Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Afternoon Session – Rocky Mountain Ballroom AB (West)

            12:30 – 12:50    Opening welcome and conference logistics, Brett Berg, MPD Chair


1.             12:50 – 1:15      From Solubility Curves to Digital Twins: The Journey to Real-time Optimization and Planning for

                                    Salt Pond Evaporation, Diana Miller, OLI Systems 


2.         1:15 – 1:40        The Geopolitical Imperative Driving Domestic Critical Minerals Supply Chains, Scott Honan,                                     NioCorp  


3.         1:40 – 2:05        Commercialization of a New Flotation Technology - The REFLUX Flotation Cell, Swadhin Saurabh,




Coffee Break:  2:05 PM – 2:35 PM, Rocky Mountain Foyer (West)

Sponsors: FLSmidth, Kiewit, Moly-Cop USA, NewFields

Bechtel Mining and Minerals, Burns & McDonnell, Hazen Research, Tierra Group International



4.         2:35 – 3:00        Designing and Permitting a Tailings Facility in the Aftermath of the Mount Polley Tailings Dam

Failure, Erin Bennett and Jake Schuff, Sandfire Resources


5.         3:00 – 3:25        Next-Gen Processing Plants: Witnessing Operations Support Networks in Full Swing!, Chase

                                    Bailey, Newmont Corporation


6.         3:25 – 3:50        Pipe Scale at Florence Copper – Alternate Mechanical Solutions to a Chemical Problem, Landon

                                    Lines, Burns and McDonnell


Evening Activities: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Lake View Terrace (Main)


Hosted Reception: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cocktail Reception Sponsor:  SUNDT


Dinner and Socializing:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (prior reservation required)

Dinner Sponsors:  Newmont


**Casual Attire Welcome**



Friday, April 26th, 2024


Continental Breakfast and Coffee Service:  7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, Rocky Mountain Foyer (West)

Sponsors: Ausenco, Chemstar, Cyanco, Kalenborn, McClelland Laboratories, Peerless Pumps, Phillips & Jordan, POLYDECK, RMB Products


Morning Session – Rocky Mountain Ballroom AB (West)

7.         8:30 – 8:55        Converting Overflow Ball Mills to Open Ended Grate Mills to Reduce Carbon Footprint, Sanjeeva

                                    Latchireddi, EE Mill Solutions


8.         8:55 – 9:20        The Study of the Leaching Behavior and Optimization Kinetics of Chalcopyrite Concentrate in

                                    Spent Medium Ferric Sulfate Bio Acid, Emmanuel Yaw Owusu-Fordjour, University of Utah                                                                       

9.         9:20 – 9:45        Streamlining Geo-Metallurgy at Los Azules, Jim Sorensen and Michael McGlynn, Samuel



Coffee Break:  9:45 AM – 10:15 AM, Rocky Mountain Foyer (West)

Sponsors: Cornell Pump Company, EE-Mill Solutions, Flottweg, Freeport McMoRan, Hatch, Syensqo


History Tour / Bubbles & Brunch: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Sun Lounge (guest event, prior reservation required)

Sponsors: AMES, Nevada MPD


10.        10:15 – 10:40    Back to Basics: Reforming Foundations, Connie Callahan and Michael Harlan, Freeport McMoRan


11.        10:40 – 11:05    Metal Recovery from Industrial By-Products Using Bromine Compounds, Arturo Hirata, Colorado

                                    School of Mines


12.        11:05 – 11:30   Case Study - Implementation of an Idled Project at the Lucky Friday Mine, Wes Johnson, Hecla


Lunch Break:  11:30 PM – 1:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Ballroom CD (prior reservation required)

Sponsors: Samuel Engineering, Intrepid Potash


Keynote: Overview of Current Federal Legislation and Policies Affecting the U.S. Mining Industry– Debra Struhsacker


Afternoon Session – Rocky Mountain Ballroom AB (West)

13.        1:15 – 1:40        Heap Leach Pad Acidification Control Using Machine Learning, Wilder Sanchez, Newmont



14.        1:40 – 2:05        Unlocking the Future: Sustainable Mineral Processing with Pyrometallurgy, Luis Fernando Aguayo,

                                    Torrez, Colorado School of Mines


Coffee Break:  2:05 PM – 2:35 PM, Rocky Mountain Foyer (West)

Sponsors: DSS Valves, Energy Fuels, SRK Consulting

Diemme Filtration, Freezer Engineering, Honeywell, M3 Engineering, Paterson & Cooke


15.        2:35 – 3:00        The Brimstone Process: Decarbonizing Cement with an Earth Abundant Rock, Hugo Leandri,   



16.        3:00 – 3:25        Monazite Processing: Recovering Value from an Underutilized Source, Philip Keller, Energy Fuels


Evening Activities: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Cheyenne Lodge (from west tower lobby via Broadmoor shuttle only)

Hosted Cocktail Reception: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (shuttle service begins at 5:45 PM)

Shuttle Sponsor: Jorgensen Engineering & Technical Services

Cocktail Reception Sponsor: Victaulic

Dinner (plated), Awards and Dancing:  7:00 PM – 11:00 PM (prior reservation required)

Dinner and Music Sponsor: Weir


Presentation of 2024 Arthur C. Daman Lifetime Achievement Award to Mike McDonald

Presentation of 2024 Colorado MPD Student Paper Award

Saturday, April 27th, 2024


Complimentary Coffee Service:  8:00 AM – 8:45 AM, Rocky Mountain Foyer (West)

Sponsors: Knight Piésold and Co., Ecolab, Engineered Capital Solutions,

Lhoist North America

 Black & Veatch, Brooks and Nelson, Rare Element Resources, Respec, Tsurumi Pump


Morning Session – Rocky Mountain Ballroom AB (West)

17.        8:45 – 9:10        Unlocking Vast Stranded Copper Resources, John Uhrie, Jetti Resources


18.        9:10 – 9:35        Gold Deportment Analysis: A Guide to Flowsheet Development and Plant Design, Solly Theron,

                                    Hazen Research, Inc.


19.        9:35 – 10:00      What We Will Need to Know About Sampling, Mick McCaslin, FLSmidth



Bloody Mary Break:  10:00 AM – 10:45, Rocky Mountain Foyer (West)

(Guests Welcome)

Sponsor: Metso

20.        10:45 – 11:05    The Use of Digital Technologies to Optimize Flotation Reagents in the Plant, Jacques

                                    Bezuidenhout, Nalco Water


21.        11:05 – 11:30    A Hydrometallurgical Approach for the Electrochemical Production of Clean Iron, Michael Caplan,



11:30 – 11:45 -  Lou Cope Best Presentation Award & Closing Remarks



Afternoon Activities:

Golf:  12:30 PM ~ 5:00 PM, East Course (prior registration required)


Sponsors: AMES, Burns & McDonnell, Chemstar, Freezer Engineering, Integrity Mining and Industrial

Kalenborn, Kappes Cassiday, METSIM, POLYDECK, Quadra, Rare Element Resources, RMB Products


Golf Ball Sponsor: Tierra Group International

Golf Reception: Robert Trent Jones Room (Golf Club)