Gold Processing for Non-Metallurgists is a 1-day course designed to provide non-metallurgists with an introduction to the modern approach to gold processing/extraction. It will provide insight into the metallurgical steps involved in gold processing and the economic and technical factors that need to be considered when designing and operating a gold processing plant.

Participants will obtain an understanding of the critical steps in typical flowsheets, including the technical and economic drivers that determine plant design. Geologists, mining engineers, environmental scientists, finance, purchasing, and human resources staff will find this course useful and interesting.

Topics covered will include:

  • Background to Gold Processing (including history of gold processing, exploration, mining and the project life cycle)
  • Crushing and Grinding – the critical first steps
  • Recovering Gold by Gravity – the simplest option
  • Refractory Gold – processing difficult ores
  • Leaching Gold with Cyanide
  • Recovering Gold from Solution – Merrill-Crowe and Carbon in Pulp
  • Smelting and Refining Gold –  making the final product
  • Disposal of Gold Mine Tailings

When and where


P420G Sponsors:Free (must register)
Other Amira Members:$800 (+GST)
AusIMM Members:$800 (+GST)
(must quote AusIMM membership number)
All other
(i.e. not members of Amira or the AusIMM)
$1,100 (+GST)

Please contact Sara Sulway, GM Member Engagement to confirm if your organisation is an Amira Member or sponsors the P420G project.

Amira is proud to support this upcoming course on Gold Processing led by Dr Teresa McGrath, Bill Staunton, Erica Avelar, Karen Barbetti and Eleanor Drake from the Gold Processing Group at Curtin University.