AMC at Mines & Money London 2018

AMC Consultants is pleased to return to Mines & Money London for another year, this time celebrating our new brand and the opening of our newest office four hours away from London, in Moscow! AMC’s Managing Director and CEO, Patrick Smith, will travel to London and join Anthony de Veth, General Manager (UK) and his team at this important event. They look forward to welcoming clients, friends, and other delegates at booth #E28.

Following the success of last year’s Mines & Money offering, AMC will again treat the London mining scene to an AMC-sponsored Mining4Beer event and the MineSmarter lunch series featuring two thought provoking seminars by AMC’s experts. The seminars will draw upon the knowledge and expertise harnessed by AMC’s Improve division which, combined with the Transform division, has generated in excess of $5b in bottom-line growth opportunities.

Breakeven is Broken – a reminder

For the past several years, through articles, lectures, and keynotes, AMC has tried to alert the industry that the current way breakeven cut-offs are calculated is no longer appropriate and is a major contributor to the problems of financial return in the mining industry. While this message is slowly gaining traction,  there is still misunderstanding of why this is so crucial. In this lunch seminar, AMC will demonstrate that an error of 0.1g/t can result in a dramatic loss of reserves – a error well within the bounds of current reserve accuracy. In addition, AMC will present an improved approach to breakeven calculation that will meet the stated goals or mission statements of most mining groups.

Date: Tuesday 27 November

Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm seminar

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm light lunch

Venue: The Executive Centre, ground floor Business Design Centre (check in at reception to be shown the room)

Cost: Complimentary including light lunch


Start-up performance of new mines

In this lunch seminar, AMC’s Managing Director and CEO, Patrick Smith will use AMC’s Smart Data System and more than 20 years of data analysis and understanding to explore the topic of start-up performance of new mines.

Date: Wednesday 28 November

Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm seminar

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm light lunch

Venue: The Executive Centre, ground floor Business Design Centre (check in at reception to be shown the room)

Cost: Complimentary including light lunch


Mining 4 Beer London event

AMC returns to Mines & Money this year with the second ever London Mining 4 Beer event. For those needing a break from the Mines & Money London show floor, we are pleased to sponsor a post-show decompression over drinks and snacks at the Camden Head.

When and where? Wednesday 28 November, 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm | The Camden Head, Islington

About Mining 4 Beer

Mining 4 Beer is a global community of more than 3,600 mining industry professionals united by a love of beer and mining. The group runs events in Cape Town, Denver, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Montreal, Perth, Sudbury, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, and Yellowknife. AMC looks forward to starting a Mining 4 Beer tradition in London.


The Camden Head pub is located 2-3 minutes’ walk from the conference. Turn left out of the Design Centre and take the right fork on Islington Green. After a few yards turn right by Barclays Bank into Camden Walk and then left into Camden Passage and the pub will be in front of you (grey route below).

Meet the team at Mines & Money London 2018

Anthony de Veth

Anthony is General Manager and Principal Mining Consultant at AMC’s office in Maidenhead, the UK. He is a mining consultant with more than 20 years of experience in mining, geotechnical engineering and project management acting in both consulting services and production roles.

His experience includes geotechnical, mine planning and production roles, in both open-pit and underground mines. He has worked in various teams, as both a member and in leadership roles. Anthony has successfully project-managed numerous projects such as the mining component of Shanta’s New Luika Underground Project PFS and numerous projects at Barrick’s Cowal Open Pit including wall steepening and geotechnical investigations.

Justin Glanvill

Justin is Geology Manager and Principal Geologist at AMC’s office in the UK. His 20 years of experience as a minerals industry geologist have provided broad exposure to commodities and countries, including consulting and operational activities in exploration, underground and open pit production, technical software applications, resource evaluation and planning systems.

Justin is an experienced user of several technical software packages, including Datamine Studio, Mine2-4D, NPV Scheduler, Surfer, Grapher, Strater, Isatis and GSLIB.

Nigel Walls

Nigel is Principal Mining Engineer and a Chartered Mining Engineer with some 34 years of international experience in operations, due diligence, project evaluation, operational readiness, feasibility studies, and technical auditing. He has several years of experience developing mineral projects through various stages of studies to FEED, detailed engineering and implementation, and always with an emphasis on the financial return of a project rather than just production. Nigel has a strong entrepreneurial background having previously owned his own mines and contracting company.

His main experience has been in base and precious metals, coal and industrial minerals in the CIS, Eastern Europe, and sub- Saharan Africa.

Nick Szebor

Nick has 12 years of experience within the mineral industry working in roles including consultancy and production. His experience covers a range of commodities, geological settings, exploration and production environments, including underground and open-pit operations. This experience has been obtained across the mining lifecycle from early-stage exploration to production and mine closure.

Nick has worked on a range of projects within Russia and the CIS becoming familiar with operating in those parts of the world.  Nick has carried out mineral resource estimates to international reporting codes including JORC, CIM (NI 43-101), and SAMREC. Nick is a proficient user of technical software packages including Datamine, Surpac, Snowdon Supervisor, and NPV Scheduler.

Alan Turner

Alan is a Principal Mining Engineer with nearly fifteen years of experience in both operations and consulting in gold and base-metal mining across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Former Soviet Union, Alan specializes in mine optimization and planning in underground and open-pit mining.

Alan is a mining professional with experience in mining, geology and project management, in both consulting services and production roles, for open-pit and underground mines. He has worked in various teams, both as a member and in leadership roles.