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Maxwell Report | Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017

Maxwell Report | Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017

Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017

20-22nd September 2017

Theme – Setting New Standards

By Tara Bennett-Connell – Senior Database Management Consultant – Production


I was proud to represent and attend for Maxwell GeoServices (Maxwell) at this year’s Mining Geology Conference in Hobart. It was great to hear from the big names of AngloGold Ashanti, BHP and Rio Tinto alongside smaller mining companies from around the world.

One of the overarching themes from the speakers, and in the general buzz of the conference, was that ore grade reconciliation, not grade control reconciliation, was required to add mine value. This was important for large and small mining companies.

Ore grade reconciliation, this best operational practice, should be adhered to and sought out so that all departments have ‘buy-in’, from geologists, engineers, survey, metallurgists and blast crews alike.  It is critical to negate the use of siloed data and stick to a systematic approach by all to manage the mine to mill reconciliation.

If a mine cannot get to grips with reconciliation across its operation, then it can never get to consistently and productively predict and assess ore grades, tonnes, and recovery from exploration through grade control, to mining and milling endpoints. Demonstrating that value across the operation can be increased through best practice reconciliation.

Larger multinational operators are trying to get on top of reconciliation; they still deal with inconsistent and siloed data across all their mine sites around the world.

Smaller mining companies are struggling to know where to start, and how to integrate such a solution to help build value across the mine to mill reconciliation chain for mine planning, as the task seems too vast a prospect.

Maxwell GeoServices can address all of these concerns as an integrated solutions within the Production Module, for all mine to mill ore reconciliation and adding to the mine value chain, with great success across the globe.  Please contact me if you require more details.

Tara Bennett-Connell

Senior Database Management Consultant- Production

If you have any questions for Tara, please contact her here

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