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Argo Consulting, LLC

Argo Consulting

provides a wide range of expert process and water treatment consultant services to the mining industry.  Key specializations are mineral flotation and water treatment.A core support area is flotation.  Argo has experience and success experience in base metals sulfide, industrial minerals, iron ore and soluble salt minerals. 

Support covers the range of operation startup, process optimization, flowsheet development, research, process issue resolution, reagent development and training.  All aspects of mineral process operations and systematic impact on each unit operation are assessed and the cumulative impact on overall system capability, effectiveness and efficiency are incorporated in solutions.

Water treatment pertaining to process water chemistry management and water environmental discharge control is another core support area.   From a solid understanding of the chemistries involved, knowing how these impact the process and achievement of results and developing effective management solutions, Argo is capable of resolving and understanding a wide range of issues and capturing opportunities.  Experience in water and wastewater treatment from a broad range of non-mining industries is brought to bear in developing nontraditional, innovative solutions.

Bill Hancock, Argo's Principal, is very well established in the mining industry globally. He is a registered Professional Engineer and is qualified as the Society of Mining Engineers (SME) Registered Member and Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) Qualified Professional. Bill held research, operating, senior technical and executive positions for medium to large mining and commercial companies that has offered a valuable diversity and depth of experiences. This expertise is enhanced by a large amount of experiences in non-mining applications such as water and wastewater treatment at wineries, food processing plants, municipality, agriculture and general industrial applications. 

Consulting Services

  • Flotation
  • Mineral Process Optimization
  • Water Treatment
  • Waste Treatment
  • Operator Training


Mining Industry Advances Coarse Particle Flotation Recoveries

October 18th, 2017

Bill Hancock with other industry experts update recent coarse particle flotation understanding and technology advancements in the September 2017 Mining Magazine issue.

Bill Hancock Becomes SME Foundation President

March 3rd, 2017

Bill Hancock assumed the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Geology (SME) Foundation Presidency during the February 19-22, 2017 SME Annual Conference and Exhibit in Denver, CO. The SME Foundation financially supports mineral industry programs. Read more about Bill Hancock and the SME Foundation at the Zeroday blog.

Bill Hancock Elected Vice President SME Foundation

March 24th, 2015

Bill Hancock was elected to a 2-year term as Vice President for the Society of Mining Engineers Foundation (SMEF), at the SME Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, February 16-18, 2015. Hancock will be responsible for supporting the SMEF President, executive committee, Trustees and staff in developing and successfully executing fundraising programs necessary to fully fund SME’s education needs. […]