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ICAM 2008 - Ninth International Congress for Applied Mineralogy

Conference Proceedings
Published in 2008

The ICAM series has become a very important quadrennial event for the applied mineralogy fraternity to share information and new developments, this conference follows on from the previous inaugural meeting which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1981.

This ninth conference carried on the ICAM tradition with a diverse but concise series of themes across the field of applied mineralogy, including environmental and medical mineralogy, geometallurgy and process mineralogy, and conventional ceramics and construction materials. Application driven automated quantitative mineralogy was one of the main themes of the conference and explored existing technologies and innovations which are currently under development. This is a range of topics that will contribute to the shared knowledge of exciting research and current developments within the field.

The profession of applied mineralogy is in great demand. Universities and research centres are under pressure to produce urgently needed engineers and scientists, as well as new technologies. New tools and methods are being developed to help the mining industry recover more metals, reduce operating and capital costs and minimise environmental and social impact. This volume reviews the current state of development in these areas.

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The Tajo Largo Gold Deposit, Argentina – Mineralogy and Fluid Inclusions StudyJ C Avila, L Bengochea, A S Fogliata, G Mas and J E Lazarte
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The Thermophysical Properties of Australian OpalA G Smallwood, P S Thomas and A S Ray
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The Viability for Industrial Use of Acid-Activated Bentonites from the Santa Elena Peninsula, EcuadorA M Morales-Carrera, A F D C Varajão, M A Gonçalves and S A Stachissini
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Tribute to Dr Donald Martin HausenW Petruk
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Use of Scanning Electron Microscopy-Based Automated Quantitative Mineralogy for the Characterisation of Ni-Rich and Ni-Poor Goethite in LateritesJ Andersen, G Rollinson, B Snook, R Herrington and R Fairhurst
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Utilisation of Iron Ore Texture Information for Prediction of Downstream Process PerformanceE Donskoi, R J Holmes, J R Manuel, J J Campbell, A Poliakov, S P Suthers and T Raynlyn
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