04 - 06 December, 2012, QT Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia
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Mine site reconciliation is every mining company’s most valuable tool, yet remains its most underdeveloped and underused. The success rate of reconciliation varies considerably across the industry, with few mine sites utilising the report to its full potential.
Mining IQ’s 3rd annual Mine Site Reconciliation Conference returns to the Gold Coast on 4th and 5th December 2012, with the only event that provides practical strategies for improving your mine site reconciliation process, and most importantly, how to use reconciliation to drive business improvement.
The 3 biggest reconciliation challenges the industry faces will be tackled head-on by mining’s leading reconciliation specialists:
Reconciliation is your company’s balance sheet; it allows you to ensure more accurate resource estimation, grade/volume control and is essential in identifying where mining and processing problems lie, what affect they are having on mine site productivity, and what actions need to be taken in order to resolve the issues.
Based on the issues expressed by people like yourself, we have developed a fully comprehensive programme to help you prepare, perform and utilise your mine site reconciliation.
This year you have asked us to focus on:
Mining IQ’s 3rd annual 2012 event will draw together a range of Senior Geologists, Engineers, Metallurgists, Mine Planners, Mine Managers and System Analysts from all parts of the resource spectrum.
Due to increasing pressures on productivity, efficiency and quality it has never been more critical to understand the value effective reconciliation brings. More than this, establishing the root cause of inefficiencies and implementing change is fundamental to securing the full benefit to your operation’s bottom line.
Mine Site Reconciliation 2012 will bring together the great names in reconciliation to present and discuss vital issues affecting this critical issue. Our speakers include:
Attending this event will allow you to learn from and engage in valuable discussions with reconciliation specialists. Our event offers you the only opportunity to hear from those who are vastly experienced in performing, analysing and using reconciliation to optimise mine site performance
Mine Site Reconciliation 2012 will create a powerful learning and networking opportunity for mining companies, reconciliation consultancies, and specialist solution providers. Our conference has been specifically researched and developed for:
Ensure you make the most of your time at our event by attending our specialised workshops. Workshops provide you with an interactive learning environment. An in-depth working group that combines both content and practical exercises this is a learning experience to really take advantage of.
This informative and interactive workshop provides specialist insight on performing reconciliation for a coal mine site. It takes you through the important processes, highlighting how improvements can be made and how to optimise your reconciliation reporting. If you perform coal mine site reconciliation then this is a must attend workshop, key areas of discussion include:
Since joining Xstract Tracy has been predominately working on coal projects located in Mongolia and the Australian coal basins, as well as exploration targeting and resource modelling/estimation of gold and other commodities for projects in Botswana and Vanuatu. Tracy consults in exploration targeting, technical reviews, resource modelling and evaluation, data QAQC and geostatistical applications (variography)
Reconciliation is your company’s balance sheet. It is the only fully effective way of analysing your mine site’s performance and identifying where issues of inaccuracy and inefficiency lie. Whilst every mine site performs reconciliation to varying degrees of accuracy, very few actually use reconciliation for its prime purpose – business improvement. This essential workshop takes you through step-by-step how to analyse where problems lie and how to unlock value from the reconciliation report. Main points of discussion include:
Craig Morley, Chief Executive OfficerSnowden
Sean Helm, Principal Consultant, Snowden
Craig is the Chief Executive Officer for Snowden where he leads a multidisciplinary team that strategically consults across the full mining cycle through premium geological, engineering, project management, training and software services. He has a geological background with mining experience underground on the Golden Mile and has held senior positions at Mount Charlotte, the Super Pit and Boddington Gold Mine. Since joining Snowden in 1997 Craig has consulted on projects throughout Australia, Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, South America, and Canada.
This educational workshop is essential for all those looking for expert insight on a coal mine monitoring/reconciliation system. It will identify the extremes in both cases and the relationship between each that leads to different monitoring system requirements. It will focus on the value enabled with each system and reasons different systems will vary:
This unique workshop will focus on 5 essential variables that will easily change a coal monitoring system for an operation
Workshop Facilitator: Christopher Braund, Managing Director, SEA Mining
Since working on the one of the largest reconciliation projects in Australia, BMA’s Last Drop Project, the past 7 years has seen Chirs working on projects to find and address the causes of reduced throughput and rising costs of some of the world’s largest and most complex opencut coal mines, combining his previous experience and knowledge with continual research into mining and other industries in order to get to the root cause. Working in these areas has given him the unique opportunity to understand the complete system, from updating geological models through to shipping and end user enquiries. In nearly all of his engineering fields he has had to supervise the implementation of his designs, which has given him the ability to understand the detail and logic required to turn what is done in design into reality
In the coal industry, often is the case that QAQC is considered to only be in the realm of the lab. Far from the truth, it is important for those collecting and preparing data that quality assurance and quality control is undertaken for all data acquired and utilised in resource modeling. This essential workshop will take you through all the critical processes to safeguard quality assurance and quality control for coal resource estimation, with particular focus on:
David Arnott, Group Manager – Mining, Golder Associates
David is an industry leader in mine reconciliation with over 25 years experience in the industry. As well as currently performing his role as Group Manager of Mining at Golder Associates, David is also Chair of the AusIMM - Southern Queensland Branch and a member of the Coal Logging Standardisations Committee. David’s specialties include:
The key to successful analysis of reconciliation information is to have a meaningful suite of data from right across the mining value chain and transcending the traditional geology, mine planning, mining and processing silos. This analysis can significantly improve the economics of a mine, identifying substantial cost savings as well as improvement in recovery. Reconciliation provides the dashboard on operational performance- a spotlight on areas for improvement. This year’s Mine Site Reconciliation Conference will bring together a range of specialists into a single forum to turn on that spotlight through the sharing of experience and knowledge across technical disciplines, companies and commodities.
Consider the following statements:
You can’t value what you don’t measure
If you can’t measure it you can’t control it
If you can’t control it you can’t improve it
Mine reconciliation provides the ultimate verification of forecast to actual production; as such it is the definitive measure of the confidence in production, reserve and resource forecasts which is in turn crucial information for investors, owners, managers and technical staff for reporting, monitoring and improving mining operation processes and performance.
Understanding, quantifying, controlling and correctly reporting these results is an integral part of successfully monitoring and improving the performance of your mining operation.
Interesting topics and very relevant
Very practical and informative – Impressive result!
Good discussion and use of examples was excellent
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