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Researcher: Hunt, JA (Dr Julie Hunt)

Fields of Research

Ore Deposit Petrology
Mineral Processing/Beneficiation
Exploration Geochemistry
Earth Sciences
Marine Geoscience
Basin Analysis
Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
Metals and Alloy Materials

Research Objectives

Mining and Extraction of Copper Ores
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Mining Land and Water Management
Copper Ore Exploration
Aluminium Ore Exploration
Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources
Alumina Production
Mining and Extraction of Aluminium Ores
Mining and Extraction of Precious (Noble) Metal Ores
First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals
Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

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 contributions to geometallurgy: a review; Geoscience Canada
Geometallurgical modelling techniques applicable to pre-feasibility projects: La Colosa case study; 1st International Geometallurgy Conference (GeoMet 2011)
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
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

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)
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