Aurélie Chopard

Mineralogy and Geochemistry Specialist
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
  • Aurélie Chopard earned an engineering degree from the École des Mines d’Alès, with a specialization in mineral resources and mining operations. She furthered her studies at Université du Québec en Abitibi Témiscamingue (Rouyn Noranda campus) and Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France), where she completed her doctorate in December 2016. Since then, she has worked in the technical services division of gold mining company Agnico Eagle, where she provides support for mineralogy projects and oversees the integration of geometallurgy into the company’s practices.

October 23, 2019

Presented by:



Session co-chairs:

Laura Pérez-Barnuevo and Sylvie Lévesque


(Conference given in French)



Geometallurgy and Geoenvironment: How to Apply Geometallurgical Principles to the Management of Mine Tailings


Geometallurgy chiefly applies to the optimization of mineral processing methods. In theory, geometallurgy is multidisciplinary, but the environmental component is often relegated to the back burner, despite the numerous challenges of managing mine tailings. This presentation will review the challenges of communicating and implementing a geoenvironmental approach when developing mining projects. We will focus on the importance of mineralogical characterization, and we will make technical recommendations for applying geometallurgy to the geochemical characterization of mine wastes.

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  • Duration : 30 minutes
  • Geometallurgy Room
  • Rates : 1-day - REGULAR 325$ / ON-SITE 425$ | 2-days - REGULAR 525$ / ON-SITE 625$ | Students : 70 $