Your Metallurgical Workshop

AuTec is a full-service metallurgical testing lab and piloting facility, serving the mining industry. Our team of metallurgists will work with you to design an effective test program to select, de-risk or optimize your process flowsheet. Let us help you make the most of your mine!

AuTec is a world leading laboratory dedicated to innovation in the gold processing industry.  AuTec have an experienced staff with a record of developing novel technologies to unlock value from challenging projects. As a professor at UBC, I have many graduate students that work with the AuTec team on their thesis projects. The AuTec team have provided excellent training in the safe use of complex equipment (autoclaves) and assisted by providing timely chemical analysis and insightful mineralogical support.  Our projects have related to autoclave chemistry, iron precipitation and thiosulfate leaching for gold recovery.  AuTec has a special skill in safety around laboratory and plant autoclaves and has assisted us in safe operation at our laboratory at UBC.

Prof. David Dreisinger, Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy
University of British Columbia

AuTec is an exceptional partner in the evaluation and development of processing solutions to challenges our mining industry faces today.  The unique skills, capabilities and dedication of its personnel to serve its clientele in finding innovative answers to decades’ old problems is second to none.

Peter Kondos, CEO
YaKum Consulting Inc.

We have used AuTec on a number of projects.  I am always impressed with the quality of the testwork as well as the thorough analyses that they provide.  Whereas other labs give you spreadsheets, AuTec takes the time to write up proper reports and explain the results.   We have used their reports as part of our NI 43-101 technical studies.  I am also pleased that they have all the facilities under one roof: mineralogy, assay lab, metallurgical testing, etc.  This makes it easier to coordinate the various test programs.

Nathan M. Stubina, Managing Director
McEwen Mining

Porgera Joint Venture has utilised the laboratory and testing services of AuTec in Canada for the past 3 years for our concentrate assays.  We have always found their service and communication levels to be of the highest standard.

Karen Pitts, Group Financial Accountant and Treasury
Porgera Service Company

The value of working with AuTec is in the work quality, responsiveness, attention to the details, and personal service from the staff. AuTec has world-class professional people and provides services with highest quality. AuTec (including Barrick Technology Centre and Placer Dome Research Centre) has an impressive track record of value-add to the mining industry through the development of innovative processes.

Ahmad Ghahreman, Assistant Professor, Hydrometallurgy and Environment
Queen's University

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AuTec’s assayers, technicians and metallurgists offer expertise in a wide range of metallurgical processing applications, from comminution studies, to mineral processing, to hydrometallurgy and environmental studies, supported by top quality mineralogical and analytical capabilities.

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AuTec is well equipped to handle a wide range of analytical, mineralogical, comminution and metallurgical challenges with an extensive and specialized selection of equipment.

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Case Studies

AuTec staff have carried out a significant number of projects throughout the world. These projects have included commissioning of new plants or processes, troubleshooting of existing processes, and operational surveys with an aim to improve metallurgical performance.

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Team Leaders

Noelene Ahern

Acting Managing Director 

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John Jiang

Manager, Mineral Processing 

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Peter Whittaker

Manager, Mineralogy 

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Jack Biln

Analytical Supervisor 

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Tracy McCourt

Manager, Business Services 

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