Workshops

W1: Structural Geology For Mining
W2: Putting The Geology Back Into Resource Estimation
W3: 10 Things Every Geologist Needs To Know About Mineral Processing
W4: Portable XRF: How To Collect Robust And Reliable PXRF Data And Maximise Its Value
W5: Assessing And Communicating Geological Risk To Mine Management And Staff
W6: Lessons Learnt From Auditing Mineral Resources Estimates – A Guide To Best Practice
W7: Resource Estimation In Leapfrog

*Please note if minimum numbers are not reached, workshops are subject to cancellation.


W1: Structural Geology For Mining

Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 September 2017

This introductory workshop will focus on the methods for recognising, describing and measuring structures that can be observed in drill core and mine exposures during routine logging and geological mapping. It will include:

  • Simple applied techniques for understanding how the structural history of a deposit has influenced its architecture and how this may impact on its mining,
  • Simple methods by which the effects of deformation may be recognised in a mineralised system,
  • How to recognise, measure and describe structures during core logging, and in underground development mapping,
  • How to integrate new observations with existing data at a mine scale and gain a greater understanding of the structural architecture and history of the mineralised system,
  • Integration and interpretation of data/observations, and
  • Applications to ground stability evaluation and mine design.

Integration of observations made at the mine scale with deposit-scale; near-mine and regional scale structural understanding.

Workshop Presenters: Dr Tony Webster FAusIMM(CP), Mining Geoscience and Dr Mark Hinman, Hinman GeoSolutions Pty Ltd

Logo: 14 PD Hours

Cost AusIMM/AIG Member: $2,200
Non Member: $2,400
Time 8:30am – 5:00pm both days
Venue Mineral Resources Tasmania core facility – Mornington, and Bellerive Yacht Club
Includes Catering and course notes

W2: Putting The Geology Back Into Resource Estimation

Tuesday 19 September 2017

A sound geological knowledge is the cornerstone to a good resource estimate. This 1-day workshop has been specially developed for anyone involved in the resource estimation process. It assumes you have a basic understanding of geostatistics and resource estimation.

This workshop teaches you how to incorporate your geology into the geostatistical process using case studies and practical examples.

By the end of the workshop you will have the knowledge required to understand:

  • how to use geology to define appropriate estimation domains;
  • how different geological features manifest in statistics and variography and how to deal with them;
  • various estimation techniques and how they relate to geology;
  • -assigning classification with respect to geological confidence, and
  • the risks associated with the geological model.

Workshop Presenter: John Graindorge, Snowden

Logo: 7 PD Hours

Cost AusIMM/AIG Member: $1,295
Non Member: $1,450
Time 8:30am – 4:30pm
Venue Best Western Hobart, 156 Bathurst Street, Hobart TAS 6000
Includes Catering and reference manual, USB and 3 month license of Supervisor software

Snowden


W3: 10 Things Every Geologist Needs To Know About Mineral Processing

Tuesday 19 September 2017

This interactive workshop is designed to demystify the business of metallurgical ore characterisation and test-work. We will clarify the jargon, provide some reasons behind common metallurgical conventions, and explain how rock type and mineralogy impact on process performance. If you are involved in green-fields project development, geometallurgical studies or you just want to understand what makes your metallurgical colleagues tick, this course is for you!

Workshop Presenters: Diana Drinkwater MAusIMM and Jo Pease, Mineralis Consultants

Logo: 7 PD Hours

Cost AusIMM/AIG Member: $750
Non Member: $850
Time 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue To be advised
Includes Catering and USB

Mineralis


W4: Portable XRF: How To Collect Robust And Reliable PXRF Data And Maximise Its Value

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) technology can be used to collect large amounts of multi-element data rapidly at relatively low cost and has been widely embraced within the minerals industry.

However, to date, it has been difficult to compare data-sets collected by different users or at different times because there is no standardised approach to the collection of these data. Dr Gazley will show you how to collect reliable pXRF data, some of the pitfalls to avoid, and how to assess that your data are robust and fit-for-purpose.

Workshop Presenter: Michael Gazley, CSIRO

Logo: 7 PD Hours

Cost AusIMM/AIG Member: $250
Non Member: $300
Time 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue CODES Conference Room, University of Tasmania
Includes Workshop material and USB

CSIRO


W5: Assessing And Communicating Geological Risk To Mine Management And Staff

Saturday 23 September 2017

Geologists provide essential technical information during all stages of exploration, feasibility, development and mine operations.  Much of this information is used by mining engineers, metallurgists, environmental staff, operations staff and mine management for planning and operations management.  But, almost everything geologists deliver to these staff are estimates and interpretations rather than FACTS, so how do geologists convey the fundamental uncertainties associated with their estimates and interpretations to non-geologists?

This workshop will review the sources of geological uncertainty that feed into mineral resource and ore reserve estimates, mine planning , scheduling, optimisation and operations – with implications from pit to port. Workshop modules include:

  • Mining risk and opportunities linked to the provision of geological information
  • Conventional risk assessment and management systems
  • Contributions to geological uncertainty
  • Approaches for identifying, documenting and communicating geological uncertainty to non-geologists

Case studies emphasising the importance of assessing geological uncertainty linked to mineral resource and ore reserve estimates (including mining, processing, waste disposal and transport) are used to emphasise the importance of effectively managing geological risk.  Group interaction and exercises are also used to illustrate and reinforce workshop concepts.

Workshop Presenter: Mark Berry, Derisk Geomining Consultants

Logo: 7 PD Hours

Cost AusIMM/AIG Member: $800
Non Member: $950
Tertiary Student: $300
Time 9.00am – 5:00pm
Venue Philip Smith Centre, 2 Edward Street
(10 minute walk from conference venue
Includes Catering and full colour workshop manual

derisk


W6: Lessons Learnt From Auditing Mineral Resources Estimates – A Guide To Best Practice

Saturday 23 September 2017

This workshop will present key learnings from AMC’s extensive international audits of mineral resource estimates. It is designed to provide insights into best practice and common problems associated with estimating mineral resources.

Workshop Presenter: Peter Stoker HonFAusIMM(CP), AMC Consultants

Logo: 7 PD Hours

Cost AusIMM/AIG Member: $1,100
Non Member: $1,300
Time 8:30am – 5:00pm
Venue Retreat Room, Philip Smith Centre
To be advised Catering and full colour workshop manual

AMC Consultants


W7: Estimation In Leapfrog

Saturday 23 September 2017

Learn the basics of Leapfrog's new Estimation Module. This will include looking at all the features of the module, as well as working through some examples for how it could be implemented into grade control settings.

There is an expectation that attendees will have a solid understanding of Resource Estimation theory and will have used Leapfrog before.

Workshop Presenter: Iain Levy and Pooja Suresh, ARANZ Geo

Logo: 7 PD Hours

Cost AusIMM/AIG Member: $250
Non Member: $300
Time 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue Grand Chancellor Room 6, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Includes Catering and USB

Aranz Geo

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