Dr Cathy Evans

Senior Research Fellow

W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
c.evans@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65987

Overview

Research Interests

  • Geometallurgy and total deposit knowledge
  • Applied mineralogy
  • Mineral liberation

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Science (Minerals Engineering), University of Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Science (Engineering), University of London

Publications

  • Bradshaw, Dee, Wilkie, Greg, Becker, Megan, Evans, Cathy and Lotter, Norman O. (2019). Ore liberation analysis. In Robert C. Dunne, S. Komar Kawatra and Courtney A. Young (Ed.), SME mineral processing and extractive metallurgy handbook (pp. 69-88) Englewood, CO, United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

  • Mariano, R. A. and Evans, C. L. (2018) The effect of breakage energies on the mineral liberation properties of ores. Minerals Engineering, 126 184-193. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2018.06.029

  • Lotter, N. O., Evans, C. L. and Engstrom, K. (2018). Sampling - A key tool in modern process mineralogy. In: MEI Process Mineralogy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, (196-202). Mar, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2017.07.013

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

  • Process Mineralogy. Edited by Becker, M., Wightman, E. M. and Evans, C. L. Brisbane, Australia: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, 2016.

Book Chapter

  • Bradshaw, Dee, Wilkie, Greg, Becker, Megan, Evans, Cathy and Lotter, Norman O. (2019). Ore liberation analysis. In Robert C. Dunne, S. Komar Kawatra and Courtney A. Young (Ed.), SME mineral processing and extractive metallurgy handbook (pp. 69-88) Englewood, CO, United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

  • Wightman, E. M., Evans, C.L., Becker, M. and Gu, Y. (2016). Automated scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry. In Megan Becker, Elaine Wightman and Cathy Evans (Ed.), Process mineralogy (pp. 97-107) Brisbane, Australia: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre.

  • Evans, C. L. and Morrison, R. D. (2016). Mineral liberation. In Megan Becker, Elaine Wightman and Cathy Evans (Ed.), Process mineralogy (pp. 219-233) Brisbane, Australia: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre.

  • Evans, Cathy (2015). Mineral liberation. In Professor Alban J. Lynch (Ed.), Comminution handbook (pp. 11-23) Carlton, Victoria: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

  • Weedon, D.M., Napier-Munn, T. J. and Evans, C. L. (1990). Studies of mineral liberation performance in sulphide comminution circuits.. In P. M. J. Gray, G. J. Bowyer, J. F. Castle, D. J. Vaughan and N. A. Warner (Ed.), Sulphide deposits—their origin and processing (pp. 135-154) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-94-009-0809-3_9

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lotter, N. O., Evans, C. L. and Engstrom, K. (2018). Sampling - A key tool in modern process mineralogy. In: MEI Process Mineralogy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, (196-202). Mar, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2017.07.013

  • Andrusiewicz, M., Evans, C. L., Mariano, R., Morrison, R. D. and Wightman, E. M. (2016). A texture-based model of mineral liberation. In: XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress Proceedings. IMPC 2016 - 28th International Mineral Processing Congress, Québec City, Canada, (689-699). 11-15 September 2016.

  • Wightman, E. M. and Evans, C. L. (2016). Assessing mineralogical indicators for ore hardness. In: XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress Proceedings. IMPC 2016 - 28th International Mineral Processing Congress, Quebec City, Canada, (864-871). 11-15 September 2016.

  • Wightman, E. M. and Evans, C. L. (2016). Developing and sustaining capability in process mineralogy. In: IMPC 2016 - 28th International Mineral Processing Congress. 28th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2016, Quebec City, Canada, (6171-6180). 11-15 September 2016.

  • Resabal, Vannie J., Manlapig, Emmanuel, Evans, Catherine L. and Wightman, Elaine M. (2014). A method using 2-D images of particles obtained from SEM-based image analysis system to model mineral liberation in regrind stirred mills. In: 3rd International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy '14), Cape Town, South Africa, (). 17-19 November 2014.

  • Edraki, M., Huynh, T., Baumgartl, T., Huang, L., Andrusiewicz, M., Tungpalan, K., Tayebi-Khorami, M., Wightman, E., Palaniandy, S., Manlapig, E., Evans, C., Farrokhpay, S., Bradshaw, D. and Vink, S. (2014). Designer tailings – an integrated model for tailings management. In: Life-of-Mine 2014: Delivering sustainable legacies through integrated Life-of-Mine Planning. Life-of-Mine 2014, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (599-607). 16-18 July 2014.

  • Edraki, Mansour, Huynh, Trang, Baumgartl, Thomas, Huang, Longbin, Andrusiewicz, Michal, Tungpalan, Kate, Tayebi-Khorami, Maedeh, Wightman, Elaine, Palaniandy, Sam, Manlapig, Emmanuel, Evans, Cathy, Farrokhpay, Saeed, Bradshaw, Dee and Vink, Sue (2014). Designer tailings: improving the management of tailings through collaborative research. In: H. Miller and L. Preuss, 8th AMD: Proceedings of the Eighth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage. AMD14: The Triennial 8th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (173-182). 29 April–2 May, 2014.

  • Wightman, Elaine M., Evans, Catherine L. and Tungpalan, Djoan (2014). Measurement and interpretation of textural features at meso-scale. In: Proceedings of Process Mineralogy '14. 3rd International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy '14), Cape Town, South Africa, (). 17-19 November 2014.

  • Evans, Catherine L., Wightman, Elaine M. and Yuan, Xiaoli (2014). Quantifying mineral grain size distributions for process modelling. In: Proceedings of Process Mineralogy '14. 3rd International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy '14), Cape Town, South Africa, (78-83). 17-19 November 2014. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2015.03.026

  • Edraki, Mansour, Huynh, Trang, Baumgartl, Thomas, Huang, Longbin, Andrusiewicz, Michal, Tungpalan, Kate, Tayebi-Khorami, Maedeh, Wightman, Elaine, Palaniandy, Sam, Manlapig, Emmanuel, Evans, Cathy, Farrokhpay, Saeed, Bradshaw, Dee and Vink, Sue (2013). Designing mine tailings through collaborative research. In: Stuart Winchester, Fernando Valenzuela and David Mulligan, enviromine2013: 3rd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining. Proceedings. enviromine2013: 3rd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining, Santiago, Chile, (231-239). 4-6 December, 2013.

  • Evans, Catherine L., Andrusiewicz, Michal M., Wightman, Elaine M., Brennan, Matthew S., Morrison, Robert D. and Manlapig, Emmanuel (2013). Simulating concentrators from feed to final products using a multi-component methodology. In: 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit (SME 2013) and CMA 115th National Western Mining Conference Mining: It’s About the People. 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit (SME 2013) and CMA 115th National Western Mining Conference, Denver, CO, United States, (490). 24-27 February 2013.

  • Evans, Catherine L., Wightman, Elaine M. and Yuan, Xiaoli (2012). Characterising ore micro-texture using x-ray micro-tomography. In: 44th Annual Meeting of the CMP. 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mineral Processors, Ottawa, Canada, (409-417). 17-19 January 2012.

  • Bradshaw, D. J., Wightman, E. M., Evans, C. L. and Triffett, B. (2012). Characterising the reasons for the difference in performance of two ore blends in early processing at OZ Minerals Prominent Hill operation. In: Peter Hills (Conference Chair), Proceedings: 11th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012. 11th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012, Hobart, Tasmania, (273-278). 29-31 October 2012.

  • Evans, Catherine L. and Napier-Munn, Timothy J. (2012). Estimsting error in measurements of mineral grain size distribution. In: Process Mineralogy '12: Proceedings. Process Mineralogy '12, Cape Town, South Africa, (). 7-9 November 2012.

  • Wightman, Elaine M. and Evans, Catherine L. (2012). Representing and interpreting the liberation spectrum in a processing context. In: Process Mineralogy '12: Proceedings. Process Mineralogy '12, Cape Town, South Africa, (). 7-9 November 2012.

  • Wightman, Elaine M., Evans, Catherine L. and Bradshaw, Dee J. (2011). Investigating the behaviour of secondary copper sulphide minerals at plant scale.. In: Flotation '11, Cape Town, S. A., (). November 14-17, 2011.

  • Wightman, Elaine M., Evans, Catherine L., Bradshaw, Dee J. and Manlapig, Emmanuel (2010). Predicting flotation response from liberation information. In: XXV International Mineral Processing Congress - IMPC 2010 'Smarter processing for the future. International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (3403-3409). 6-10 September, 2010.

  • Evans, C. L., Coulter, B. L., Wightman, E. M. and Burrows, A. S. (2009). Improving energy efficiency across mineral processing and smelting operations - A new approach.. In: SDIMI 2009 Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry - 2009 conference. SDIMI 2009, Gold Coast, QLD, (9-13). 6-8 July, 2009.

  • Evans, C. L. and Wightman, E. M. (2009). Modelling liberation of comminuted particles. Preprint 09-088.. In: SME Annual Meeting. SME Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, (1-3). 22-25 February 2009.

  • Hunt, J. A., Berry, R., Walters, S., Bonnici, N., Kamenetsky, M., Nguyen, K. and Evans, C. L. (2008). A new look at mineral maps and the potential relationships of extracted data to mineral processing behaviours. In: Ninth International Congress for Applied Mineralogy. ICAM Australia 2008, Brisbane, QLD, (429-432). 8-10 September, 2008.

  • Wightman, E.M., Evans, C. L., Vizcarra, T. and Sandoval, G. (2008). Process mineralogy as a tool in modelling mineral processing operations.. In: Ninth International Congress for Applied Mineralogy. ICAM Australia 2008, Brisbane, QLD, (475-481). 8-10 September, 2008.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision