Eddie McLean

Manager, Minerals Consulting

Eddie is a metallurgist/process engineer with 35+ years experience from process teams management and engineering design through to feasibility studies; detail process design, commissioning and project ramp-up. Eddie is globally recongised as a leader in cost-effective plant design.

Eddie's extensive experience in the minerals industry encompasses management of process teams, process and engineering design activities, scoping and supervision of metallurgical test work; managing and lead process roles for concept through to feasibility studies; detail process design, plant commissioning and ramp-up for project delivery; technical support to operations.

His minerals processing and extractive metallurgy experience is principally for precious metals (gold, silver), base metals (copper, lead, nickel, zinc), mineral sands and industrial minerals, for which he is recognised as a leader in cost effective plant design.

He has been involved in numerous studies, projects and operations have been in Australia and in several of the main mining centres and mineral provinces around the world. Eddie has managed and directed regional and national groups of process engineers, and provided technical support to international group offices.

Eddie is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Country experience:

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Fiji
  • Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Mali
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Romania
  • Senegal
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia.
Areas of expertise
Minerals & Metals
Process Plants
  • Conceptual & Feasibility Studies
  • Copper & Mineral Processing Plants
  • Gold Processing Plants
  • Hydrometallurgical Plants
  • NI 43-101 & JORC Code Technical Reports