When reviewing mining projects, SRK has concluded that improving the accuracy of geological modelling and increasing the amount of detail included in the model together with optimising grade control and planning processes can help improve the mine efficiencies. In contrast to when SRK first gave a masterclass on geological modelling ten years ago, most mining companies now have skilled geological modellers in their head office geological departments, though we note that the weak link for many companies is with the implementation of modern practices, including in deposit modelling, on the mine site due to a combination of frequent turnover of staff and work overload. The objective of this workshop is to provide a high-level overview of the potential where more detailed and effective geological models can help improve operating efficiencies, highlight areas where we see misconceptions and contrasts between traditional and modern approaches. This workshop is targeted at corporate managers and their technical staff to help them understand what is possible, identify common barriers and develop a vision for their operations.
The Forum has been held in Russia since 2005 and is considered as one of the most important and authoritative events on Mining and Exploration in the region and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. The MINEX Russia Forum regularly brings together over 500 heads of industrial companies from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, countries of the European Economic Community, China, Mongolia, North America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australia.
The MICROMINE team has developed the User Conference, held on the 12 October, has become a valued platform for experienced staff and industry professionals to fostering interactive discussions, improve existing mining workflows and exploring best practices through technology in the region.
Conference speakers are all users of MICROMINE solutions and will be providing detailed presentations based on real projects that reflect the daily tasks, work and experience that they have faced in the mining industry. The Micromine User Conference is not an advertising platform for the companies presenting but provides a place for companies to present real life proven cases and engage in lively discussions with experts, government representatives and colleagues.