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Sydney Branch: Delprat Lecture Series - The Truth Will Set You Free

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Please join the Metallurgical Society and Sydney Branch for the next leg of the annual Delprat Lecture hosted by Peter Munro.

About this event

The lecture series celebrates the life of Guillaume Daniel Delprat, who was an engineer and metallurgist, and a pioneer of Australian mining industry.

This year’s lecture is titled “The Truth Will Set You Free” presented by Peter Munro.

In common with every other sector of the economy the mining industry, and in particular the minerals processing sector has to deal with multiple challenges. These include:

  • Perceived shortage of skilled and experienced technical professionals
  • Treatment of low grade and complex deposits
  • Increasing energy costs
  • Providing the materials required to meet national de-carbonisation goals
  • Meeting higher standards for the disposal and containment of exit waste streams from mineral processing operations
  • Minimising water usage

It is a common human reaction for people to view the challenges in their sector of endeavour as a sui generis case of particular afflictions. However, every sector of economic and technical activity has its own problems that have to be mastered.

Focusing on the fundamental outcome drivers can be a truly "liberating experience" in resolving these issues.

This lecture attempts to provide salutary examples of where neglecting the basics led to misallocation of that scarcest of all resources “technically competent person hours”.

There are also observations on current and emerging issues in minerals processing and suggestions for solutions.

An evening not to be missed!

Peter Munro

Peter Munro

Principal Consultant
Peter graduated in Applied Chemistry from the University of Adelaide and worked in production and technical roles in both the Lead-Zinc and Copper Concentrators at Mount Isa Mines Limited from 1970 to 1985. He was the Mineral Processing Research Manager and the Lead-Zinc Concentrator Manager until 1993, before becoming an "internal consultant" with MIM Holdings Limited for the next seven years. In 2000 he started Mineralurgy Pty Ltd, a specialist processing consultancy. Since mid-2016, he has been a Principal Consultant with Mineralis Consultants Pty Ltd, providing advice for acquisitions and divestments, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, project evaluations, and commercial support to finance providers and insurance claims.

Date and Time

Tuesday, 13 September 2022
5.00pm – 6.45pm (UTC+10:00)


K&L Gates
Level 31, 1 O'Connell Street


Free to attend
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