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AMIRA P420 PROJECT

Gold Processing Technology - Research in Gold Processing

The AMIRA Gold Processing Technology project is a collaborative industry funded project which has operated since 1984. Over the last 30 years the project has covered a wide range of topics within the general areas of gold ore processing and environmental management of tailings. The project is based at the Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia).

This website is the access portal for project information and resources, and is available to all employees of companies sponsoring the current project cycle, P420E (2013-2016). See below for the list of current sponsors.

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Current Sponsors:

  • Anglogold Ashanti
  • Australian Gold Reagents
  • Barrick Gold
  • Gekko Systems
  • Harmony Gold
  • Kemix
  • Magotteaux
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Newmont Mining
  • Orica
  • Randgold Resources
  • St Barbara
  • Tenova Mining & Minerals

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Employees of companies that were sponsors of the previous project cycle (P420D), but whose companies are not current sponsors can access the archived resources of the previous project here. These companies are Ausenco and Gold Fields.


The current three year program (P420E) commenced in April 2013 and is divided into three themes:

  1. Technology Transfer & Professional Development (Read more...)
  2. Models and Optimisation (Read more...)
  3. Future Ores (Read more...)

For more information on the project, please contact Professor Jacques Eksteen.


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