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Beyond Fubar forecasts (MiningNewsPremium.net)

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

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To begin the new year, Allan Trench and I have published an article in his Strictly Boardroom column entitled "Beyond Fubar forecasts" resolving to  improve mining industry forecasting techniques. The article looks at some common flaws with forecasts using Donald Rumsfeld's admittedly hackneyed 'known unknowns' and 'unknown unknowns' metaphor, before detailing six New Years resolutions to improve industry forecasting: 1)…
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An Economic Perspective on Deep & Under Cover Minerals Exploration

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Mining

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Earlier this year my PhD supervisor, Allan Trench, presented an opening address to a special workshop at the ASEG-PESA (Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists & Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia) 2015 conference, with some co-author assistance from myself and Matthew Kanakis. The workshop was entitled 'Geophysical signatures of mineral systems: more than bumps'. The workshop addresses the fact that as we deplete…
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