Mine to Mill - Grade Control and Mine Reconciliation


Best practice grade control techniques to deliver best quality ore


This 3-day course teaches best practice grade control techniques for open pit and underground operations and how to ensure delivery of the best-quality-ore.

You'll learn to minimise misclassification through best practice grade control and optimal estimation.

AusIMM PD Hours


Course Content

Day 1 - Grade control techniques for open pit & underground mines
Reduce misclassification through best practice grade control

You will learn:

  • Best practice grade control sampling and data collection techniques
  • The pros and cons of different sampling methods used for grade control
  • The importance of good geological mapping
  • To understand the concept of misclassification and how to minimise ore loss and dilution
  • Good practice ore control processes in open pit and underground mines

Day 2 - Grade control modelling
Minimising misclassification through optimal estimation

You will learn:

  • The implications of the SMU on misclassification
  • Good practice for estimating the grade of ore blocks in open-pit and underground operations
  • Which grade estimation techniques should be used and when
  • To optimise your sampling grid for your SMU
  • To gain an understanding of how conditional simulation can be used to assess grade risk
  • About the use and benefits of geometallurgical modeling for grade control

Day 3  - Mine reconciliation process
Using the reconciliation process to increase profit margins

You will learn:

  • How to develop your own Reconciliation Code of Practice
  • How to map material movements
  • How to analyse components of the reconciliation process for your site, how they relate to each other and the key parameters used for reconciliation (inputs/ outputs)
  • To identify causes of inconsistencies & inefficiencies in order to implement improvement processes
  • About the various stakeholders in the reconciliation process
  • How to provide relevant and concise reconciliation information
  • How to unlock value from your reconciliation results for operational improvement
  • About best practice reconciliation
Course Length (Days)

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Level 1, 130 Stirling Street Perth Australia 6000
Location Dates Price exc. Taxes   Status
Perth 20 – 22 Nov 4,800.00 AUD


20 – 22 Nov

4,800.00 AUD exc. Taxes


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