About Downstream Consulting

Consulting to the Resource Sector

Downstream Consulting is a technical consulting organization, established in 2005. Downstream Consulting is based in Perth, Western Australia, specializing in studies, reviews, audits and development of technical business processes.

Downstream Consulting specializes in projects for downstream processing in the Mineral Resource Sector.

Fields of competency include:

  • Technology Development
  • Engineering, Project and Study Management
  • Technical Business Processes and Quality Systems
  • Technical Risk Management
  • Knowledge Management

Downstream Consulting personnel have experience in pyro-metallurgy, hydrometallurgy, mining and mineral processing.


  • Iron making, including:
    • HIsmelt
    • Finmet
    • AusIron
    • Midrex ITmk3®
  • Non-ferrous, including:
    • Lead smelting and refining
    • Zinc fuming
    • Nickel smelting


  • Non-ferrous, including:
    • Autoclaves
    • Copper leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning
    • Alternative Nickel processes
    • Zinc leaching and electrowinning
    • Uranium solvent extraction
  • Rare Earths processing and separation

Mining and Minerals Processing

  • Iron ore
  • Mineral Sands
  • Rare Earths