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

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

  • Becker, M., Wightman, E. M. and Evans, C. L. eds. (2016). Process Mineralogy. JKMRC Monograph series in Mining and Mineral Processing, Brisbane, Australia: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre.

Book Chapter

  • Bradshaw, Dee, Wilkie, Greg, Becker, Megan, Evans, Cathy and Lotter, Norman O. (2019). Ore liberation analysis. SME mineral processing and extractive metallurgy handbook. (pp. 69-88) edited by Robert C. Dunne, S. Komar Kawatra and Courtney A. Young. 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. Process mineralogy. (pp. 97-107) edited by Megan Becker, Elaine Wightman and Cathy Evans. Brisbane, Australia: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre.

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

  • Evans, Cathy (2015). Mineral liberation. Comminution handbook. (pp. 11-23) edited by Professor Alban J. Lynch. 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.. Sulphide deposits—their origin and processing. (pp. 135-154) edited by P. M. J. Gray, G. J. Bowyer, J. F. Castle, D. J. Vaughan and N. A. Warner. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-009-0809-3_9

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Demir, Konuray, Whiten, W. J., Morrison, Angus, Runge, Kym, Evans, Cathy and Kohmuench, J. (2019). Developing a semi-empirical model of the HydroFloat™ Cell: part 1: a hindered settling classification model. Flotation 2019, Cape Town, South Africa, 11-14 November 2019.

  • Tungpalan, Kate, Wightman, Elaine and Evans, Cathy (2019). Key ore textures influencing separation behaviour of ores. 15th SGA Biennial Meeting on Life with Ore Deposits on Earth, Glasgow, Scotland, 27-30 August, 2019. Geneva, Switzerland: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).

  • Lotter, N. O., Evans, C. L. and Engstrom, K. (2018). Sampling - A key tool in modern process mineralogy. MEI Process Mineralogy Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, Mar, 2017. Oxford, United Kingdom: Pergamon Press. 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. IMPC 2016 - 28th International Mineral Processing Congress, Québec City, Canada, 11-15 September 2016. Québec City, Canada: Canadian Institute Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

  • Wightman, E. M. and Evans, C. L. (2016). Assessing mineralogical indicators for ore hardness. IMPC 2016 - 28th International Mineral Processing Congress, Quebec City, Canada, 11-15 September 2016. Quebec City, Canada: Canadian Institute Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

  • Wightman, E. M. and Evans, C. L. (2016). Developing and sustaining capability in process mineralogy. 28th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2016, Quebec City, Canada, 11-15 September 2016. Westmount, Canada: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

  • 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. 3rd International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy '14), Cape Town, South Africa, 17-19 November 2014. Minerals Engineering International.

  • 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. Life-of-Mine 2014, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 16-18 July 2014. Carlton, VIC, Australia: AUSIMM.

  • 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. AMD14: The Triennial 8th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 29 April–2 May, 2014. Indooroopilly, QLD, Australia: JKTech.

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

  • Evans, Catherine L., Wightman, Elaine M. and Yuan, Xiaoli (2014). Quantifying mineral grain size distributions for process modelling. 3rd International Symposium on Process Mineralogy (Process Mineralogy '14), Cape Town, South Africa, 17-19 November 2014. OXFORD: Minerals Engineering International. 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. enviromine2013: 3rd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining, Santiago, Chile, 4-6 December, 2013. Santiago, Chile: Gecamin.

  • 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. 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit (SME 2013) and CMA 115th National Western Mining Conference, Denver, CO, United States, 24-27 February 2013. Littleton, CO, United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

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

  • 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. 11th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference 2012, Hobart, Tasmania, 29-31 October 2012. Carlton, Victoria: AusIMM: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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

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

  • Wightman, Elaine M., Evans, Catherine L. and Bradshaw, Dee J. (2011). Investigating the behaviour of secondary copper sulphide minerals at plant scale.. 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. International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, 6-10 September, 2010. Carlton, VIC, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

  • 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.. SDIMI 2009, Gold Coast, QLD, 6-8 July, 2009. Carlton, VIC: AusIMM.

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

  • 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. ICAM Australia 2008, Brisbane, QLD, 8-10 September, 2008. Carlton, VIC: AusIMM.

  • Wightman, E.M., Evans, C. L., Vizcarra, T. and Sandoval, G. (2008). Process mineralogy as a tool in modelling mineral processing operations.. ICAM Australia 2008, Brisbane, QLD, 8-10 September, 2008. Carlton, VIC: AusIMM.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision