- Current complex orebodies – technical
- Defining and understanding complexity as it applies to the entire mining life cycle
- Meeting future challenges
- Social and environmental challenges and solutions
- Standards and expectations – the changing landscape of acceptable practice
- Transformative technologies to open up new extractive possibilities
Can the concept of the circular economy help unlock complex orebodies?
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,…
Machine learning for geometallurgy: a case study from the Ban Houayxai Gold-S...
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…
Dynamic geometallurgical prediction and simulation through the applications o...
Dr Penny Stewart
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…
Putting the “GEO” back in front of GEOmetallurgy: Importance of early impleme...
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….
3D Estimation of Variables with Complexity in Cross-Correlation Structures
Dr Nasser Madani
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…
Arsenic in Complex Orebodies, sustainability issues and potential solutions
Dr Maedeh Tayebi-Khorami
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…
Optimised drill targeting using dynamic 3D modelling, Martabe Gold Mine, Indo...
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…