Standards

Reserves reporting update

Deborah McCombe

The Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) has been gaining momentum in recent years, with Brazil now its ninth signatory and first Portuguese-speaking member.

Measuring mine life

Lawrence Devon Smith

Perhaps the single most critical decision in the development of a mining project is the determination of the size of the operation. How big will the mine and mill be? What will be the daily and annual throughput? Hugh Taylor had an answer.

An industry in sync

Kelsey Rolfe

Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group works to collect guidelines for mining

Discount rates and net present value

Greg Gosson and Graham Wood

One assumption in which there appears to be no obvious consensus on SEDAR is the appropriate discount rate applied when calculating a project’s net present value 

Energy storage solutions for the mining industry

Interest in energy storage is on the rise, particularly in Ontario where high-power users face big penalties for drawing over their one megawatt limit. David Forde of Eco-H Technologies offers miners some work-arounds using energy storage.

The cure for “go fever”

There is always the temptation to get a project off the ground quickly in order to finish as soon as possible. But without proper preparation, this can have dire consequences