Practical Mineral Processing and Extraction

April 15th-16th, 2019
Montreal, QC, Canada

Registration Fee: $1100                                           Register Now

Course Detail

Practical Mineral Processing and Extraction Workshop provide a concise and thorough overview of extractive metallurgy as it is applied in industry today. It provides an overview of the processing and extraction challenges and provides answers to these challenges.
The primary objective of this workshop is to discuss current techniques and future trends in the area of mineral processing and metal extraction. This is an important and growing area, yet there are few practical and up-to-date workshops that devoted to this purpose.

This workshop not only discusses the different techniques available for mineral processing and metal extraction, but it also provides attendees sound information on plant optimisation and cost reduction.


Dr Hossein Aminian is President and Senior Consultant at FiMatCon (Metallurgical Consulting Company Ottawa Canada. He is a member of Materials Section Committee of Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy. He Holds a PhD degree in metallurgical Engineering specialized in hydrometallurgy and electrometallurgy and an MSc in Mineral processing. He is also an adjunct professor at Laval University Canada. Dr. Aminian is a well-known expert in extractive metallurgy. He has more than 22 years of experience in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy; materials process development, data acquisition, plant optimisation, modeling, nano materials and research and development. Not only he has worked with a number of companies, he has also collaborated with a number of universities including niversity of Alberta and Laval University. During his involvement with industry Dr. Aminian has developed a number of breakthrough processes for metal extraction and processing and in particular for copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, silver, platinum, zinc, iron and many oxides and hydroxides. His works have been published in a number of patents, records of invention and papers. He has a mixed industrial and consulting experience at various Canadian and international organizations.

General Information

How to Register

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The full fee for the two day program is CAD 1,100 + 13% tax. The fee covers tuition, certificate of attendance, sandwich lunches and Coffee breaks. The fee does not cover accommodation.

Workshop registrations will not be confirmed until the completed form and the correct payment is received .


A 25% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made up to three weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations thereafter will be liable to the loss of the full fee. Notice of cancellation must be given in writing.

EduInsght reserves the right to cancel the workshop/training/course at short notice. We will do our best to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations for the cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation reservations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full.

EduInsght also reserves the right to postpone or make changes to the content of a course as may be necessary.


The workshop will be held in Montreal, Canada, Detailed venue information will be sent to all participants 14 days  prior to the commencement of the course.

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Day 1, from 8:30am to 5:00pm

08:30 – 08:45


08:45 – 09:00

Welcome and introduction

09:00 – 10:30

Ore analysis, Handling and Preparation

  • Ore analysis and properties
  • Ore handling
  • Particle Size Analysis
10:30 – 10:45

Break with refreshments

10:45 – 12:30

Ore analysis, Handling and PreparationComminution

  • Comminution
  • Crushers and  Equipment
  • Grinding  and Equipment
  • Energy Cost and Energy Minimization in Grinding
  • Screening and Calcification
12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Physical and Chemical Separation

  • Gravity concentration
  • Magnetic separation
15:00 – 15:15

Break with refreshments

15:15 – 17:00

Physical and Chemical Separation

Dewatering and disposal Froth Flotation
  •  Flotation vs. other separation methods
  • Flotation parameters 
  • Flotation equipment and circuits 
  • Examples

Day 2: 5 June 2018, from 9:00am to 5:00pm

09:00 – 10:30

Hydrometallurgy Opertaions

    • Leaching methods
    • Purification methods
    •  Examples
10:30 – 10:45

Break with refreshments

10:45 – 12:30

Hydrometallurgy Opertaions

  • Precipitation methods
  • Bio-hydrometallurgy
  • Hydrometallurgy and nano materials   

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Plant Optimisation and Control

  • Optimisation principals
  • Data acquisition 
  • Mass balance
15:00 – 15:15

Break with refreshments

15:15 – 16:45

Plant Optimisation and Control

  • Modeling
  • Control strategies
  • Examples
16:45 – 17:15

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