Mining

Author(s): 
William Gibson
Category: 
Geotechnical
 
The assessment of rock mass strength is a key element for the analysis of many rock excavations, both open pit and underground. There have been attempts to assess this strength using a suitable rock mass strength criterion having input derived using a Rock Mass Classification
Author(s): 
Sylvie Ogier-Halim, Tim Berry and Jurgen Schaeffer
Category: 
Environmental/Social
 
The Amaam Coking Coal Project is located in the extreme north-east of Russia, near the Arctic Circle and comprises the following key components; a large scale open cast mine producing premium coking coal, a sea port, and road and rail connection from the mining areas to the
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

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