Can a Simple Price-rise Unlock Complex Copper Orebodies?

Prof Rick Valenta
Session 2

Numerous recent analyses have shown that future demand for a broad range of critical commodities is unlikely to be met by new discoveries and recycling alone.  The only practical alternative…

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Innovative CSR in Mining: Development through Corporate Community Partnerships

Jerome Ofori
Session 2

Extraction of mineral resources has failed to bring about the anticipated development in many resource-rich countries in the developing world. Instead, mining remains a highly contentious issue in most of…

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Accounting for social and environmental complexities in mining project develo...

Eleonore Lebre
Session 3

A significant proportion of mineral resources around the world are currently on hold, and a common assumption is that a rise in commodity prices will make these deposits economic. However,…

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Martabe Gold Mine, Indonesia: a positive solution for positive reconciliation

Maree Angus
Session 4

The prospect of a positive mill reconciliation at a mine is a double-edged-sword. Much back slapping happens. The bank and the board can’t get enough until the downside becomes apparent….

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Pilar Gold Mine: Challenges to consider with a complex orebody in the Iron Qu...

Eric Duarte
Session 5

Pilar is an underground gold mine located in the northeast part of the Iron Quadrangle, a mineral province located in the Southeast region of Brazil, which has been an area…

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Geometallurgy Application to Characterize Problematic Ore at Grasberg Porphyr...

Wahyu Garjito
Session 5

Grasberg Open Pit mining is operated by PT Freeport Indonesia. The deposit is associated with volcanic rocks and quartz monzodiorite intrusions that form an igneous complex. The Grasberg Igneous Complex…

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Forecast the mineral processing destinations based on spatial interpolation o...

Yerniyaz Abildin
Session 6

Production forecasting is a vital step in mine planning, scheduling, energy consumption and cost analysis that leads to optimize the profitability and bankability in a mining project, in which the…

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Sensitive dependence on initial conditions in resource estimation

Danny Kentwell
Session 8

This extended abstract and associated presentation provide a series of real examples of the complex interactions between the numerous input parameters, both geological and mathematical, that are required for resource…

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A Case Study of Technical, Social and Environmental Challenges for a Gold Pro...

Prof Rick Valenta
Session 8

Most developing projects face a range of technical and non-technical challenges, and examination of development histories can potentially provide insights into improved approaches to project development.  The Kestanelik project in…

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Case Study – Ernest Henry Mine: Designing step out zones in an inclined sub-l...

Peter Nichols
Session 11

Ernest Henry mine (EHM) is an underground inclined sub-level caving mine located in north-west Queensland, Australia. First production commenced in late 2011 and it has now ramped up to a…

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Application of Enterprise Optimization considering Ultra High Intensity Blasting

Stewart Howe
Session 11

Mine-to-Mill optimization typically employs increased blasting intensity to debottleneck a power constrained comminution circuit. This case study assesses existing engineering research and industrial trials on the interaction between blasting fragmentation…

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Metallurgical Process Difficulties Developing Flowsheets for Double Refractor...

Damian Connelly
Session 12

Subsequently exploration drill core samples were prepared and tested in the laboratory to establish if the ore was free milling. The results for the cyanide leach gold recoveries were very…

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