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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

News

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. […]

Bill Hancock Achieved AusIMM Fellow Member Status

November 3rd, 2014

Bill Hancock was informed the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Board of Directors approved his promotion to Fellow Member status effective end of July 2014. This is AusIMM’s most senior membership level. The Fellow Member elevation was made based on his experience and industry professional stature. Melbourne, Australia based, AusIMM is the second […]

Bill Hancock Appointed to the Society of Mining Engineer’s Foundation Executive Committee

October 9th, 2014

Bill Hancock was appointed to the SMEF Executive Committee.  Hancock has been a Foundation Trustee since 2012 and was given this additional leadership responsibility.  The Executive Committee consists of the Past President, President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Ad Hoc Committee member (position Bill assumed) and key SME Executive and management staff. Through their fundraising focus, SMEF […]