Geology students from the University of the Western Cape spent the day at UCT's Centre for Minerals Research in Department of Chemical Engineering to learn about mineral processing. Thirty six second- year and four third-year students, led by their lecturer, Eugene Grosch, himself a UCT geology graduate, came for the visit.
Hosted by Associate Professor Dee Bradshaw and Megan Becker, and with many others from the department, the students were given a morning of introductory lectures to process mineralogy and the geology of the Bushveld Complex. Much research of the Centre for Minerals Research is focused on and sponsored by the South African platinum industry. After lunch, there were visits to various laboratories within the department as well as a challenging practical assignment, based on their new knowledge. "The overall response from the UWC students was enthusiastic and encouraging for future collaboration between the institutions in the area of process mineralogy," Bradshaw said.
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