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Technical Reporting and Some Metrics Used in Studies

Technical Reporting and Some Metrics Used in Studies

The last two decades have seen the use of standardized Technical Reports disclosing technical and economic results for exploration and mining projects around the world. For projects located in Canada, or Canadian companies that operate worldwide, Technical Reports are...

Mineral Resource Estimation

Mineral Resource Estimation

The CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves define Mineral Resources as “a concentration or occurrence of solid material of economic interest in or on the Earth’s crust in such form, grade or quality and quantity that there are reasonable prospects...

Shortening Mineral Asset Valuations

Shortening Mineral Asset Valuations

In reviewing the Exposure Draft of the CIMVAL Code for the Valuation of Mineral Properties, a welcome addition in the form of a short-form valuation report is noted. Micon International Limited, a specialist mining consultancy that provides independent professional...

Demystifying Blockchain Technology

Demystifying Blockchain Technology

On Wednesday, 3 October, Derick R de Wit, Micon Principal Process Engineer and Senior Project Manager, presented an introduction to Blockchain Technology (BCT) to the UK branch of Women in Mining in London. To assist Micon’s clients, colleagues and friends who may not...

Geostatistics: Black Box Magic or Skilled Procedure?

Geostatistics: Black Box Magic or Skilled Procedure?

Geostatistics is more than just a black-box or button-pushing exercise. It is a process involving a suitable collection of data and geological information, a detailed analysis of this data, an understanding of suitable methods for estimation and their inherent assumptions, and a systematic and comprehensive validation of the output model. Tools such as software packages are not magic wands that mysteriously produce models that fit the characteristics of the natural phenomenon. A sensible geostatistical estimate takes time, understanding, experience and skill to produce.

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