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Day 1

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Murdoch University Perth

PLENARY : Session 1

Session Chair: Prof Colin Roberts, Conference Chair

 8:30 - 8.40am
 ECL 4

Welcome and OH&S Briefing

Prof Colin Roberts, International Lithium 2018 Conference Chair

 8:40 - 8:50am

Official Opening

Chris Davis, AusIMM Director

 8.50 - 9.00am

Murdoch University Welcome Address

Eeva Leinonen, Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University

 9:00 - 9:30am

Taking Lithium Downstream in WA

Ketnote Speaker: Phil Thick, General Manager, Tianqi Lithium Kwinana Pty Ltd

 9:30 - 10:00am

Lithium - conservation and sustainibility of a critical metal

Keynote Speaker: Adrian Griffin, Managing Director, Lithium Australia

 10.00 - 10.05am

Introduction to the AusIMM Health & Safety Society

Alex Atkins, Director, AusIMM

 10:05 - 10:30am

Morning Tea and Exhibition

PLENARY: Session 2

Chair: Phil Thick, General Manager, Tianqi Lithium

 10:30 - 10:50am
 ECL 4

Ministerial Address

Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum, WA Government

 10:50 - 11:20am

Clusters, communities and commercialisation - leveraging Australia's research talent, innovation and business acumen to bring opportunity to the nation

Keynote Speaker: Jacqui Coombes, General Manager – Innovation, METS Innovation

 11:20 - 11:50am

Pressure Leaching of Spodumene: Should We Take a Second Look?

Keynote Speaker: Prof Bogdan Dlugogorski, Dean, School of Engineering & Information Technology, Murdoch University

 11:50am - 12:40pm

Lunch break & Exhibition

CONCURRENT SESSION 1 - 12:40 - 5:00pm: Exploration and Geology Stream

Session Chair: Adrian Troy, Engineering Geologist, Terra Firma Australia

 12:40 - 1:10pm
 ECL 4

Battery Minerals - What you need

Keynote Speaker: David Flanagan, Managing Director, Battery Minerals Limited

 1:10 - 1:30pm
 ROOM 3.028 LT

Discovery and exploration of Altura's Pilganoora lithium deposit

Stephen Barber, Senior Resource Geologist, Altura Mining

 1:30 - 1:50pm

West African Craton - New Lithium Frontier: Re-Discovery of Spodumene Rich Pegmatites in Ghana

Len Kolff, Chief Geologist, IronRidge Resources Ltd

 1:50 - 2:10pm

Assessment of Lithium Geological Potential in Europe

Blandine Goucerol, Post-Doctoral Fellow, BRGM / LEO

 2:10 - 2:30pm

Lithium Exploration in Guyana, South America

John Watts, Consultant, Greenpower Energy Limited

 2:30 - 2:50pm

Exploring for, and Assessing, Potential of Lithium-Enriched pegmatites

Peter Spitalny, Principal Consultant, Hanree Holdings Pty Ltd

 2:50 - 3:20pm

Afternoon Tea & Exhibition

 3:20 - 3:40pm
 ECL 4

Lithium-Rich Pegmatites of the Bynoe Field, Northern Territory

Dave Rawlings, Exploration Manager, Core Exploration Ltd

 3:40 - 4:00pm

Direct in Field Measurement of Lithium Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Andrew Somers, Global Business Director: Geochemistry, SciAps

 4:00 - 4:20pm

Maximising Utilization of the Separation Rapids Petalite/Lepidolite Ore Body, Ontario Canada

Dave Marsh, Senior Vice President, Metallurgy & Technology Development, U’RE Consulting

 4:20 - 4:40pm

The Sonora Lithium Project – Not Getting Stuck in the Mud

Alan Langridge, Senior Study Manager, Ausenco Services

 4:40 - 5:00pm

Day 1 Conference Close

Prof Colin Roberts, International Lithium 2018 Conference Co-Chair

 5:15 - 6:15pm
 Club Murdoch

Networking Reception

CONCURRENT SESSION 2 - 12:40 - 5:00pm: Metallurgy Stream

Session Chair: David McSweeney, Chairman, MSP Engineers

 12:40 - 1:00pm
 ECL 3

In-situ XRD Observations of Spodumene Calcination

Arif A. Abdullah, Researcher, Murdoch University

 1:00 - 1:20pm

Processing Lepidolite into Lithium Chemicals - Current Technology and Desert Lion Energy's Namibian Project Development

Caroline Palmer, Process Engineer, Hatch

 1:20 - 1:40pm

Development of SiLeach® Technology for the Extraction of Lithium from Silicate Minerals

Chris Griffith, Business Development Manager, ANSTO Minerals

 1:40 - 2:00pm

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Sodium Oleate Adsorption on (110) Spodumene Surfaces in Saltwater for a Range of pH Values: Adsorption Bridges and Their Lifetimes

Pedro Toledo, Professor, University of Concepcion

 2.00 - 2.20pm

Lithium Projects in Western Australia - The Safety Regulators Perspective

Martin Ralph, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

 2.20 - 2.50pm

Lithium Market Analysis: Controlling the Disruption

Keynote Speaker: Allan Trench, Associate Consultant, CRU Group

 2:50 - 3:20pm

Afternoon Tea & Exhibition

 3:20 - 3:40pm
 ECL 3

Natural Grade by Size Deportment in a Hard Rock Lithium Ore

Dr Laurence Dyer, Lecturer, Curtin University

 3:40 - 4:00pm

Development of Direct Extraction Technology (DXP Technology) for the Salar Del Rincon Lithium Project

Chris Griffith, Business Development Manager, ANSTO Minerals

 4:00 - 4:20pm

Application of Microwave Energy in the Heat Treatment of Spodumene

Nasim Khoshdel Salakjani, PhD Student, Murdoch University

 4:20 - 4:40pm

Investigations into a Novel Process for Lithium Chemicals Production; pH Adjustment and Solution Purification

Aleksandar Nikoloski, Associate Professor, Murdoch University

 4:40 - 5:00pm

Day 1 Conference Close

A/Prof Gamini Senanayake, Head of Discipline – Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering & Chemistry, Murdoch University

 5:15 - 6:15pm
 Club Murdoch

Networking Reception