Rob Raponi

Principal Metallurgist

A Senior Metallurgist and Mineral Processing Engineer, Robert has 35+ years of experience in mineral processing projects and operations, focusing on gold projects.

I bring my experience and knowledge in operations and engineering to each project to ensure our clients get the right solutions to their challenges.  Providing fit for purpose solutions is what we do well.

Rob has worked on multiple international projects with his main areas of focus including operations (analysis, troubleshoot, optimization), project development (metallurgical development, study management, engineering) and consulting.

Rob’s core expertise is in project metallurgical development, process flowsheet development, process engineering, cost control and efficiency, report writing, NI 43-101 reports, due diligence technical evaluation and support, process operating and capital cost estimating.

Rob specialises in:

  • Metallurgical engineering and test programs
  • Mineral processing
  • Operations nanagement
  • Design
  • Flowsheet development
  • Gold recovery
  • Comminution circuits.

Country experience:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Surinam
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Venezuela.
Areas of expertise
Minerals & Metals
Process Plants
  • Conceptual & Feasibility Studies
  • Copper & Mineral Processing Plants
  • Gold Processing Plants
  • Heap Leach
  • NI 43-101 & JORC Code Technical Reports
  • Tailings Management & Metal Recovery