February 2018

Lunch Seminar: Sensor-Based Ore Sorting in the Mining Industry

Organized by the Vancouver Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Location: Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, 180 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Brent Hilscher, P.Eng.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $60.00 + GST = $63.00

Price includes lunch.
Contact: For more information, please contact [email protected].
Note: Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 50 people.
Over the last 10 years sensor-based ore sorting technologies have undergone a revolution in accuracy and capacity. This presentation will discuss state of the art technology in ore sorting including XRF, XRT, EM, NIR, UV, Optical and other sensors. All manufacturers and vendors are included in the presentation. Financial benefits to new and existing mining projects are discussed, as well as impacts on grade recovery and mine production. There will be 4 examples from our 16 recent projects. The presentation concludes with examples of ore sorting plants we have designed and built around the world.

Please read below for a full description.


11:00 AM -11:30 AM: Registration/Networking
11:30 AM -12:00 PM: Lunch
12:00 PM -12:05 PM: Engineers & Geoscientists Branch Introduction 
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM: Presentation from Answers by Engineers 
12:20 PM - 12:25 PM: Introduction of  Brent Hilscher, P.Eng. from Sacre-Davey Engineering
12:25 PM - 1:30 PM: Presentation on Sensor Based Ore Sorting 
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Closure and networking 

About the Presenter

Brent Hilscher, P.Eng., has over 16 years of experience in mining and mineral processing. He has operated and supervised mineral processing plants, published papers, patented technologies, and been a speaker at over a dozen conferences and universities. Brent has led design, and construction projects for Teck, Goldcorp, New Gold, Barrick, Xstrata, Agnico Eagle, and many others. He won the National CMP Bill Moore Award for technical excellence in 2013. Because of his technical reputation Brent has been consulted as a senior advisor for World Bank and NASA mining research projects.

Brent has volunteered as an executive for both the CIM and CMP. Brent currently leads the Sacre-Davey Engineering mining group who have grown to become one of the largest mining process engineering teams in Western Canada with 35 mining projects completed in the last 2 years.


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