Mining as a complex system: Do we need a new model?

Anna Littleboy
Session 2

Geological heterogeneity is one dimension of complexity in mining.  Significant effort is put into developing an understanding of this complexity so it can be used in resource estimation, mine planning…

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Can the concept of the circular economy help unlock complex orebodies?

Glen Corder
Session 2

The concept of the circular economy, which has been gaining traction both in Europe and China, can conceivably transform key elements of current mining industry practices. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation,…

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Machine learning for geometallurgy: a case study from the Ban Houayxai Gold-S...

James Carpenter
Session 4

The Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation is a producing asset for Australian-based copper and gold producer, PanAust Limited. The Operation lies within PanAust’s 2,600 square-kilometre Phu Bia Contract Area in northern…

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Dynamic geometallurgical prediction and simulation through the applications o...

Dr Penny Stewart
Session 6

Conventional empirical geometallurgical models are primarily based upon a testing of hand-sized rock samples to represent orebody complexity.  Geometallurgical testing programs typically sample less than a tonne of ore. In…

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Putting the “GEO” back in front of GEOmetallurgy: Importance of early impleme...

Warren Potma
Session 6

Truly integrated, quantitative, 3D GEOmetallurgical (or mineral system) characterisation, classification and 3D modelling can, and should, provide a cradle to grave unifying link across the exploration and mining value chain….

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The interplay between geology, business and technology – key influences...

Elliott Kahn
Session 7

Mount Whaleback is one of the largest iron formation deposits in the world and has been consistently exploited for over 50 years, making it an ideal site for a case…

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Long term mining schedule optimisation

Alexey Tsoy
Session 7

This abstract describes long term mining schedule optimization approach that may be suitable for complex marginal projects and is based on modern scheduling techniques. The techniques are an attempt to…

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3D Estimation of Variables with Complexity in Cross-Correlation Structures

Dr Nasser Madani
Session 8

Linear interpolation of geo-related variables is important in different aspects of mining engineering such as long and short-term mine planning. The ore deposit description obtained from spatial modeling of blast…

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Arsenic in Complex Orebodies, sustainability issues and potential solutions

Dr Maedeh Tayebi-Khorami
Session 10

There is an increasing trend in the extraction and development of copper resources from complex deposits. These complex deposits pose mineral processing challenges, as they often contain low grade disseminated…

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Optimised drill targeting using dynamic 3D modelling, Martabe Gold Mine, Indo...

Sonia Konopa
Session 12

As a project moves through the mine life cycle, the quantity of data available increases and the understanding of the orebody matures. Incorporating new information quickly and efficiently in current…

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