The course reviews the scope and means of an evaluation the viability of mineral deposits to an order of magnitude level of accuracy. Participants will be able to perform a quick evaluation of a mineral deposit without the support of specialists and have the skills to make the right decision. This decision will allow the participant to determine if the exploration program should be abandoned or if more detailed evaluation methods are required. The participants will be able to analyze the key aspects in economic evaluation of mineral resources.
This course will examine the various aspects of a Scoping Study including exploration, environmental, economic, technological, social and political aspects. This initial early stage evaluation will provide the basis for a "Go/No Go" decisions assuming estimated grades and tonnages and potential grades and tonnages. The conclusions include calculating Net Smelter Return (NSR), determining mine life, calculating cost data; CAPEX and OPEX estimates, economic planning, economic valuation methods and aspects of taxation.
At the end of the Courses, participants will be able to:-
- Perform a quick evaluation of a mineral deposit without the support of specialists
- Analyze critical factors with effect to investment decision and negotiations based on evaluation and revenue forecasting methodologies for for right decisions - in considerations of abandoning,, continuing with the project.
- Produce credible technical report which connects geo-scientific studies outcomes, engineering designs and economic appraisal of the project
- Compute and Interpret critical financial indicators for decision making such as breakeven point, point of realizing free cash flow, NPV, IRR before tax and IRR after tax and Average Effective Tax Rate so as to demonstrate economic viability of the project
The programme is designed for staff working in the mining industry, geologists, engineers, supply chain managers, auditors, investors, regulators, chambers of commerce, revenue authorities, government officials, consulting firms, and NGOs