About Us

ALTA Metallurgical Services was established by metallurgical consultant Alan Taylor in Melbourne, Australia in 1985, to serve the mining, minerals and metallurgical industries world-wide.

Alan has continued as Principal to the present time. He has over 30 years international experience in the mining, metallurgical and chemical industries, involving consulting, project development, study management, engineering, operations, plant start-up, technology development, presentation of seminars and short courses, and convening of international technical conferences. Prior to ALTA, Alan spent many years in senior positions with major international engineering firms.

ALTA Conferences:
ALTA convenes international technical conferences and associated trade exhibitions and seminars focusing on: Nickel/Cobalt, Copper, Uranium, SX/IX, Materials & other key topics. ALTA conferences have become established as major events on the international metallurgical calendar

Short Courses:
Topics include: A-Z of Copper Ore Leaching, Uranium Ore Processing, Heap Leaching, SX/EW Design, Nickel/Cobalt Laterites Processing

Publications & Papers:
Sales of proceedings and manuals from Conferences, Seminars and Short Courses

Free Library:
The ALTA Free Library includes conference proceedings from 1995 -2009. It will be expanded each year, providing a major ongoing resource to the metallurgical industry. ALTA will continue to offer a selection of free papers from recent conferences.

Business size

1-10 employees


Commercial presence