Posted in category: Technical Paper Reviews

Is grade king in gold mining?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Mineral Economics, Mining, PhD, Publications, Recommended, Technical Paper Reviews

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Earlier in the year, I had the pleasure to be involved in some fascinating research that is of genuine use to the mining industry. The work investigated the linkage between economic geology and mine costs in gold mining in Australian and New Zealand, i.e. what are the geological characteristics that lead to lower or higher mining costs across the industry…
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Evaluating Fiscal Attractiveness for Gold Mine Development: Africa vs South America

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Technical Paper Reviews

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Last year I helped contribute to some research for the International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) on "Evaluating the Attractiveness of Fiscal Regimes for New Gold Developments: African and South American Peer Country Comparisons" with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia), Chris Gemell (Red Onyx Consulting), Michael Curtis (RISC) and Tony Venables (Independent Geologist). Particular credit goes to Chris…
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Discovery, supply & demand: From Metals of Antiquity to critical metals

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy, Technical Paper Reviews

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A couple of weeks ago, an article I co-authored was published online entitled "Discovery, supply and demand: From Metals of Antiquity to critical metals". The article was co-authored with Josh Wright (Rowton Consolidated) and Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) and has been published in the scholarly journal 'Applied Earth Science'. The journal is the earth sciences publication of the UK-based Institute of Materials,…
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Assessment of the Potential for Transformational Market Growth Amongst the Critical Metals

- By: John P Sykes
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Last month I presented an abstract at the AusIMM Third International Future Mining Conference in Sydney, Australia. The presentation was entitled "An Assessment of the Potential for Transformational Market Growth Amongst the Critical Metals" and was co-authored with Josh Wright, Allan Trench and Paul Miller. The abstract previews a paper, that will be published in Applied Earth Science early next…
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Tin mining in Myanmar: Production and potential (Resources Policy)

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Commodities, Exploration, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Technical Paper Reviews

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The paper I co-authored with Nick Gardiner (Centre for Exploration Targeting / Curtin University), Allan Trench (Centre for Exploration Targeting / Curtin University / The University of Western Australia) and Laurence Robb (Oxford University) on "Tin mining in Myanmar: Production and potential" has now been published in the December issue of Resources Policy. It is now available on online for…
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