Short Courses
Oct 2-5, 2011, Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
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COM 2011 will be preceded by a series of short courses that will be given by experts in their fields on Sat., Oct 1 and Sun. Oct 2. Interested parties can register for the short courses only without being a conference delegate. We offer:

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  Saturday, October 1 Sunday, October 2

World Gold
Gold Processing-SOLD OUT
($800 Delegate, $400 Student)
Ore Reserves (CANCELLED)
($400 Delegate, $200 Student)
($40 Delegate, $20 Student)

Light Metals
    Aluminum Production
($200 Delegate, $100 Student)
    Aluminium Transformation (SOLD OUT)
($200 Delegate, $100 Student)


Mine Wastes and Water
($400 Delegate, $200 Student)

Asset Integrity Management

    Asset Integrity Management (CANCELLED)
($400 Delegate, $200 Student)

WORLD GOLD Gold 2011 Short Courses

Three (3) gold courses offered:

Gold Processing Course - SOLD OUT
Main Organizer: Guy Deschênes | CANMET-MMSL (Canada)
When: Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd (morning)
Where: Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Cost: Delegates $800, Students $400. Includes hard copy course notes, lunch, and refreshments

This 1.5-day course will provide attendees with a refresher course on current unit operations in the gold processing flowsheet plus an update on emerging technologies and their likely integration into existing and proposed gold plants. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their plant practices and problems. Speakers will also cover sustainability, environmental issues such as cyanide usage, waste management and energy conservation.

Saturday, October 1st
08:30 – 09:30 Mineralogy of gold: Joe Zhou | Consultant (Canada)
09:30 – 10:30 Comminution: Rob McIvor | Metcom Technologies LLC (USA)
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Flotation: Rob Dunne | Newmont Gold (USA)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Gravity separation and recovery: Sandy Gray | Gekko Systems (Australia)
14:00 – 14:45 Cyanidation I: Guy Deschênes | CANMET-MMSL (Canada)
14:45 – 15:30 Cyanidation II: Guy Deschênes | CANMET-MMSL (Canada)
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 CIP/RIP, elution and gold recovery: Bill Staunton | Parker Centre (Australia)

Sunday, October 2nd
08:30 – 09:30 Non-cyanide lixiviants: Mark Aylmore | Bateman Engineering (Australia)
09:30 – 10:30 Pressure leaching, bio-oxidation and roasting: Sevket Acar | Newmont Gold (USA)
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:30 Effluents treatment: Leon Lorenzen | Snowden (Australia)
11:30 – 12:20 International Cyanide Management Code: Jim Alto | Barrick Gold (USA)

Strategic Risk Management in Ore Reserves and Mine Planning Optimization

Main Organizer: Roussos Dimitrakopoulos | McGill University (Canada)
When: Sunday October 2nd

Workshop on the International Cyanide Management Code

Main Organizer: Yeonuk Choi | Barrick Gold (Canada)
When: Sunday October 2nd (13:00 – 17:00)
Where: Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Cost: Delegates $40, Students $20

The Cyanide Code is an important global initiative to improve the gold industry’s collective environmental and safety performance in its management of cyanide and in doing so, enhance its credibility with the public and key stakeholder groups. Paul Bateman, President of the International Cyanide Management Institute, the organization that administers the Code program and his colleague, Norm Greenwald, the Institute’s Vice President will brief the workshop.

LIGHT METALS Short Courses

The two light metals short courses are:

Aluminum Production (SOLD OUT)
Main Organizer: Mario Fafard | Université Laval (Canada)
When: Sunday October 2nd
Where: Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Cost: Delegates $200, Students $100. Includes hard copy course notes, lunch, and refreshments

Sunday, October 2nd
08:00 – 09:00 Introduction to the Hall-Héroult Process: Daniel Larouche | Université Laval (Canada)
09:00 – 10:00 Anode materials and fabrication processes: Morten Sørlie | Alcoa Norway ANS (Norway)
10:00 – 11:00 Dynamics of the bubble layer under the anodes: László I. Kiss | Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada)
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Multivariate analysis and its application to an aluminum smelter: Carl Duchesne | Université Laval (Canada)
12:15 – 13:15 Advanced modelling of the Hall-Héroult Cell: Marc Dupuis | GeniSim Inc. \ (Canada)
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

Aluminum Transformation
Main Organizer: Myriam Brochu | École polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
When: Sunday October 2nd
Where: Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Cost: Delegates $200, Students $100. Includes hard copy course notes, lunch, and refreshments

Sunday, October 2nd
13:30 – 14:15 Aluminum casting: : Franco Chiesa, Centre de Métallurgie du Québec (Canada)
14:15 – 15:15 Fatigue of aluminum alloys: Myriam Brochu | École polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30 Welding of aluminum: Patrick Gougeon | ATC-NRC (Canada)
16:30 – 17:30 Design for aluminum: Alain Desrochers | Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)

Environmental Short Course:

Mine Wastes and Water
Main Organizer: Janice Zinck | CANMET (Canada)
When: Sunday October 2nd
Where: Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Cost: Delegates $400, Students $200. Includes hard copy course notes, lunch, and refreshments

This one-day course will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the fundamental processes that can be used to inhibit sulphide oxidation generated from tailings and waste rock. The course presents ongoing research results and will highlight future research directions. An ecological engineering approach is applied to mine waste management areas promoting the natural cleansing capacity of aquatic systems in tailings ponds, open pits and mining wastes to improve water quality. Bio-mineralization processes resulting in the removal or organic and inorganic contaminants from the water are a main focus.

Sunday, October 2nd
09:00 – 10:00 The Ecology of Mine Wastes
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Microbes and their Habitats – the Biofilm
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 AMD Contaminated Lakes and Sediments
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Waste Rock, Coarse Coal Wastes & Tailings
16:00 – 17:00 Final Overview

Margarete Kalin | Boojum Research Inc. (Canada)

Margarete Kalin is the president and founder of Boojum Research Inc., a small, Toronto-based firm which develops and implements ecologically-based, self-sustaining decommissioning systems for mine waste management areas. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Ryerson, Windsor and Queen’s and has presented more than a hundred scientific papers, book chapters and reports on aspects of her research. She is the recipient of the Noranda Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Land Reclamation, the Teck-Cominco Environmental Award and was a CIM Distinguished Lecturer in 2005-06. She is a Qualified Environmental Professional with the Institute of Environmental Practice and Senior Ecologist with the American Ecological Society .

Other Short Course:

Asset Integrity Management Short Course (CANCELLED)
Main Organizer: Marie-Paule Barreto | BPR-Bechtel (Canada)
When: Sunday October 2nd

For more information contact: Peter Lind, Short Course Chair, Barrick Gold Corporation,