The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source information about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.
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Date 23 May 2022
- 26 May 2022
Location Online Event
Resources Mine Planning Announcement-01032022.pdf
Mine Planning Preliminary Programme-20052022.pdf
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The Programme

  • Understand strategic plans and their impact to tactical and operational planning
  • The importance of Mineral Resource estimation process and its influence of mine planning and design
  • The role of Inferred Mineral Resources in mine planning 
  • Mine Design Criteria – the starting point to good mine planning
  • Understand the mine planning cycle – ensure you have enough time to properly complete and optimise the mine plan
  • Equipment selection 
  • Cut-off grades, how do we use it, what are the inputs and types of cut-off grades
  • Mine planning and its linkage to the SAMREC Code, & JSE listing requirements
  • The importance of marketing and price forecasting 
  • The role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and mine closure
  • The concept of Mine to Mill in the planning process 
  • Mine Access – haul roads and declines – the neglected area of mining
  • Financial Technical Evaluations and its importance to the mine planner
  • Risk Analysis and How have we done 
  • Contract vs Owner mining 
  • New Technologies – Are they appropriate in mine planning