Cut-off grades and strategy optimization two-day seminar October 2018

Getting your cut-off grade and other operating strategies right can add more value than any other business improvement initiative, often increasing the value of an operation by in excess of 30%.

AMC’s office in Perth is very pleased to bring Brian Hall back to the West Coast for this not-to-be-missed two-day seminar on cut-off grades and mine strategy optimization. Join us on 15-16 October for a seminar that will change the way you mine!

Seminar details

Date: Monday 15 – Tuesday 16 October 2018

Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM (8.45 AM registration time for first day of the workshop)

Cost: $1,800 plus GST (booking fees included)

Included: Two-day seminar, lunch, refreshments, and a USB copy of Brian’s book “Cut-off Grades and Optimising the Strategic Mine Plan”.

The two-day seminar will provide participants with a solid understanding of the principles involved as well as a number of opportunities to work on realistic problems to reinforce and consolidate the principles learned.

The course is suited to everyone in the industry with an interest in maximizing value, from the CEO to the junior mining engineer and geologist, as well as industry investors and analysts.

Please note: Practical exercises in the two-day workshop are done using Microsoft Excel™. Participants should therefore be reasonably proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel™ and bring a laptop/notepad with Excel™.

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About Brian Hall

Brian is an internationally-recognized expert in optimization of mine plans and strategies for underground and surface mines and author of the authoritative 300-page textbook, “Cut-off Grades and Optimising the Strategic Mine Plan”, published by the AusIMM in 2014. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the mining industry and is also an Instructor at Curtin University in Perth, where he has presented a Project Evaluation unit in the Master of Mineral and Energy Economics program since 2013.  Since the early 2000s, he has specialized in the optimization of cut-off grades and strategic mine plans. He presents workshops on project evaluation, the theory and practical application of cut-off grades, and mine and business strategy optimization.

Brian spent the first 22 years of his career working for mining companies in Australia and South Africa, principally in underground gold and base metals operations. While he has experience in a number of operating roles, Brian’s strength is in the technical and planning side. He then joined the precursor of AMC Consultants in 1994. He has worked as consultant in mine planning, design and scheduling, computer simulations of operations, technical audits, strategic reviews, feasibility studies, cut-off grade studies, and mine strategy optimizations in Australasia, Asia, Europe, and North America for over 20 years.

Brian has a gift of explaining the complex concept of cut-off grade and the strategic importance of mine planning.

Rob Henderson – President and Chief Operating Officer, Amerigo Resources Ltd
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Speaking from a mining geologist perspective and attending a 1 week training session with Brian I found it completely un-siloed; Brian is the real deal and I would highly recommend attending.

Mark Carder– Senior Mine Geologist, Lynas Corporation

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