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MICHAEL BRAAKSMA B.E.(Chem) CP(Metallurgy)

Contract Mineral Processing Engineer / Metallurgist

Michael is a mineral processing engineer with 21 years of experience across operations, testwork investigations, plant design, project evaluation, manufacturing, commissioning and consulting.  He has mineral design and operational experience in base metals, precious metals, diamond and coal industries.   In addition he has worked in a variety of companies varying from a mining junior to a major industrial gas supplier, and recently for a professional services firm delivering services and technologies across the life-cycle of mining projects.

Michael of Yarrabubba Mineral Processing Services (YMPS) is a chartered professional engineer and is available to assist clients in the following areas:

  • Metallurgical Testwork Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Site Support Services
  • Client Metallurgical Representative and Due Diligence

YMPS has specialist knowledge and experience in:

  • Copper heap leaching – oxide and transition ores
  • Copper solvent extraction and electrowinning
  • Pre-concentration systems for diamonds, base metals, silver and gold ores
  • Gravity recovery systems  – IPJ, Batch Centrifugal Concentrators
  • Gold/Silver leaching and recovery circuits
  • Modular plant designs
  • Evaluation studies