Mineral Processing
Project No. :P009Q Status :Management
Commenced : 17 Jan 2017 AMIRA : Mr Terry F Braden
Value : AUD $3,114,670.00 Duration : 3 years

The AMIRA P9Q Project is a three year program designed by the P9Q Research Partners in close cooperation with the P9Q Working Committee to validate and verify 12 18 mineral processing equipment models, depending on level of funding, which originated from the P9P Project. P9Q researchers will validate the models to a defined operational window and verify the outputs. The researchers will provide demonstration circuit simulations of four operational flowsheets in a matrix using four different ore types in the Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) platform for uptake by sponsors at sponsor review meetings. These can be used by appropriately trained sponsors for varying ore conditions and flowsheet configurations using historic data with some additional analysis to establish operational range and capability.


  • Anglo American
  • AngloGold Ashanti Limited
  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (BGRIMM)
  • JKTech Pty Ltd
  • Magotteaux SA
  • Metso Process Technology & Innovation
  • Newmont
  • South32
  • VALE Technology ITV
  • Weir Minerals Australia Ltd

Research Providers

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • CRC ORE (Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction)
  • Hacettepe University (Benzer)
  • Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • University of Cape Town