10th Heavy Minerals Conference 2016

Date 16 August 2016
- 18 August 2016
Location Sun City, North West, South Africa
Resources HMC 2016 Announcement 120716.pdf
HMC 2016 Registration 120717.pdf
Heavy Minerals Conference 2016 Final Programme.pdf

Introduction

10th
HEAVY MINERALS CONFERENCE
"Expanding the horizon"

16–17 August 2016—Conference | 18 August 2016—Technical Visit
Sun City, South Africa

The series of heavy minerals conferences has traditionally focused on the industries associated with ilmenite, rutile and zircon. There are many other economic minerals which have specific gravities such that they may also be classed as ‘heavy minerals’.

The physical and chemical properties of these other minerals results in them being processed by similar technologies and sharing similar markets to the more traditional heavy minerals. In this conference we continue to examine the mining, processing and usage of the traditional heavy minerals but also ‘expand our horizons’ to include other valuable minerals.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact:
Camielah Jardine
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za 

Conference Objective

Conference Objective

This Conference series was started in 1997 and has run every second year since that date. The Conference alternates between South Africa and other heavy mineral producing countries. It will provide a forum for an exchange of knowledge in all aspects from exploration through processing and product applications.

This is a strictly technical conference and efforts by the organizing committee are aimed at preserving this technical nature. The benefit of this focus is that it allows the operators of businesses within this sector to discuss topics not normally covered in such forums. The focus on heavy minerals includes the more obvious minerals such as ilmenite, rutile and zircon; and in addition also covers other heavy minerals such as garnet, andalucite, sillimanite, and chromite.

Topics

Topics

Papers are invited on any aspect relating to the Conference, and the following categories will be given preference:

Exploration
• Geophysics
• Drilling techniques
• New deposits

Mining and Minerals processing
• Alternative mining methods
• Slime handling systems
• Marine mining
• Digging of hard materials
• Design of digging systems
• Unusual mineralogy

Downstream beneficiation
• QA in manufacture of mineral separators
• Fundamentals of rutile-zircon separation
• High TiO2 slag versus synthetic rutile
• AC or DC for smelting furnaces
• Reaction rates in ilmenite smelters
• Ferrochrome

Product Applications
• Substitution of zircon in ceramics
• Lack of price increase in pigments
• Beneficiation of ultra fine chrome
• Chrome refractories
• Rare earths

Other issues
• Energy costs
• Radiation risk
• Supply of skills
• REACH
• Mine closure

Call for papers

Call for papers

The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:

Camielah Jardine
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za

Key Dates & Publication

Key Dates & Publication

Please note: All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in the Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

18 March 2016           Submission of abstracts
25 March 2016           Acceptance of abstracts
25 April 2016             Submission of papers
16-18 August 2016     Conference
19 August 2016          Technical Visit

Registration

Registration

Registration Fees - All prices are inclusive of VAT

              Early Bird
Registration
            before 23 June 2016          
     Registration
Fees
         after 23 June 2016       
Author R5 999 - 00 R5 999 - 00
SAIMM Members    R7 300 - 00 R8 300 -00
Non-SAIMM Members      R7 900 - 00 R8 800 - 00
Students R3 500 - 00 R3 500 - 00
Retired Members R3 500 - 00 R3 500 - 00
One Day Registration R4 500 - 00 R4 500 - 00
     

 

Download the Registration form here: Registration Form

Please note:
- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2017, for attending this
  event
- Registration fee does not include accommodation
- Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
- Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Technical Visit

Technical Visit 

Venue:                    Tharisa - Voyager Plant, milling, spirals and flotation
Date:                      18 August 2016
Maximum number:   20 Delegates

Programme:
· Depart from Sun City to Tharisa
· Welcome and Presentation (45 Minutes)
· Plant Visit (1 Hour)
· Lunch
· Return to Sun City

PPE Requirements
· Hard hat
· Eye protection (safety glasses)
· Hearing protection
· Reflective vest
· Safety shoes (steel toe caps)

Accommodation

Accommodation

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Pilanesberg, one of South Africa’s most scenic locations, Sun City is a world unto itself and has earned its reputation as Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure.

Finally re-discovered and now part of Sun City, the Lost City and the Valley of Waves, fabled to be the Ruins of a glorious ancient civilisation, celebrate and bring to life the legends of this mystical city. The Lost City is internationally applauded for its wonderfully imaginative theme and exquisite landscaping whilst the fantastic Valley of Waves is one of the world’s most exciting waterparks

For more information on accommodation visit:

Cabanas

https://reservations.suninternational.com/?Hotel=SUNCITY,SC02&INVENTORY=TSAIMM1402&ARRIVE=2016/08/15&DEPART=2016/08/17

 

Main Hotel

https://reservations.suninternational.com/?Hotel=SUNCITY,SC01&INVENTORY=TSAIMM1401&ARRIVE=2016/08/15&DEPART=2016/08/18

 

Cascades

https://reservations.suninternational.com/?Hotel=SUNCITY,SC03&INVENTORY=TSAIMM1403&ARRIVE=2016/08/14&DEPART=2016/08/18

 

Travel Information

Travel Information

You now have the option to fly directly from Cape Town International Airport or OR Tambo International Airport to Pilanesberg Airport, conveniently located 10 km outside Sun City.

As of 16 March 2015 SA Express will be scheduling return flights in and out of Pilanesberg Airport, thanks to a contract granted by the North West Safety and Transport Department. The first commercial flight to Sun City was on Friday 27 March.

This means that it's now easier than ever (whether you're in Cape Town or Joburg) to take a trip to Sun City to indulge in the resort's numerous leisure activities, gaming and sporting attractions.

Flight Schedules

Destination Departure Arrival Days
JHB - Pilanesberg 12h30 13h05 Mon, Fri
Pilanesberg - JHB 13h40 14h15 Mon, Fri
Pilanesberg - CT 12h40 15h00 Mon, Fri
CT - Pilanesberg 10h10 12h20 Mon, Fri


Flight prices include shuttle services between Pilanesberg Airport and Sun City. To book your flights online, visit the SA Express website.

Prices are subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

Contact

Contact

Camielah Jardine
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za