- 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
Incorporating economic variability into a strategic planning framework
The existence of systematic macroeconomic variability in the broader economy presents a complex consideration in evaluating any single static scenario for any mining asset. Effectively incorporating this source of uncertainty…
Complexity in Managing Risk and Value in Strategic Decisions in Mining
Geometallurgy, optimisation, and enterprise optimisation have become common terms in the minerals industry. An industry-wide understanding of these terms is still evolving although the use of these approaches is gaining…
Emerging energy alternatives in the Mining Industry
The provision and management of energy in both fuel and electricity forms is an increasingly important consideration for mines. Pressures from communities, governments and markets are increasing towards more transparent…
Improved recoveries and environmental outcomes from refractory ores utilising...
EcoTech Mining Pty Limited (EML) has developed several innovative new processes based on chlorination technology for the precious and base metals industries trademarked as the EcoGold® Process, EcoZinc® Process, EcoLead®…
Lowering Risk in Complex Mineralisation: Application of Mobile Supersucker De...
A high-nugget effect and presence of coarse gold characterises many styles of gold mineralisation. The effective sampling of these deposits is often difficult because of the relatively low concentrations involved…
Mine geology in fractured aquifer environments: Case study from Ernest Henry ...
When evaluating the complexity of an ore body, geotechnical and geological conditions are of paramount importance. However, hydrogeological factors can also play a large role in the complexity of mining…
A comparison of opportunity and risk in deep sea and terrestrial metalliferou...
The existence of metalliferous mineral deposits on the deep-sea floor has been known since manganese nodules were discovered in the Arctic Kara Sea in 1868. Modern exploration with the aim…
Beyond below-ground geological complexity: Developing adaptive expertise in e...
Rhys Samuel Davies
The declining discovery rate of world-class ore deposits represents a major challenge to the future of global metal supply. To counter this trend, there is a requirement for mineral exploration…