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Mike Botz is president of Elbow Creek Engineering and a registered professional engineering consultant providing industrial process design and engineering services. Mr. Botz holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. For over twenty years, Mr. Botz has augmented engineering staffs to complete projects ranging in scope from conceptual process evaluations through pilot testing, process design and plant commissioning. Mr. Botz is an experienced chemical process engineer with particular expertise in upfront process development, process modeling, laboratory/pilot testwork and cyanide-related technologies.

Work History


Senior Process Engineer, UniField Engineering, Billings, MT, USA


Consulting Process Engineer, Elbow Creek Engineering, Billings, MT, USA



B.S. Chemical Engineering, Montana State University


M.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University


Registered Professional Engineer:  MT, WY, NV, CO


Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)


Mr. Botz has authored and co-authored over 40 publications - below is a partial list.


Botz, M.M., E. Milosavljevic and I. Ward, "Measurement of Weak and Dissociable (WAD) Cyanide with a Modified Potentiometric Titration", Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, pp. 197-204, Vol. 30, No. 4, November, 2013.


Botz, M.M., C. Flemming and K. Ford, “Cyanide Leaching of Gold-Copper Porphyries: Chemistry and Challenges”, Presented at World Gold 2011, Montreal, Canada, October 3-5, 2011.


Botz, M.M., A. Kaczmarek and S. Orser, "Managing Copper in Leach Solution at the Çöpler Gold Mine: Laboratory Testing and Process Design", Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, pp. 133-138, Vol. 28, No. 3, August, 2011.


Delgado, A., M. Botz, C. Bucknam, E. Milasovljevic and A. Staley, "Cyanide Management Through Proper Measurement", Hydrometallurgy 2008, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, April 17-20, 2008.


Botz, M.M., "Review of Online Cyanide Analyzer Technology", Presented at the 2007 Precious Metals Symposium, Tucson, Arizona, October 3-6, 2007.


Botz, M., T. Mudder and A. Akcil, "Cyanide Treatment: Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes", Chapter 6.2.1 in Advances in Gold Ore Processing, Ed. M. Adams, Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam, 2005.


Botz, M., T. Mudder, S. Mitchell, M. Nahir, S. Thomas, J. Gano, J. Mendiuk, B. Yaremko and D. Noble, "Water Treatment Pilot Testing at the Colomac Mine", Proceedings of the Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC) Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, May 4-6, 2003.


Botz, M. and T. Mudder, "Treatment of Solutions and Slurries for Cyanide Removal", Chapter D-L in Mineral Processing Plant Design Handbook, Edited by E. Mular and Bhoppu, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), Littleton, Colorado, 2002.


Mudder, T., M. Botz and A. Smith, Chemistry and Treatment of Cyanidation Wastes, 2nd Edition, Mining Journal Books Limited, London, 2001.


Botz, M.M., W. Phillips, T. Polglase and R. Jenny, "Technologies for the Regeneration of Cyanide from Thiocyanate", Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, pp. 126-132, Vol. 18, No. 3, August, 2001.


Botz, M.M. and T.I. Mudder, "Modeling of Cyanide Attenuation in Tailings Impoundments", Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, pp. 228-233, Vol. 17, No. 4, November, 2000.

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