Southern QLD Branch – September Technical Talk – Panel Presentation on Battery Minerals with a Focus on Co, Li and Ni
Join the Southern QLD Branch on Wednesday 25 September for a presentation on a range of both critical and contentious aspects related to a few, but not all, Battery Minerals.
Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Includes: Drinks and nibbles
Registrations are essential
This event is worth 1 AusIMM PD hour.
Join the Southern Queensland Branch on Wednesday 25 September for a presentation on a range of both crucial and contentious aspects related to a few, but not all Battery Minerals.
The topics discussed by the Panel will include:
Graphite – Not all flakes are equal.
Lithium – To brine or not to brine?
Cobalt – If it’s not from the DRC, what are our options?
RPM Global will share insights from around the world along with issues which have potential to impact the short term ramp up of batteries, principally in Electric Vehicles.
However, the principal focus in the discussion is geology and metallurgy. For RGM, geology is about really understanding what you have.
Metallurgy centers on understanding the challenges around extracting the minerals in a form suitable to maximise value and meet market requirements.
About the Speakers:
Bob Dennis – Executive Geologist
Bob has a broad experience in the fields of mineral exploration, feasibility, due diligence, resource audits, geologic reviews, mine geology, mining and metallurgical management and general mine management gathered over 40+ years of industry experience. Graphite experience includes Resource Estimation and CP statements, Due Diligence on Mines and integrated graphite processing and Exploration advice. Graphite Advisory work has been completed in Korea, China, Australia, Africa and Mongolia. Bob managed and was CP for the Independent Expert Report supporting the very successful ASX GraphiteCorp listing in 2015. He inspected the Metals of Africa Balama Prospect in Mozambique as CP for a future Resource estimate and inspected, reviewed and advised another Graphite Project in the region, (Confidential Client). Advised and been CP for a Mongolian graphite Project for Tycoon LLC (a Chinese owned Company). He has reported a NI43-101 Resource as QP for a South Korean graphite Project. Due Diligence on two mining projects, one U/G other open cut the other underground as well as their tied concentrators and downstream facilities in China. These make a range of high tech products such as; high purity nano-balls, thin graphite sheet, graphite gaskets, graphite seals, gland packing materials and nuclear reactor moderator materials. He was CP for Global Geosciences Resource on Rhyolite Ridge lithium project in Nevada and spent 3 years auditing Shalina Resources Ltd (the 6th largest cobalt producer in 2017) operations in the DRC.
Andrew Newell – Executive Consultant Processing
Dr. Newell is a Metallurgical Engineer with over 40 years of experience in a variety of operating, managerial, technical and consulting roles in base and precious metals processing, as well as industrial minerals such as graphite and lithium. Andrew has had exposure to several graphite due diligences and Ni-43-101s studies including the design and management of testwork programs, development of flowsheets and design criteria, selection of equipment, assembling capital and operating costs and reviewing marketing studies. On the lithium front, Andrew has managed a testwork program to extract lithium from a Mongolian tungsten ore, reviewed a number of studies based on hard rock ore sources and undertaken reviews of developing technologies in the treatment of salar brines and micas. In terms of cobalt, Andrew has worked on a number of cobalt projects, including a due diligence and construction monitoring of a copper-cobalt project in the DRC, due diligences of several nickel-cobalt laterite projects and a process review of the recovery of cobalt from pyrite.