Mining

Author(s): 
Simon Hanrahan
Category: 
Project Evaluation
 
In the current resources environment, where market factors dictate that a resources company bring a product to market as quickly as possible - the planning and implementation of a project is critically important. At times, the observed experience within the industry of how
Author(s): 
Matthew Greentree, Louis Bucci and Gavin Chan
Category: 
Geology, Project Evaluation

China is the world’s second largest economy and has become one of the largest consumers of mineral resources (World Bank, 2013 & WTO, 2013). Despite being one of the major global mineral resource producers and importers, China faces a relative shortage of resources. In order to sustain the Read more... about Changes in Chinese Investment in the International Minerals Industry

Author(s): 
Matthew Greentree and Gavin Chan
Category: 
Geology

SRK Presentation at the Bali 2013 East Asia Symposium: Geology, Exploration Technologies and Mines, Indonesia, 27-29 May 2013. Read more... about Chinese Exploration Standards and Philosophy: Implications for outbound investment

Author(s): 
Zhanar Faizuldayeva
Category: 
Mining

Successful mine closure or reclamation processes have various definitions in jurisdictions around the world. Setting criteria for a successful mine closure is required to measure progress towards achieving the objectives of closure. The majority of existing guidelines are based on processes – Read more... about A comparative study of regulatory approaches to mine closure with a special emphasis on the current situation in the former Soviet Union

Author(s): 
Anne-Marie Ebbels
Category: 
Mining

Underground mine scheduling decision-making has been based on production requirements, equipment productivities and the mine planner’s instincts on the best scheduling strategy for the mine to optimise the net present value (NPV) of a project.

In the last few years, innovative software Read more... about Optimising Underground Mining Strategies

Author(s): 
Peter Fairfield
Category: 
Project Evaluation

This paper reflects on the author’s experiences in undertaking mining studies and reviewing mining projects and technical reports, particularly over the past five years, and the impact of recent changes in reporting standards and listing requirements pertaining to mining-related evaluation and Read more... about Managing Expectations - From Buyer Beware to Buyer Be Aware

Author(s): 
Keith Philpott
Category: 
Project Evaluation

SRK UK was mandated by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to carry out the technical due diligence study of the Bogdanka mine as part of PWC’s contract with the Polish Ministry of State Treasury for the pre-privatisation analysis of KWK Bogdanka SA. A team from SRK visited the mine during the Spring Read more... about Hard Coal Beyond Silesia

Author(s): 
S.B. Rees, K.D. Privett, Rob Bowell
Category: 
Geochemistry

Mining can have a wide range of impacts on the physical, social and economic environments and it has become an essential requirement for new projects to fully investigate these prior to commencement of operation. Environmental Baseline Assessments (EBAs) characterise the existing environment in Read more... about Geochemical Inputs to Risk Based Environmental Baseline Assessment

Author(s): 
Thomas Barnes, Rob Bowell, Devin Sapsford, J. Kofoed, Matthew Dey, Keith Williams, R. Annells, J. Grogan
Category: 
Project Evaluation

The Malmbjerg (a porphyry granitic ridge) in eastern Greenland hosts a significant world class molybdenum deposit of the ‘Climax’ (high-F low base metals) type. The detailed characterization of the potential of the Malmbjerg deposits to release Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) and Potentially Read more... about The Assessment of the ARD Potential for a 'Climax' Type Porphyry Molybdenum Deposit in a High Arctic Environment

Author(s): 
Sergei Sabanov
Category: 
Mining, Project Evaluation

Overview
• Comparison of technical studies
• Geology
• Geotechnics
• Mining
• Hydrogeology
• Processing
• Processing
• Tailings
• Environmental
• Economics
• Types of analysis
• Key problems Read more... about International approaches to mining projects: Due Diligence, Scoping, Pre-Feasibility, Feasibility Studies

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