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Mineral Resource Estimation: Recent Advances and Current Best Practice

Date:
22 - 22 October 2018
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Event type:
Conference
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, 2018 Year of Resources, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
Venue:
The Geological Society (Burlington House)
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Event status:
EVENT CLOSED

Online registration is currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to be back up and running on 15 October.

To register please download the PDF Registration Form.

In an era of rapid technological innovation, opportunities exist to improve efficiency and quality of resource estimates, both developing trust and encouraging investment in mining projects. 


Forming part of the Year of the Resource, this conference aims to provide a forum for resource estimate practitioners to meet and discuss new developments and advances in mineral resource estimation and reporting.

Conference topics will include:

  • Exploratory Data Analysis: analysis of geoscience data prior to use in a MRE including databasing, data quality analysis, utilising ‘big data’, and methods of critical evaluation

  • Geological modelling: methods and processes used for generating 3D models of geological features, including software advances and comparisons, how to integrate ‘big data’ and busting commonly encountered myths

  • Geostatistics and grade estimation: methods for estimating tonnage and grade/quality of a mineral deposit, including recent software advances, new techniques and comparisons of techniques in different mineralization types. Reconciliation between estimates and production, to ground truth models

  • Resource reporting: methods used for generating mineral resource statements, including methods for demonstrating ‘reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction’ (as defined in international reporting codes), including updates/comparisons of CRIRSCO standards and participating committees

Programme

A PDF programme is available to download.

Keynote speakers include:

Mike Armitage, SRK Consulting

Jacqui Coombes, Snowden

Registration

You can either register for this conference online or download the PDF registration form and return it to the Conference Office.

Convenors

Ben Lepley, SRK Consulting

Lucy Roberts, SRK Consulting

Registration rates

£ 80.00
£ 130.00
£ 80.00
£ 80.00
£ 20.00
£ 50.00

Geolsoc Contact

Conference Office

The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
W1J 0BG