ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Michael is a senior metallurgist at Magotteaux, Australia. A minerals processing engineer from the University of South Australia, Michael started his career working at the renowned Broken Hill as a graduate-come-plant metallurgist where his love of flotation started. Since joining Magotteaux in 2008, Michael has specialised in the effect of grinding media on downstream processing (flotation and leaching) as well as developed a keen interest in improving grinding efficiency through better ball size selection, liner design, cyclone operation and circuit configuration.
During his time with Magotteaux, Michael has supported the mining industries in Australia, South America and North America working with clients to deliver technical studies to help to optimise their grinding, flotation and leaching performance. This has exposed Michael to many different comminution circuit designs, philosophies, and practices and strengthened his appreciation for efficient comminution practices.