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Expert in Precious Metals Chemistry, Mining, Refining

Expert ID: 728927 Spain

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Expert is an inorganic chemist/ extractive metallurgist who has been active in precious metals recovery and refining for 24 years, mainly gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

He has a thorough knowledge of pyro-, hydro- and electro-metallurgy methods, processes, capital equipment, sampling, chemical analysis for recovering/refining PMs and PGMS from anode slimes, minerals, electronics, bullion, scrap metal, jewelery residues, carat gold and any material containing them.

He is aware of new developments in Ion exchange, solvent extraction and others.

A lawyer representing a gold mining company in Central America with strong opposicion from ecological and media groups contacted Expert to give a clear explanation of the project, inform of alternatives to cyanide, analysis of proposed flow sheet, similar projects around the world.A small precious metals refinery in Spain asked Expert to develop a new flow sheet for recovery and refining gold, silver, platinum and palladium. A new acid leaching method was developed less agressive, based on ion-exchange recovery.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: Maestro Industrial Químico Subject: Chemistry Institution: Escuela de Maestría de Bilbao

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Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Title: Technical Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Implementing an aqua regia refining process
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Title: Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: refining precious metals, diamonds recovery.
Years: 2000 to 2011 Employer: Self employed, Contractor Title: Technical Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Precious Metals refining
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: PMT Consulting Ltd Responsibilities: Consultant on precious metals refining

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