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Mineral systems, endowment analysis and exploration strategy at Sandstone goldfield

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Management, Mineral Economics, PhD, Publications, Recommended, Research, Strategy

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The final work I had the pleasure to be involved in at the TARGET Conference was the initial PhD research of (Rhys) Sam Davies also at the Centre for Exploration Targeting (The University of Western Australia). His work is aiming to link mineral systems theory and endowment and prospectivity analyses, with the existing data sets available at the Sandstone goldfield…
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Gold Grades and Gold Costs: Exploding the High-Grade Myth

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

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A couple of month's ago my PhD supervisor, Allan Trench, presented at the RIU Explorers Conference in Fremantle, on the subject: "Gold Grades and Gold Costs: Exploding the High-Grade Myth". The presentation was based on work by student Matt Kanakis, so really credit should go to him. It's a nice, simple study, that provides some good initial evidence, that at…
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