14 Nov 2013
This year we have offered a wide range of events. Our aim has been to provide both topical events, such as the Gold Debate, as well as more corporate focused events, like the Finland Mining Day.
With the help of Exploration Alliance and Wardell Armstrong we have also offered more technical presentations. With the technical presentations our objective is to offer an informal learning environment where experts from different disciplines can fill in any knowledge gaps.
14 Nov 2013
There's talk of another Bre-X style con/saga in the Canadian market as two consultants, Strathcona and Snowden, battle it out over sampling methodology. The two companies are working on Pretium's Valley of the Kings deposit, part of the Brucejack project, in BC, Canada, with the company having already paid a heavy price for the uncertainty over its resource at the project. Again, we wonder how the reputation of consultants can be tied to the accuracy of feasibility studies, and who polices the consultants?
12 Nov 2013
Chris Wilson and Andrew Tunningley recently made time in their busy schedules to give AMA members a presentation on low-sulphidation epithermal deposits.
The talk covered the subject from grass roots exploration through to development. The gents gave good insights into what to look for as well as what to look out for when assessing epithermal deposits.
12 Nov 2013
Organised with IntieraRMG
Kindly hosted by Control Risks
Every year we like to hold a metals outlook event aimed at giving insight into underlying commodity prices and markets that govern the profitability of mining companies.
12 Sep 2013
It's been a few months since our gold debate and given the relative volatility in the gold price we are wondering, who was right, the bulls or the bears? On the night the audience emphatically supported the bulls team but would their vote be different if cast again today? Any comments?
Perhaps to try and counteract their perceived operating opacity, Glencore held an Investor's Day on 10th September. The discussion revolved around how the company has changed following the merger between Glencore and Xstrata. Ivan Glasenberg gave an interesting overview of how he sees the world following a softening of commodity prices across the board. Lack of developer discipline has led to value destruction and overcapacity. Glencore Xstrata's focus going forward will be on operating profitability rather than market share maximisation.
The video and accompanying slides are well worth viewing.