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“… a useful guide for future directors”

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Book Reviews, Commodities, Exploration, Future, Management, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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The book, Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II, by Allan Trench and myself was, this month, positively reviewed by Geoscientist magazine (the members magazine of the Geological Society of London), where it was described as: "An interesting book, a good introduction to the mining sector and no doubt a useful guide for future directors." We'd like to thank the reviewer James…
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The energy transition: A mining and exploration industry perspective

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Future, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Research, Strategy

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Earlier in the year, I presented an abstract at the World Renewable Energy Congress, here in Perth. It was a different audience to my usual mining crowd, but nonetheless I think the presentation was of interest and seemed to generate more than a few questions. The presentation was entitled "The energy transition: A mining and exploration industry perspective". It covered…
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to metals exploration

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, Media, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Catching up on April's Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net, we get to the 18th of the month, when we responded to a fairly solid piece on junior exploration investment in the 'West Australian' newspaper, at least within the constraints of what can be done in a sub-2 minute video: 1) check the money is going into the ground; 2) check…
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IOM3 Mann Redmayne Medal for paper on ‘critical metals’

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Media, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended

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Allan Trench, Josh Wright and I have received the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Mann Redmayne Medal for our paper “Discovery, supply and demand: From metals of antiquity to critical metals”. The Mann Redmayne Medal is an IOM3 award to a member of IOM3 or AusIMM for the best paper published in one of its three Transactions of…
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The challenges of ex-China rare earth mine development (and how to overcome them)

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Last September, my colleague Josh Wright at Rowton Ltd., presented some work done with myself and Allan Trench on "The challenges of ex-China Rare Earth Mine Development (and how to overcome them)" at the Argus Media Rare Earths Conference in Hangzhou, China. The presentation analysed the components of a good strategy for rare earths mine project development including funding options,…
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