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The 2003 Arthur F. Taggart Award  

Awarded To: James L. Oleson

For the paper “Recovering Gold from Carbon Fines by a Gold Transfer Process” published in MINERALS & METALLURGICAL PROCESSING, February 2003.
Oleson received a B.S. degree in 1976 from the Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO. He majored in chemistry and English and minored in mathematics. He received an M.S. in mineral preparation engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2003. Oleson worked for Hazen Research in Golden, CO from 1976 to 1982. He began in the analytical lab as an analyst and became head of the radio chemistry lab. From 1982 to 1990, he worked in process development on various projects as research chemist. From 1990 to 1996, Oleson worked as chief chemist for Amax Gold at its Sleeper gold mine. He is currently employed as chief chemist at Fairbanks Gold Mining’s Fort Knox Mine, formerly owned by Amax Gold, now owned by Kinross Gold.

About The Arthur F. Taggart Award:

The Arthur F. Taggart Award, established in 1970, is made for the paper or series of closely related papers with at least one common author, which in the opinion of the Committee represents a notable contribution to the science of minerals processing.


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