The formula at the heart (and mind) of mine plan optimisation

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This article was written by Snowden’s Global manager, Tarrant Elkington. It is easy to forget, or take-for-granted, the foundation elements for your area of expertise. The blog looks at patient zero for mine optimisation. I was in a meeting many years ago working through some optimisation mathematics on the whiteboard with some colleagues. It looked something like this – please don’t worry about the detail.  IV_a=UGDV_a-OPDV_a  UGDV_a=frac{r_a-h_u_g-m_u_g}{(1+d)^u^y}$  OPDV_a=max(frac{r_a-h_o_p}{(1+d)^o^y},0)+frac{v}{(1+d)^o^y}$ Midway through this review, my boss at the time saw one of our clients appear at a window and he jumped up, bringing him into the room. He pointed enthusiastically at the equations and said: “Look at this thing on the board…  this is going to be a … Read More

Supervisor v8.11 release

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Local Kriging Neighbourhood Optimisation (LKNO) and Local Top-cutting are both included in the new release of Supervisor (v8.11),

Announcement: Battery Minerals, 20th December 2018

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Congratulations to our client Battery Minerals Limited on the announcement of their Feasibility Study results for the Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Snowden’s associate Jon Hudson was the Competent Person for the Ore Reserve.

Announcement: Horizonte Minerals PLC, 29 October 2018

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Snowden would like to congratulate Horizonte Minerals PLC on the publication of the Feasibility Study for the Araguaia Ferronickel Project in Brazil. Snowden Principal Consultant, Andy Ross acted as the Qualified Person for the Mineral Resource and Frank Blanchfield acted as the Qualified Person for the Mineral Reserve.