Digging Deeper February 2019

Editorial: What is acceptable?

In this editorial, Peter McCarthy argues that, in an era of increasing community resistance to mining, we need to change the way we go about developing projects, selecting technologies, and engaging with the communities. New mines will be approved and gain support only if they listen to the community. Here are some interesting suggestions from this industry veteran on how to go about this.

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A review of pre-concentration techniques

How important is pre-concentration  for squeezing additional value from existing mines and new projects? In this article, Principal Metallurgist Andrew Millar explores this question.

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Autonomous haulage in OP mines

Which specific requirements need to be considered to properly quantify the potential benefits of an AHS fleet? Senior Mining Consultant, Aidan Ayres, looks into this topic.

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Featured case study

AMC helps client establish the mine plan that launched the mine into operation, generating more than $92M in its first year. It helped it identify the most appropriate mining method for each deposit and the transition point from open pit to underground mining.

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Welcome to AMC!

AMC is starting 2019 by welcoming two new members to the global AMC team: Baoyao Tang, Principal Mining Engineer and William Gibson, Principal Geotechnical Engineer. With 65 years of mining industry experience between them, their expertise and knowledge are a valuable addition to AMC’s offices in Vancouver and Perth respectively.

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