If you are planning to invest in a mining company you might be interested in Snowden’s Principal Consultant, Jeremy Peters, insights as to contractor vs owner operator, read his article ‘Contractor vs owner operator – the price of everything and the value of nothing?’ here.
Local Kriging Neighbourhood Optimisation (LKNO) is an alternative approach to optimising estimation parameters.
Part 4 of our Project Management series presents a simple method for planning your projects. Although first published in 2011, this article provides a number of helpful tips that can still be applied to projects today.
Part 3 of our Project Management series, first published by Snowden in 2011, looks at the importance of timing in project planning and knowing what should be done when.
Part 2 of our Project Management series, first published by Snowden in 2010, focuses on the importance of planning in a successful project. We have decided to republish this series to show that whilst technology has advanced, basic principles and processes are just as important when ensuring project success.
In 2010/11, Snowden ran a series of articles in our newsletter on Project Management. The focus of the series was to illustrate the practical use of project management processes, tools, and skills to achieve project success. We have decided to share this series with you as a reminder that whilst the tools and technologies may advance, the basic principles of project management will always remain the same.
What differentiates a good technical expert, and a great technical expert? To us at Snowden, the answer is Economic Intelligence.
Planning to mine a deposit from both open pit and underground (sometimes at the same time) is complex. Part two of our article on Optimising Open Pit to Underground Cut-over discusses the three typical approaches to determining the cut-over point.
The value added by a good pit design is often latent in terms of quantification, because you will never know the savings in cost that were achieved. We believe that pit design should be done by an expert and this article explains why.
Planning to mine a deposit from both open pit and underground (sometimes at the same time) is complex. This article looks at some of the challenges as well as methods to help determine the cut-over point and the implications it can have on the project value.
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