It is particularly useful for people who require a better understanding of the gold extraction process to assist them in practical applications. It attracts a broad spectrum of attendees, from mine managers and mill superintendents, plant foreman and senior operators through to geologists, equipment manufacturers, police units and investment advisers, consultants and others.

Developed by the team at the WA School of Mines and supported by CRC ORE, this course has been run more than 50 times in locations across Australia since it its inception in 1987.

The course runs for approximately ten hours each day
and consists of lectures and discussion.

Day 1

  • 8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:40 – 11:30 am Geology and Mineralogy
  • 11.40 – 1:00 pm Crushing, Milling
  • 1.00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH (provided)
  • 1.30 - 4.00 pm Gravity Separation, Flotation
  • 4:10 – 5:10 pm Sampling & Assay
  • 5:10 pm – onwards Grade Engineering Introduction andCase Studies

Day 2

  • 8.30 – 10:30 am Chemistry
  • 10:40 – 11:00 am Flowsheets, CIP, Roasting
  • 1.00 - 1.30 pm LUNCH (provided)
  • 1.30 – 3.00 pm Refractory Ores, New Technology
  • 3:10 – 5:00 pm Environmental Issues
  • 5.00 pm - onwards Further Discussions & Certificate Presentations


Course materials, morning and afternoon teas and lunch provided

$990.00 GST inclusive


The course’s qualified presenters are all experienced in their particular fields. A good balance between theory and practical experience is maintained. The presenters will be drawn from the following:

  • Adjunct Professor Jeff Vaughan BSc(Hon), PhD(UNE), MAusIMM
    Former Academic Head of the Mining Geology Programme at the WA School of Mines. Consultant on process mineralogy.
  • Dr Denis Yan MSc, PhD(NSW), MAIME, MAusIMM
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Western Australian School of Mines.
  • Dr Richard Browner BSc(Hon), PhD(WA)
    Associate Professor in hydrometallurgy and metallurgical chemistry at the WA School of Mines. Consultant on gold hydrometallurgy.
  • Professor Steve Hall PhD
    Professor/ Executive Director MEA. Former Director Western Australian School of Mines.
  • Dr Laurence Dyer PhD
    Teaching and Research lecturer, refractory ores. Western Australian School of Mines.
  • Dr Bogale Tadesse
    Teaching and Research Lecturer, mineralogy, Western Australian School of Mines.
  • Dr Boris Albigenic
    Teaching and Research Lecturer, flotation. Western Australian School of Mines.
  • Dr Luke Keeney
    Mining technical specialist with experience in global integrated mining. General Manager – Implementation, CRC ORE.

EARTH BLOCK Annual Assembly 2017 stay tunedAnnual Assembly 2017

CRC ORE Annual Assembly 2017 - DATE CLAIMER
21 November 2017
Customs House, Brisbane

Stay tuned for more information on this year's showcase event.


EARTH BLOCK Annual Assembly 2016Annual Assembly 2016

CRC ORE Annual Assembly 2016
30 November 2016
Curtin University, Perth

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