A mine plan might look good on paper but what happens when reality gets involved? This article presents some important questions to answer when considering uncertainty in mining project design.
With ongoing challenges of securing project finance these days, it is important to leave no stone unturned when trying to optimise your mining project during the feasibility study stage or in production. Thus, the importance of the “value engineering” study has been elevated.
Snowden has observed the development of the 2016 ASIC Information Sheet 214 in relation to Forward-looking statements.
An investment to purchase another mining project, operation or company is a make or break item for mining executives and investors. Buyer’s remorse has led to the demise of many a CEO or MD. Of course, hindsight is a great thing to have, but could such mistakes have been avoided with proper Due Diligence prior to the investment decision?
With the release of Version 8.6, Supervisor now allows users to quickly and easily conduct DHSA on their deposits.
This article was first published in the Snowden newsletter in December 1997. Although 20 years have now past many of the ideas presented in this article are still relevant today.
Every mining company needs to collect a range of geological and related drill-hole information, but many tools for collection, storing and analysing this data can be expensive. This can make it difficult for companies to justify the expenditure during these current economic times. Snowden has applied years of client project experience to build cost effective ways to still allow clients to get the most from their data via customised drill-hole databases using Microsoft Access.
At Snowden, we have developed the Snowden Support Program* aimed at assisting unemployed professionals to stay active in the industry, gain technical skills and maintain professional development by accessing affordable education and software.
Block Cave Optimisor optimises the footprint and column heights for a cave, considering all the important constraints.