This 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 result in them being processed by similar technologies and sharing similar markets with the more traditional heavy minerals. In this conference we focus on optimization of mining, processing, and recovery.
This series of conferences was started in 1997 and has run since that date. The Conference alternates between South Africa and other heavy mineral producing countries. It provides a forum for an exchange of knowledge in all aspects of heavy minerals, from exploration through processing and product applications.
This is a strictly technical conference, and efforts by the Organizing Committee are aimed at preserving its 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 also other heavy minerals such as garnet, andalusite, and sillimanite.
Papers are invited on any aspect relating to the Conference, and the following categories will be given preference:
Mining and Minerals processing
Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English, and to indicate the topic under which the paper should be categorised. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Yolanda Ndimande Conference Co-ordinator,
‘Heavy Minerals Conference’
SAIMM, P.O. Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107
Tel: 27 (11) 834-1273/7
Facsimile 27 (11) 838-5923 or
23 February 2019 Submission of abstracts
1 March 2019 Acceptance of abstracts
30 April 2019 Submission of papers
5–6 August 2019 Conference
7 August 2019 Technical Visit
Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7
Fax: +27 11 833-8156 or +27 11 838-5923 ·