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Beneficiation of Rare Earth Elements Minerals from Mining Tailings as an Analogue of Complex Low Grade Ores

Date Wed 17 February 2021, 10:00
- Wed 17 February 2021, 11:00

Topic: Beneficiation of Rare Earth Elements Minerals from Mining Tailings as an Analogue of Complex Low Grade Ores

29 October 2020 @ 10:00am
Fee: R100
Free registration for students and retired SAIMM members

George BlanksonPresenter: George Blankson Abaka-Wood (PhD)

Dr. George Blankson Abaka-Wood is a research associate and Process Metallurgist at the Future Industries Institute of the University of South Australia. He holds BSc. Mineral Engineering and PhD (Minerals and Resources Engineering) degrees from the University of Mines and Technology (Ghana) and University of South Australia, respectively.

He is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). George also has over 7 years professional experience as a Metallurgist/Mineral Processing Engineer and has worked with Gold Fields Ghana Limited (Tarkwa, Ghana), Process Innovation (Tarkwa, Ghana) and Heathgate Resources Pty. Ltd.–Uranium Mine (Adelaide, Australia).

Since 2015, he has demonstrated highly specialized skills and expertise in research and innovative metallurgical studies geared towards the recovery of critical minerals such as rare earth elements (REE) that occur in complex deposits.

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