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2023 International Conference on Hoisting and Haulage—PDF

This edition of the Hoist and Haul Conference focused on the latest state-of-the-art developments and technologies in the shaft hoisting and underground transportation component of the underground world. Edited by Janice Burke

51 COM, Corrosion: Recent Advances and Sustainability 2012—PDF

Proceedings of the 51st Conference of Metallurgists,
Held With Pressure Hydrometallurgy
September 30 to October 3, 2012, Niagara, Ontario, Canada


51 COM, Pressure Hydrometallurgy 2012—PDF

The Second International Symposium on Pressure Hydrometallurgy is organized by the Hydrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and constitutes its 42nd Annual Hydrometallurgy Meeting. A primary goal of these meetings is to bring together scientists and engineers representing metal producers, equipment suppliers, engineering firms, test laboratories and academia from around the world to share knowledge and exchange ideas. Pressure Hydrometallurgy 2012 builds on the foundations established by the first Pressure Hydrometallurgy conference, held in Banff in 2004.


51 COM, Rare Earths 2012—PDF

Since the mid-1980s, we have seen a significant and accelerating number of advancements in technology which continue to enhance our quality of life. These technologies, be they in the areas of renewable energy production, energy storage or demand-side energy efficiency, hybrid vehicles, tablet computers, smartphones, digital displays or lasers all rely on materials made possible by the rare earth elements (commonly referred to as “rare earths”). Consumer and policy-driven demand for these advanced technology products has strained the supply of available rare earths. The rare earth supply chain, from mine to final product, is complex and relatively long, and faces a number of unique challenges particularly as it is in its relatively early stages of development. It is therefore critically important to conduct research on all steps of the supply chain, from geology, extraction, separation and refining, to final product design, and lifecycle management and recycling. Also important is an understanding of the economic and environmental issues related to meeting the demand for rare earth based materials. This inaugural Rare Earths Symposium at the Conference of Metallurgists aims to provide a collaborative forum to discuss these critical and timely issues.


Advances in Mineral Processing Science and Technology / Mineralogy—PDF

The present symposium, 7th in the series, is dedicated to honor Professor James A. Finch of McGill University for his outstanding contributions over almost 40 years in several areas of mineral processing research. The papers presented in the volume, to a large extent, reflect Jim's interests and are a tribute to his accomplishments and leadership. Most papers are on flotation, including, chemistry, hydrodynamics and machine design, in each one of which Jim's contributions have been outstanding and internationally recognized. There is also a section of papers in other areas of mineral processing, such as gravity separation, sedimentation and sulphide minerals self-heating. Jim has done significant work in some of these areas as well and the non-flotation papers are a welcome addition to the volume.

All that Glitters: Readings in Historical Metallurgy—PDF

The 43 articles in this interesting collection have been selected from the regular Historical Metallurgy contributions to the Bulletin of Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

This content is only available in English.

Canadian Milling Practice 2020

Canadian Milling Practice is the fourth in a series of special volumes published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) since 1957. Like its predecessors, the book is composed of submissions from metallurgists describing technical aspects of Canadian or Canadian company-owned mineral processing operations. These aspects include deposit geology and ore mineralogy, processing flowsheets, equipment types and specifications, key performance indicators, tailings management and processing costs. Mineral processing operations are detailed for commodities such as precious metals, iron ores, base metals, diamonds and industrial minerals. The book also presents Canadian laboratories providing services and conducting research for the mineral processing industry, as well as Canadian universities offering programs in the field of mineral processing.

From $120.00

CMP Proceedings (2016)—PDF

Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from January 19-21, 2016

CMP Proceedings (2017)—PDF

Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from January 17-19, 2017

CMP Proceedings (2018)—PDF

Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from January 23-25, 2018

CMP Proceedings (2019)—PDF

Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from January 22-24, 2019

CMP Proceedings (2020)—PDF

Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from January 21-23, 2020

CMP Proceedings (2022)—PDF

Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held at the CIM Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from May 1-4, 2022

CMP Proceedings (2023)—PDF

Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from January 17-19, 2023

CMP Proceedings (2024)—PDF

Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from January 23-25, 2024

COM 2010 Full Proceedings—PDF

The Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is proud to share the proceedings of the 2010 Conference of Metallurgists held in beautiful Vancouver, BC. The ten symposia that took place in COM 2010 are as follows: Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing, Fracture Control in Engineering, Light Metals Advances in Materials and Processes, Management of Innovation, Materials for Clean Energy, Materials Degradation and Control, Nanomaterials, Advances in Refractories, Rheology in Mineral Processing, and Sustainability for Profit.

COM 2017 hosting World Gold Nickel Cobalt Proceedings—PDF

Proceedings of COM 2017 - 56th Annual Conference of Metallurgists Hosting World Gold and Nickel-Cobalt
978-1-926872-36-0, August 27-30, 2017 Vancouver

All peer-reviewed papers presented at the conference. Topics include:

Advanced Measuring Techniques and Technologies in Mineral Processing | Advances in Materials Manufacturing III | Corrosion and Environmental Degradation of Materials | Enabling Innovation in Metallurgy | Energy and Eco-Efficiency in Mining and Processing | General Hydrometallurgy | Light Metal Alloys: Processing for Performance | Nickel-Cobalt 2017 (4th International Conference) | World Gold (7th International Conference)


Commemorative Book: The Canadian & Materials Landscape 1960 - 2011—PDF

The Golden Anniversary of the Conference of Metallurgists
Edited by Joël Kapusta, Phillip Mackey and Nathan Stubina
This book commemorating the 50th Annual Conference of Metallurgists of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc) was compiled to document how the “metallurgical landscape” in Canada has evolved over the 50-year period from the early 1960s, when in 1962, the first Conference of Metallurgists was held, up to the present day. This retrospective also provides us with an opportunity to look forward, hence some ideas on forces likely to shape the future are also included in this volume; a summary of the results of an informal survey of MetSoc members is also included.

Copper Hydrometallurgy: Principles and Practice—PDF

The inspiration for this book came from Professor Ed Asselin and the desire to disseminate expert knowledge and insights from experienced professionals in the field of copper hydrometallurgy. Examples of recognizing and effectively meeting challenges and applying established and front-line knowledge and practical insights are provided in this book. The hope is that practitioners in the field will find the material in this book to be practically useful. If the reader could sit down with the authors of this book and "talk shop", this is the kind of material that would likely inform those conversations.

Green Technologies for Mining and Metallurgical Industries—PDF

This volume contains the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Green Technologies for the Metallurgical Industries organized by the Environmental Technical Section of the Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) held in conjunction with the Conference of Metallurgists Meeting held in Sudbury, Ontario August 23-26, 2009 at the campus of Laurentian University.

HYDRO 2014: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium (2 volume set)—PDF

HYDRO 2014: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium (2 volume set)


Hydrometallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt 2009—PDF

The 2009 International Symposium of the Hydrometallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt and Valuable Byproduct Containing Materials is organized by members of the Hydrometallurgy section of the Metallurgical Society of CIM as well as representatives from the Australian Hydrometallurgical Community.

Iron Control Practice and Research—PRINT VERSION

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 46th Annual Hydrometallurgy Meeting
4th International Symposium on Iron Control in Hydrometallurgy

Las Relaciones y el Curso de los Eventos Sociales durante la Exploración Minera—PDF

Los códigos y lineamientos de responsabilidad social para la exploración de minerales y la industria minera a menudo no han considerado los procesos sociológicos que afectan las relaciones entre los diversos interesados. En este libro, Jan Boon se enfoca en el lado humano de la exploración minera al profundizar en las formas en que los geocientíficos adoptan valores éticos, apoyan la vida humana y administran los recursos naturales a lo largo del proceso minero.

Light Metals 2011—PDF

In a context where fossil fuel consumption and the emissions associated with it is a major global problem, it is highly relevant to consider the use of lightweight materials like aluminium, magnesium and titanium in a variety of end products, especially in the field of transport. It is therefore important to conduct advanced research on these materials, from production, to processing, to design of finished products, taking into account the material involved (Design for X). This proceedings volume contains articles concerning research fields that are both fundamental and practical, and that are written by researchers from academia, government and private companies. The volume contains articles from Canada, but also from countries as diverse as Saudi Arabia, the United States, France, India, Italy, Norway, New Zealand and Turkey.

Materials Development and Performance of Sulphur Capture Plants—PDF

At the 47th Conference of Metallurgists held in Winnipeg, Canada in October 2008, the Iron and Steel Section and the Materials Science and Engineering Section of the Metallurgical Society of CIM organized symposiums on Recent Developments on Advanced High Strength Steels Processing and Structural Alloys for Lightweight Vehicles, respectively. The organization of the present Materials Development and Performance of Sulphur Capture Plants Symposium was intended in part to provide a forum for continuing networking on materials development and processing research.

Metallurgical Plant Design

While a great deal of literature on project and construction management exists, as do many reference books on the fundamentals of metallurgy and engineering principles, very little information is available on the design process, which translates these fundamentals into the design of a properly functioning metallurgical facility. This book fills the information gap.
From $84.00

Mineral Agreements and Royalties SV 55 (2003)—PRINT VERSION & PDF COMBO

Exploration Options, Confidentiality, Related Issues

Foreword – Introduction – Formation of an agreement – The Courts, the Law and Litigation – Confidential Information – Property Interests, Entry, and Consents – Royalty Interests – Some Property Acquisition Agreements – The Joint Venture Relationship – The Farm-In/Joint Venture Agreement
Volume II – Royalties Between Private Parties

Mineral Resources / Reserves and Valuation Standards SV 56 (2010)—PDF

International standards for the reporting of Mineral Resources, Mineral Reserves and Exploration Results have been developing at a rapid pace for the past twenty years due to the globalization of the mining industry. Standards for the valuation of Mineral Properties have followed a similar course. This volume contains the current Canadian Reporting Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. These are the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, the Canadian stock exchange requirements for disclosure on mineral properties, the CIM Best Practices, and papers describing industry practice. Canadian Valuation Standards, stock exchange requirements, and papers describing industry best practice form the second portion of the volume. Current international reporting standards for mineral resources and reserves and valuation of mineral properties have also been included in the respective section.

Mining Geophysics: A Canadian Story

A handful of Canadians, awakened by the potential of new technology, made Canada the foremost nation in the world in the exploration of mineral resources. Author Norman Reed Paterson, respected worldwide for his innovations in geophysical technology and his indomitable spirit of exploration, takes the reader into the bush, the laboratory, and the office—often with humour—to observe the key players who, through determination and willingness to take risks, showed the world a new way to find mines.
From $21.95

NAMVS: Proceedings of the 17th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium

The North American Mine Ventilation Symposium is organized and led by a coalition of 4 leading partners. Since the first Symposium in 1982, the Underground Ventilation Committee (UVC) has sought to provide mine ventilation engineers and technicians in the underground coal, metal, and industrial mineral mining industry with the latest information and operating practices from the field and promote the exchange of ideas and research in a variety of related areas to include the monitoring of air contaminants, determining fresh air requirements, and producing power efficient ventilation and cooling systems and energy-related topics.
From $75.00

Porphyry Deposits of the Northwestern Cordillera of North America: A 25-Year Update

CIM’s Special Volume 57 is the third volume in a series of books dedicated to porphyry deposits of the northwestern Cordillera and is timely, given the increased levels of exploration for precious and base metals seen throughout western British Columbia, southwest Yukon and southern Alaska over the past number of years. With the increasing importance of copper in the sustainable future of global society, this volume presents a series of papers focused on porphyry deposits, the major source of this green metal globally, structured into two sections.

This Special Volume will be of interest to geologists, explorers, miners and anyone wanting to learn more about this core part of the mining landscape in Canada and Alaska.
From $180.00

Proceedings of the 58th Conference of Metallurgists Hosting the International Copper Conference 2019—PDF & USB Key

The well-attended 2019 Annual Conference of Metallurgists hosted the 10th edition of the International Copper Conference Series, and the event was co-organized by MetSoc and 7 other international societies which ensured an incredibly global presence.

COM + Copper 2019 attracted more than 1,000 attendees, featured 311 oral presentations within nine symposia, and 55 posters.

COM 2019 Chair: Dr. Edouard Asselin, University of British Columbia | Copper 2019 Chair: Dr. Joël Kapusta, BBA Inc.

From $150.00

Proceedings of ICAA16 2018—PDF

Proceedings of ICAA 16 2018
ISBN: 978-1-926872-41-4
Copyright line: Published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Number of papers: 84
Event Name: ICAA 16 – 2018 International Conference on Aluminum Alloys 16
Event date: June 17-21, 2018
Event location: McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Proceedings of the 4th International Uranium Conference U2020—PDF

Topics include: • Uranium geology (exploration techniques, geochemistry, ore deposits & mineralogy) • Uranium production (uranium mining technologies and methodologies, heap & stope leaching) • Uranium mining & milling waste management (decommissioning, remediation & long-term monitoring, tailings & waste rock management) • Practices for respectful conversations about nuclear technology • Uranium, thorium and other nuclear fuels: processing, refining and conversion • CO2 emissions, environmental protection & regulatory issues • Business and economic aspects of uranium extraction & utilization

Proceedings of the 59th Conference of Metallurgists 2020—PDF

Topics include: • Light Metal Technologies – Applications for the Transportation Industry • Manufacturing Involving Rapid Solidification • Advances in Materials Manufacturing IV – Dr. Jason Lo Memorial Symposium • Corrosion and Degradation • Accelerated Material Design (ICME) in Structural and Energy Materials • Towards Sustainable Energy Practices in Metal Processing • Third Novennial Symposium on New Technology Implementation • Rodney Jones Honorary Symposium on Chromite Processing • Processing of Critical Materials

Proceedings of the 60th Conference of Metallurgists 2021—PDF

The Proceedings of the 60th Annual Conference of Metallurgists August 17-19, 2021

Process Control Applications in Mining and Metallurgical Plants—PDF

The International Symposium on Process Control Applications in Mining and Metallurgical Plants constitutes one of the key symposiums in the 48th Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM). With a large number of publications on the theoretical development of process control every year, the advancement of process control in industrial practice to help promote economic and sustainable production is also rapidly growing. To reflect this trend, this symposium includes a wide range of exciting topics on process control in mining and metallurgical plants, including expert systems, model based control technology, simulation and monitoring and optimization

Pyrometallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt 2009—PDF

The 2009 International Symposium on the Pyrometallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt is organized by members of the Nonferrous Pyrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgical Society of CIM. The organizers appreciate the support and help from Vale Inco, Queens University, University of Toronto and Hatch Associates.

Pyrometallurgy: Towards Clean Metallurgical Processing for Profit, Social and Environmental Stewardship 2012—PDF

The Clean Processing Symposium is organized by the Non-Ferrous Pyrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgical Society of CIM as part of COM 2012. Although the main focus of the section is to promote and support the activities of professionals in the field of pyrometallurgy, we recognize the importance of technical developments in other fields of extractive metallurgy as complementary to the overall goal of sustainability in our industry. Developments in pyrometallurgy have undergone resurgence over the past few years as we are driven to meet the standards set by alternative processes and as our industry gains a better understanding of the challenges presented by those alternatives.

The section is pleased to be able to provide a cross-section of technical developments and commercial applications, illustrating that a coordinated effort will be required to meet future demands for profitable operation in the face of environmental regulations and social expectations. Included in this symposium are papers covering the fields of pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy and mineral processing, for the extraction of metals from aluminum to zinc.


RFG 2018 Abstracts—USB Key

Abstracts of RFG 2018 - Resources for Future Generations. Premiere Conference on Energy, Water and The Earth.
June 16-21, 2018, Vancouver