Z* has decided to continue offering the mineral resource estimation course to the three major Western Cape universities on a pro bono basis. To this end the first 2016 course was conducted by Sean and Cuan at UCT from the 14th to the 18th March. This year there were 14 Honours students participating, marginally down […] Read more

SAMREC/SAMVAL Companion Volume Conference 2016

Z* (Sean and Andy) co-authored a paper with De Beers for the SAMREC Companion Volume Conference that was held in Johannesburg on the 17th and 18th of May. The conference was well supported by the mining fraternity with representation from gold, diamonds, gemstones, coal, platinum, base metals and industrial minerals. Although the JSE was represented, […] Read more

DatamineTM Africa Conference

During May Cuan attended the DatamineTM Africa Conference which was held over three days at Misty Hills outside Johannesburg. The presentations included topics such as dealing with outlier, uniform conditioning, stratified orebody modelling and sampling. The focus of the second day was on engineering applications and mine planning, including how to incorporate mineral resource uncertainty. […] Read more