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AusIMM New Zealand Branch Conference

Oct 19, 2016

A number of CET staff and students were involved in presentations at the AusIMM New Zealand Branch Conference in Wellington between the 3rd-6th September. Matt Kanakis, previously a CET Honours student and now of KPMG, presented a paper co-authored with CET Professors Allan Trench, Steffen Hagemann and David Groves; and CET PhD students Sam Ulrich and John Sykes entitled: "Is grade king in gold? A preliminary analysis of gold production costs at Australian and New Zealand mines". Sam Ulrich will develop this research further as part of his PhD. Siobhan Sullivan, a PhD student at the UWA School of Plant Biology presented a paper entitled: "Transforming the future of minerals exploration" that was co-authored with John Sykes and Allan Trench of CET, Cam McCuaig of BHP Billiton, Tim Craske of Geowisdom, Joe Dwyer of HiSeis, Naren Subramaniam of Transmin and independent consultant Will Turner. The paper was based on a scenario planning workshop at CET in June, which looked at the future of minerals exploration, as part of John Sykes’ PhD research.

Please click on the following links to view the respective papers and presentation slides.

Is grade king in gold? A preliminary analysis of gold production costs at Australian and New Zealand mines. Paper / Presentation

Transforming the future of minerals exploration. Paper / Presentation