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Monday 13th March

9.00 Opening Remarks
B.A. Wills (UK)

9.15 Technical Session 1 - Gravity Concentrators and Performance

9.15 A fresh look at how recent advances in mineralogical techniques can help improve grade and recovery
A.R. Butcher, E. Webber and A. Benedictus (Intellection Pty Ltd, Australia)

9.45 Dynamic simulation of wet plant circuits for the establishment of operating control philosophies and equipment optimisation
D. MacHunter (Roche Mining (MT), Australia)

10.15 Coffee

11.15 Enhanced separation of mineral sands in the reflux classifier using a high shear rate
J. Zhou, K. Walton, P. Duncan, K.P. Galvin (University of Newcastle, Australia)

11.45 Investigation of Iranian gilsonite processing by gravity
M. Irannajad (Amirkabir University, Iran), A. Mirhabibi (Iran University), A.Bahrami (Urmia University, Iran) and A. Khodarahmi (Iranian Insitute of Mineral Research)

12.15 Pneumatic dry jigging: a new scheme for solid waste separation
O.F. Nwafor and N.J. Miles (University of Nottingham, UK)

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Vanadium processing from Iranian titanomagnetite resources by physical methods
M. Irannajad, A. Mehdilo and S. Ghaffari (Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran)

14.30 The effect of distributor configuration on the hydrodynamics of a Teetered Bed Separator (TBS) for fine coal recovery
L. Maharaj, J. Pocock and B.K. Loveday (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

15.00 Use of the InLine pressure jig in diamond applications
R. Heins (Gekko Systems, South Africa), D. Davidson (Namdeb, Namibia) and H. van der Walt (De Beers Metallurgy, South Africa)

15.30 Falcon UF and C series centrifuges - new applications and results
M. Van Kleek (Falcon Concentrators Inc., Canada)

16.00 Coffee

19.00 Gala Dinner Pre-drinks

Tuesday 14th March

9.00 Technical Session 2 - Gravity Concentration in Gold Operations

9.00 Maximizing gravity recovery through the application of multiple gravity devices
J.A. Abols and P.M Grady (Gekko Systems, Canada)

9.30 The link between gravity and overall gold recovery in flotation circuits
M. Fullam (Knelson Gravity Solutions, Canada)

10.00 Gravity flotation intensive leach as an alternative to whole ore leaching
N. Grigg (Gekko Systems, Australia)

10.30 Coffee

11.15 Gold recovery of from Mastra gold ore by Falcon Centrifugal Concentrator
O. Celep, I. Alp, H. Deveci and T. Yilmaz (Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey)

11.45 Gravity leaching with the ConSep ACACIA predicting recovery benefits
B. Watson, A. King and D. Wren (ConSep Pty Ltd, Australia)

12.15 Lunch



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