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Characterisation for Resource Development Seminar | Ireland

IAEG & GSL to present a 1 day seminar on 9th October 2019 featuring multiple presenters

The Basis for Developing the Geometallurgical Model

The mining industry generally sees the evaluation of lower grade, and more heterogeneous and complex deposits. In this context, geometallurgy seeks to integrate geoscientific disciplines with minerals and mining engineering. It aims to understand orebody variability, underpinned by characterisation data such as mineralogy, geochemistry, grade and physical rock properties obtained from spatially distributed samples.

Geometallurgy is an important addition to any project evaluation or mining operation. As a discipline, it seeks to maximise the Net Present Value of an orebody, while minimising technical and operational risk. It also aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that all stages of extraction are performed in an optimal manner from a technical, environmental and social perspective. Geometallurgical practice improves stakeholder collaboration and communication, creating an environment for knowledge sharing and improved data acquisition. The end result, is the integration of data into 3D models to optimise mine planning and scheduling. These aspects create better business optimisation, utilisation of staff and targeted and realistic key performance indicators.

The objective of this seminar is to introduce attendees to the concept of geometallurgy and emphasise the importance of early stage ore/waste characterisation programmes.

Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Time: 09:00 – 16:30
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport, Corballis, Dublin, Ireland

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The IMQS, in collaboration with Geoscience Ireland, are also hosting ‘Mining Ireland’ at the same venue, the day before, Tuesday October 8th. For more details on this event visit: