Professional Development

Minerals professionals need to learn with experience – it is too expensive to learn from experience. We can provide mentoring in a wide range of skills based on our decades of experience in technical analysis, operations management, project evaluation, commercial support, innovation and marketing.

A selection of our scheduled courses is listed here, or contact us at so we can tailor a program to suit your specific needs.

Mineral Processing Professional Series

A fast-track to mineral processing excellence. Specialist courses in mineral processing, mineralogy and data analysis equip professionals with knowledge of industry best practice and the skills to manage, analyse and optimise operations. Understanding downstream processing, markets and concentrate contracts will maximise returns. We translate knowledge into practice by extensive use of case studies and real data. 

Mineral Processing Professional Series Courses

  • Mineral processing unit operations (comminution, flotation, dewatering etc.)
  • Getting the most from your process data
  • Getting the most from your existing equipment
  • Practical mineralogy – seeing the forest from the trees
  • Plant sampling, survey design and analysis
  • Flotation performance analysis by size and liberation
  • Chemistry – the key to sulphide flotation
  • Performance monitoring and basic control for mineral processing
  • Financial evaluation of projects
  • The effective engineer – listening and communicating in organisations. 
  • Downstream processing and concentrate contracts – how to increase sales value.  
  • Innovation – understanding the drivers, assembling the components, avoiding the dangers. 

Mineral Processing Executive Series

The executive series provides mineral processing insights and resources for professionals working in associated fields.

Mineral Processing Executive Series Courses

  • Metallurgy for non-metallurgists
  • Mine to mill
  • Integration from mine to mill to smelter
  • Extractive metallurgy for mineral processors
  • Ten things geologists need to know about mineral processing
  • Ten things mining engineers need to know about mineral processing
  • Metallurgical test-work programs

Expert Workshop Series

Mineralis can provide a panel of experienced specialists to facilitate workshops on critical issues in mineral processing productivity. Choose one of the suggested topics below, or contact us to discuss your special interest.

  • Knowing concentrate marketing and markets to maximize sales returns. 
  • Designing test-work programs for greenfields and brownfields projects
  • Benchmarking – where do you sit on the cost/performance/efficiency curve? How can you move to a better position with your existing equipment? 
  • Designing KPIs and systems to encourage and sustain better performance
  • Mineral processing innovation – the essential elements and how to cross the “valley of death”
  • Technology development, commercialisation and marketing.