Extraction 2018

August 26–29, 2018 • Ottawa, Canada

Organized by the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM); the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME); and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).

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Don’t miss Extraction 2018—a new opportunity to gather with your colleagues in the global extractive metallurgy community. This conference will serve as the host for several important recurring symposia in the field, while also offering new programming tracks, an exploration of marketplace and business issues, a slate of social and networking events, and an industrial exhibition.
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Technical Program

Extraction 2018 will convene the global extractive metallurgy community to discuss and share new insights on the following technical symposia:
  • Hydrometallurgy 2018: a recurrent symposium organized by MetSoc, SME and TMS held every five years. Hydrometallurgy 2018 provides a forum for the dissemination of research related to hydrometallurgical extraction and purification.
    Organizing Committee Includes:
    Michael Free, University of Utah, USA, Chair
  • Ritcey Symposium: a symposium honoring Gordon M. Ritcey, organized by MetSoc and housed within Hydrometallurgy 2018.
    Organizing Committee Includes:
    Jeff Adams, Hatch, Canada, Chair
    Ron Molnar, MetNetH2O Inc., Canada
  • Critical Materials Production: a new symposium under development by MetSoc.
    Organizing Committee Includes:
    Niels Verbaan, SGS Minerals Services, Canada
  • Advances in Sulfide Smelting: a recurrent symposium of the TMS Extraction & Processing Division that encompasses advancements in all aspects of smelting technology, including the basic principles, technology, and current operating practice.
    Organizing Committee Includes:
    Gerardo Alvear, Aurubis, Germany, Chair
    Mark Schlesinger, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Pyrometallurgical Processing of Oxides
    Organizing Committee Includes:
    Graeme Goodall, Extractive Metallurgy at XPS, Canada, Chair
  • Sulfide Flotation: Organized by SME, this symposium will focus on a variety of aspects impacting the flotation of base and precious metals such as Cu, Pb, Zn, Mo, PGM, Au, and Ag. It will emphasize practical applications; each session being a forum for metallurgists, scientists and operators to come together to address challenges facing the industry.
    Organizing Committee Includes:
    Tarun Bhambhani, Solvay, USA
    Ronel Kappes, Newmont USA Ltd., USA
  • Extractive Metallurgy Markets and Economics: a new symposium under development by MetSoc, SME, and TMS. The goal of this program is to enlighten metallurgical researchers on the main economic drivers in the markets, to inform operating companies about world commodity trends in the next five years, and to make financial people aware of technology and environmental issues.
    Organizing Committee Includes:
    Luisa Moreno, Tahuti Global, Canada, Chair
    Boyd Davis, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc., Canada, Co-Chair
Check back regularly for updates and additions to the technical program.

Lead Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs:
MetSoc: Boyd Davis, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc., Canada
SME: Michael Moats, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
TMS: Shijie Wang, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper Corp., USA
Organizing Societies:
Extraction 2018 is jointly organized by The Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).