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Researcher: Hunt, JA (Dr Julie Hunt)

Fields of Research

Resource geoscience
Mineral processing/beneficiation
Exploration geochemistry
Other earth sciences
Marine geoscience
Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Mineralogy and crystallography
Inorganic geochemistry
Metals and alloy materials
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Professional education and training

Research Objectives

Mining and extraction of copper ores
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Copper ore exploration
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Mining and extraction of precious (noble) metal ores
Aluminium ore exploration
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
First stage treatment of minerals
Mining and extraction of energy resources
Alumina production
Mining and extraction of aluminium ores
Titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ore (e.g. monazite) exploration
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Energy efficiency
Management of solid waste from mineral resource activities
Mineral exploration
Professional development and adult education
Concentrating processes of base metal ores (excl. aluminium and iron ores)
Zinc ore exploration

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A special issue dedicated to geometallurgy: Preface; Economic Geology
Characterising chalcopyrite liberation and flotation potential: examples from an IOCG deposit; Minerals Engineering: An International Journal Devoted to Innovation and Developments in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
Characterising liberation and flotation potential using image analysis, simulated fragmentation and small-scale flotation; 1st Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet 2011)
Communicating and integrating geometallurgical data along the mining value chain; XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress
Development of a predictive geometallurgical recovery model for the La Colosa, Porphyry Gold Deposit, Colombia; 1st International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet 2011)
Development of recovery domains: examples from the Prominent Hill IOCG deposit, Australia; Minerals Engineering
Estimating comminution indices from ore mineralogy, chemistry and drill core logging; The Second AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet) 2013
Estimating mineralogy in bulk samples; 1st International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet 2011)
Geological characterization to identify upgrade potential and enhance mining efficiency; 16th SGA Biennial Meeting
Geological contributions to geometallurgy: a review; Geoscience Canada
Geological controls for pre-concentration in an intrusive related gold deposit; 16th SGA Biennial Meeting 2022
Geometallurgical modelling techniques applicable to pre-feasibility projects: La Colosa case study; 1st International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet 2011)
Grade engineering at Gramalote gold deposit, Colombia: an example of industry research collaboration, Part 1; Preconcentration Digital Conference 2020
Grade engineering at Gramalote gold deposit, Colombia: an example of industry-research collaboration, Part 2; Preconcentration Digital Conference 2020
Modelling mineralogy from whole rock assay data a case study from Productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Chile; Resources for future generations
Novel approaches to geometallurgy using geochemistry - same data, new tricks!; Tenth International mining geology conference
Ore characterisation and geometallurgy modelling: productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Chile; Second International Seminar on Geometallurgy
Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks from the Iberian Pyrite Belt; Minerals Engineering
Precious metals in gossanous waste rocks, Angostura copper mine, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Spain; Precious Metals 15
Predicting Cu species classification using geochemistry at the Productora Cu-Au-Mo Deposit, Chile; Third AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet)
Prediction of Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) from calculated mineralogy; 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference
Predictive models of mineralogy from whole-rock assay data: case study from Productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Chile; SEG 2019 Conference
Predictive models of mineralogy from whole-rock assay data: Case study from the Productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Chile; Economic Geology
Productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Chile - a porphyry related magmatic hydrothermal breccia complex; Gordon Research Conference
The Productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Chile: A Mesozoic magmatic-hydrothermal breccia complex with both porphyry and IOCG affinities; Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
The Productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit: an example of spatially associated magnetite-apatite, tourmaline-cemented breccias and porphyry mineralization; SEG 2019 Conference
Using geochemistry to inform geometallurgy at the productora Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Chile; Society of Economic Geologists 2015: World-Class ore Deposits: Discovery to Recovery

Research Projects

Building capacity in Regional Australia to enhance Australias Economy through research, training, and environmentally sustainable production of critical metals; Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)
Geometallurgy Education Modules; CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE)
Sensor based sorting technologies for waste dumps and stockpiles associated with bulk mining; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Integrated Ore Deposit Knowledge: Optimising Mineralogical Characterisation through the Mining Value Chain
Iron oxide copper-gold deposits: Geochemistry and Geometallurgy
Methodology development for gangue liberation assessment
Ore Characterisation at the Productora deposit, Chile
Predictive geometallurgy controls on grade by size

Research Candidate Supervision

Geometallurgical Mapping and Mine Modelling - Comminution Studies- La Colosa Case Study, AMIRA P843A
Gold Deportment and Geometallurgical Recovery Model for the La Colosa, Porphyry Gold Deposit, Columbia
The Mineralogical and Textural Characteristics of Copper-gold Deposits Linked to Mineral Processing Attributes