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Utilizing Your Site Geologists: Knowing When to Ask for Help

Date: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 1:00 pm MST

Cost: List $90, SME Member $45, SME Student Member $10


As custodians of the orebody, geologists cannot and should not expect the other teams to consider these aspects of a site. Rather, we need to make it clear that other teams should come to us for these questions and considerations. We need to make sure we are “invited to the meeting” and “have a seat at the table” when decisions about the ore body are being made. There are many ways we are having these discussions at Kennecott (Bingham Canyon), but ultimately, knowing when to ask for help is beneficial for the success of the mine and the industry.

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The Mining Mental Health Study: Vale’s (brave) Journey into the Unknown

Date: Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, 10:00 am MST

Cost: List $90, SME Member $45, SME Student Member $10


Despite increased awareness of mental health issues in the workplace, very little research of this kind has been undertaken in the mining industry. This webinar describes one mining company’s seminal journey toward understanding the mental health and wellbeing of its workforce in Ontario, Canada by way of a collaborative scientific effort that included corporate leaders, researchers, and unions. Mining Mental Health represents a first study of its kind to assess the mental health of a large and representative sample (N=2,224) of mining industry workers. Participants in this webinar will learn how the project came to fruition, hear the main findings from the study, and explore how research of this kind can help companies better understand their most important resource.

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Market Multiples of Development Stage Gold Products

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2022, 10:00 am MST

Cost: List $90, SME Member $45, SME Student Member $10


In the gold mining industry, it is common for analysts to consider an after-tax 5% real discount rate in conjunction with a net asset value (“NAV”) multiple to value an asset or company.   The NAV multiple fluctuates with metal prices, value increment attributable to management flexibility to slow or accelerate mining operations in response to metal prices, and the likelihood of mining for longer periods or at higher volumes than determinable from known reserves and resources which may result from further exploration and discovery of new mineable material.   The value computed based on a 5% discount rate and an application of a NAV multiple is referred to as the Price/NPV5% ratio and is effectively the market-based value of the asset.

Of course, gold projects in the Development Stage (those projects in the PEA, Prefeasibility and Feasibility Stages) still carry considerable risk and a number of things need to happen, but may not happen, in order for the calculated NPV5% cash flow to be realized.  These risks include failure to acquire the social license to operate, management inabilities to perform and cultivate a market following, permitting delays, capital and operating cost creep, geologic misinterpretations, process/scale up risk associated with moving from the metallurgical test lab to the real world, financing and access to capital difficulties, weak commodity price, etc.

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