Introduction to MinAssist capabilities in mineral processing and project development

When I started MinAssist over 15 years ago it was to focus on making process mineralogy more accessible in mineral processing. We […]

Building a great Resource into a great Project

Taking a successful exploration project to the next step in evaluating its potential for development is a long and complex process. It […]

MinAssist is launching our new website

MinAssist is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. The focus of our site is to make it easier for […]

Social License – The Key to Successful ISR Operations

  In the previous article we wrote an introductory overview of In-Situ Recovery (ISR) and recent interest from industry and research organisations […]

Welcoming Pieter Botha to the MinAssist team

  We would like to welcome Pieter Botha to the MinAssist team.  I worked closely with Pieter at Intellection on development of […]

iMin (mineral) – building operational mineralogy capability for minerals processing

The iMin(mineral) package was developed by Dr Will Goodall at MinAssist as a tool for minerals processing operations to effectively access routine […]

7 Considerations in setting up an operational mineralogy program

The use of routine mineralogical characterisation of targeted process streams can have significant value for an operation.  This is especially true where […]

Announcing co-operation partnership with Zeiss Microscopy

MinAssist is pleased to announce that we have entered into a co-operation agreement with Zeiss Microscopy to provide end-to-end solutions for their […]

Where does your operation sit on CEEC’s efficiency curve? (CEEC workshop, Vancouver, BC September 24th)

The Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC) runs the CEEC Energy Curve Program, a tool which allows comminution circuit operators to benchmark the energy efficiency […]

5 common misconceptions about process mineralogy

Process mineralogy is a term that is used in a lot of contexts from process optimisation to Geometallurgy but it’s usefulness and […]

ALTA free library for a great selection of papers

This year is the 20th anniversary of the ALTA conference and it is great to see that in conjunction with this milestone […]

AusIMM Melbourne Branch Distinguished Speaker Lunch 2015

MinAssist would like to encourage all of our readers based in Melbourne to consider attending the upcoming Distinguished Speaker Luncheon to be held on the 19th of March, 2015 at the Crown Complex River Room in Melbourne. This should be a great event and in addition to the engaging talk by Ken Roche it is an excellent way to connect with others in the Melbourne mining community.

MinAssist in the Media – Midas Mission

The recent crash in the gold price has placed operators and explorers in a difficult position, needing to increase discoveries and production […]

News Release: Updated MinAssist website and Process Mineralogy Digital Book

MinAssist has today released their new website ( along with a free digital book “Integrating Mineralogy into Everyday Solutions”.

Reducing the cost of grinding

To help with this MinAssist has developed the first in a suite of off-the-shelf services to make undertaking a Grind Optimisation Program accessible and easy.

MinAssist welcomes Al Cropp to the team

MinAssist would like to welcome Al Cropp to the team. Al has nearly 10 years working within process mineralogy, primarily through developing […]

AusIMM Melbourne Branch February Technical session

The Melbourne branch of the AusIMM will be holding a technical session on Tuesday 12th of February where Peter McCarthy will be giving his thoughts on the state of feasibility studies for new projects and generally why they fail.

Welcome to 2010!

Welcome to another exciting year for the minerals industry. Compared to this time last year optimism is high and the drive to make the most of what appears to be a continuing boom in the mining industry is certainly there. At MinAssist we have seen increased confidence and optimism since the middle of last year and it seems that forward thinking mining companies are continuing to embrace mineralogy as a driver in many process optimisation and development projects.