Daniel is a process engineer with over 5 years of experience in metallurgical testing and project-development of gold and polymetallic ores. His experience includes extensive design, due diligence, QA/QC and analysis of lab test work as well as on-site training for technicians and metallurgists. This skillset is key to his role supporting the Operations Optimization group, where he brings further insight to process circuit optimization through understanding the ore body, and it's metallurgical response.
While working at Barrick's Technology Center, Daniel gained valuable experience in the lab, providing metallurgical support for various major/mid-tier miners, including plant optimization and project development studies. Here, he developed a niche skillset in cyanide alternative lixiviant systems including thiosulfate, glycine, and halides as well as refractory ore processing and diagnostic gold deportment. He is a co-inventor of an enhanced thiosulfate leach technology for oxide ore processing.
Daniel is experienced in the development and management of geometallurgical programs for major gold and copper projects, including heap leach, copper-gold concentrator and polymetallic concentrator-leach circuits.
Daniel's recent experience includes working on the ramp-up of the pyrite leach plant at Newmont's Peñasquito mine in Mexico, where he provided on-site process plant support to diagnose circuit bottlenecks and identify opportunities for operational savings and improvements.
Daniel has a Masters in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of London.
- United Kingdom
- United States