Webinar: Case studies in operational improvement

About this webinar:

Operational performance has a significant impact on the costs and viability of mining operations.  The search for operational improvements is a key focus of management, technical, and operations leadership.

In this free webinar, Principal Mining Engineer, Gene Tucker, delved into practical methods to find these operational improvements through the review of case studies and associated results. To start, Gene reviewed possible step change improvements through robust strategic planning and changes in philosophy. He then explored the continuous improvements that can be achieved through the fine tuning of proven practices and procedures and how the data most mines already have available can be used to implement and monitor the success of these programs.

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About Gene Tucker, P.Eng., Principal Mining Engineer

Gene is a principal open pit mining engineer with 20+ years experience. He has extensive operational and corporate experience in coal, copper, gold, and molybdenum throughout North and South America and Greenland with mines moving up to 200 Mtpa. Gene has held senior technical and operations positions with multiple companies including Vice President, Technical Services with Conuma Coal Resources, Mine Planning Superintendent for Detour Gold and Taseko’s Gibraltar mines, some of Canada’s largest open pit mines. He was part of the team that brought the Sierra Gorda copper-molybdenum deposit in Chile from PEA to construction and the Mine Manager at KGHM’s Franke Mine through construction into operation. Gene has been responsible for mine planning and operational improvements resulting in significant operating cost reductions at numerous mines. Gene is also proficient with the use of Minesight’s suite of software.

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