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.
The success of a Feasibility Study can be affected by many things but over the years we have seen many owner-controlled decisions that have had significant time and cost impacts. This article provides a short list of some of the important ones to help you avoid making the same mistakes.
The Scoping Study is the turning point between discovery of a Mineral Resource and its potential development and is the point where the journey to success, or failure, commences. To help you towards the journey of success we have provided a list of common mistakes we have experienced.
When should you stop Resource drilling? There are many factors to consider to ensure the amount of drilling you do is right.
The use of fudge factors to hide differences between the planned and actual production may be easy but it is also value destroying. This is why we developer Reconcilor to isolate variations to plan so that you can act on them in order to plan with greater confidence.
Many people say that in order to “optimise a project” you need more time; like it is a trade-off. But we don’t agree. We think that, with careful analysis, potential project value can be discovered in a short period of time.
At Snowden we are currently experiencing increased interest in lithium exploration and exploitation. Research on the subject has brought out some interesting trends that may have important implications for exploitation of this metal which is becoming increasingly important in new and developing industrial innovations.
So, you have cut costs where you can. But is this enough? Shareholders and boards are still asking for more and each win tends to come with more effort and less immediate return. Here, we try to provide you with some ideas of where to look for the next big jump in your productivity. The solutions can be obvious and yet difficult to find.
According to ASIC’s Guidance Note 214, in order to report scoping study results, they should have “reasonable grounds” which are based on relevant professional and industry standards. The question the industry is struggling with is what these are.