PDAC 2019

RPA is pleased to sponsor all PM Sessions of the PDAC Technical Program

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Short Course: Fundamentals of Mineral Resource Estimation (in Spanish)

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Fundamentals of Mineral Resource Estimation (In Spanish)

Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March, 3 2019 - Room 802

This short course, prepared and delivered by RPA, focuses on the practical aspects of resource estimation and includes easy to follow guidelines for how to navigate the principal decision points in a resource estimation workflow. 

It is designed to be useful for field geologists looking to learn more about the mineral resource estimation process and the downstream use of their collected field data and geological interpretation, as well as active practitioners. It is ideal for newcomers to resource estimation or for someone wanting a refresher.  Attendees should be familiar with exploration drilling methods and results, and the general geology of some mineral deposits.

Top Take-Aways:

· Understand the steps involved to estimate Mineral Resources
· Build a basic tool kit to estimate Mineral Resources
· Identify, navigate, and mediate common risks and gaps in the estimation process
· Learn how to apply practical considerations of resource estimation and mining to field data collection and collation
 

Topics Covered:

· The Resource Database
· Geological and resource domain modelling
· Exploratory data analysis
· Compositing and outlier restriction tools (including capping)
· Trend analysis
· Incorporation of conceptual mining inputs (minimum thickness, cut-off grade, etc.)
· Interpolation design (search ellipse size and orientation, sample restrictions, etc.)
· Classification considerations
· Validation routines
 

Fundamentos de estimación de recursos minerales

Este curso, presentado por un equipo de expertos profesionales de RPA, introduce los fundamentos de estimación de recursos minerales. El contenido se ha preparado para una audiencia de geólogos de exploración y mina ya que estos son los principales responsables en el descubrimiento, definición y producción de depósitos minerales. El propósito de este curso es delinear los componentes clave y las consideraciones de importancia en la estimación de recursos minerales para que la audiencia puede incorporar lo aprendido a su trabajo.

El curso comienza con bases de datos de perforación y avanza cubriendo dominios de recursos, análisis de tendencias, análisis exploratorio de datos, técnicas de estimación, cálculo de leyes de corte y criterios de clasificación. Se explorarán consideraciones específicas para el modelo de recursos minerales, incluyendo aspectos prácticos como el método de minado propuesto y el equipo, así como aspectos geoestadísticos tales como criterios en la selección adecuada de dominios. RPA explicará los fundamentos y la importancia de cada paso, y mencionará riesgos y errores comunes.

Los ejercicios que complementan el contenido del curso pueden incluir: interpretación geológica, verificación de base de datos, tratamiento de valores extremos, cálculo de leyes de corte, análisis exploratorio de datos, estimación de ley de bloques, estrategias para elipses de búsqueda, clasificación y verificación de modelos de bloques.

Certificado digital de participación a solicitud.​

Presenters

Sean HoranP.Geo.,Technical Director of Resource Estimation, Principal Geologist/ Geostatistician
José Texidor Carlsson   P.Geo, Senior Geologist
Rosmery Cardenas, MAusIMM CP(Geo), P.Eng., Principal Geologist
Hugo Miranda,  P.C., Principal Mining Engineer
 
Technical Program: New Exploration Technologies

New Exploration technologies - Sunday March 3, 2019 - Room 713

 RPA Chair:  Reno Pressacco, Principal Geologist

https://www.pdac.ca/convention/programming/technical-program/sessions/technical-program/new-exploration-technologies

Mining valuation: International convergence & market viewpoints

Mining valuation: International convergence & market viewpoints, Monday March 4, 2019 - Room 713

RPA Chair:  William Roscoe, Chairman Emeritus
In addition to chairing the session, Bill will present a talk entitled "Trends in Gold Property Transaction Values 2016-18".
 

https://www.pdac.ca/convention/programming/technical-program/sessions/technical-program/mining-valuation-international-convergence-market-viewpoints-

SEC Adopts Rules to Modernize Mineral Disclosure Requirements for Mining Companies

SEC Adopts Rules to Modernize Mineral Disclosure Requirments for Mining Companies

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Fasken ( 333 Bay St., Suite 2400) 

In October 2018 the SEC announced a new rule SK1300 mineral property disclosure requirements to replace Industry Guide 7. What does this mean for Canadian mining companies who report under NI43-101 and have a dual listing in the USARPA’s Deborah McCombe, President and CEO, along with regulators and international lawyers will discuss the implications. RSVP to ensure you have a spot at this highly regarded seminar. https://bit.ly/2IBJ1no

Advances in mineral systems modeling of Ni-Cu-PGE and gold

Advances in mineral systems modeling of Ni-Cu-PGE and gold - Tuesday March 5, 2019 - Room 713

  RPA Chair:  Valerie Wilson, Senior Geologist

https://www.pdac.ca/convention/programming/technical-program/sessions/technical-program/advances-in-mineral-systems-modeling-of-ni-cu-pge-and-gold-

SEC disclosure modernization: Impacts on resource reporting

SEC disclosure modernization: Impacts on resource reporting 

Sunday, March, 3, 2019 - Room 714

Rick Lambert, EVP and COO will be discussing issues related to the timing and scale of changes to disclosure faced by exploration and mining companies registered on U.S. exchanges. 

https://www.pdac.ca/convention/programming/sec-disclosure-modernization   

SEC disclosure modernization: Impacts on resource reporting
Coarse Gold: The good, the bad, and the risky

Coarse Gold: The good, the bad, and the risky - Wednesday March 6, 2019 - Room 714

RPA Chairs:  Dave Ross, Director of Geology Services and Valerie Wilson, Senior Geologist
Sean Horan, Technical Director of Resource Estimation, Principal Geologist, and Geostatistician will be speaking on Identifying and managing the nugget effect in your resource estimation.
 

https://www.pdac.ca/convention/programming/technical-program/sessions/technical-program/coarse-gold-the-good-the-bad-and-the-risky

Convention Planning Committee
Dave Ross, Director of Geology Services, Principal Geologist - Technical Program (outside contributor)
Reno Pressacco, Principal Geologist - Technical Program 
Valerie Wilson, Senior Geologist - Technical Program, Short Course