Techical

Derisk staff have compiled a series of short technical notes covering a diverse range of topics relevant to the mineral industry.  Please take a moment to browse through these notes and contact us if you would like more information.

What is safety and how is it achieved?

Derisk principal mining consultant Mal Dorricott defines safety as an outcome that is achieved when an activity is completed or a process operates without harm to the assets involved in that activity or process.

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References

Financial analysis: Closing the loop in valuing mining geology
Collier, P., Sommerville, B. and Berry, M., 2019.  Financial analysis: Closing the loop in valuing mining geology, in Proceedings Mining Geology 2019, pp 237–252 (The AusIMM).

Geological uncertainty – a key challenge for effective life-of-mine planning (refereed technical paper)
Berry, M., 2018.  Geological uncertainty – a key challenge for effective life-of-mine planning, in From Start to Finish: A Life-of-Mine Perspective, pp 27–32  (The AusIMM).

Australian drilling trends: Boom to bust and beyond (Conference presentation and lightly refereed extended abstract)
Berry, M., 2017. Australian drilling trends: Boom to bust and beyond, in Proceedings Drilling for Geology II Conference 2017, pp 3–8 (The AIG).

Benchmarking – does it have a role in improving the performance of mining geology? (Conference presentation and refereed technical paper)
Berry, M., 2014. Benchmarking – does it have a role in improving the performance of mining geology?, in Proceedings Ninth International Mining Geology Conference 2014, pp 361–366 (The AusIMM).

The importance of understanding uncertainty and risk associated with all geological inputs to ore reserves (refereed technical paper)
Berry, M., 2014.  The importance of understanding uncertainty and risk associated with all geological inputs to ore reserves, in Monograph 30 – Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Estimation – The AusIMM Guide to Good Practice – Second Edition, pp 585-592 (The AusIMM).