Mineral Processing Night

  • Dates:
    Nov 17, 2016
  • Hours:
    From 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location:
    Sheraton Cavalier Hotel

Contact Information

Tara Stratton
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Event Detail

Those planning to attend the CIM Saskatoon Mineral Processing Night are asked to register online using the link below.


Thursday, November 17, 2016


Sheraton Cavalier Hotel


Doors open at 6:15pm; supper at 7:00pm; technical presentation at 8:00pm (+/-)

Register to this event here.

NOTE: This event invitation will close at NOON on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – no exceptions.

The CIM Saskatoon Membership is now due, renew online now through the link below and use your login credentials.

Annual membership dues are $30 (to be paid prior to the first meeting you attend) and a technical meeting fee of $30 will also be charged to cover the cost of the meal (etc.); students pay $10 per attendee.

Jack Zhang, PhD, P.Eng.

Jack Zhang is a Senior Process Engineer in Mineral Processing and Hydrometallurgy at the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC). His areas of focus include applied R&D and contract testing for uranium, potash, rare earth, diamond, gold, base metals and mine water treatment. He has previously served as Plant Metallurgist of Cameco Corporation and Process Engineer of SINOPEC.

Heavy Rare Earth Recovery from Uranium Processing Wastes

It is well known that rare earth elements (REEs) have numerous key applications in both traditional and advanced technology. A shortage of some critical REEs is expected due to the discrepancy between the REE abanduance in REE deposits and the REE demand from the market. For example, Neodymium, Europium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Erbium and Yttrium are expected to be in short supply. It was found that significant amount of strategically important heavy rare earth elements (HREEs) can be recovered from secondary resources such as uranium wastes, heavy mineral sands, and recycled materials.

The Saskatchewan Research Council is engaged in the development and commercialization of complete REE recovery and separation technologies in Canada. One of SRC’s newest developments is the recovery and separation of heavy rare earth elements from uranium processing wastes. A separation pilot plant with 150 stages of mixer and settlers was designed and commissioned at SRC to produce high purity individual HREEs from both primary and secondary resources.

This presentation will introduce the recovery and separation of HREEs from the particular case of Saskatchewan uranium processing wastes.

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Tara Stratton
CIM Saskatoon Administrator