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Sampling and Metal Accounting Course

Date 28 August 2024
- 29 August 2024
Resources Sampling and Metal Accounting Announcement 19052024.pdf


Course Provider: Metal Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd
MMS’ mission is to empower mining companies with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions needed to thrive in a rapidly
evolving industry. We are committed to helping the industry overcome challenges, minimize risks, and achieve sustainable
growth, through digital and data-driven solutions.
Course Introduction
The primary goal of this course is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of metal accounting and sampling across the entire value chain and lifecycle of a mining project. This training aims to develop holistic insight into the critical role of metal accounting and sampling, emphasising their impact on operational efficiency, compliance, financial reporting, and sustainable business practices. This course strives to fulfill its objectives by examining the principles outlined in the AMIRA P754 code of practice for metal accounting, along with other pertinent industry standards and guidelines. It emphasizes the practical implementation of these standards and technologies while preparing for future advancements to improve current practices.
Designed for industry professionals at all levels, this two day course provides essential knowledge and skills necessary for understanding and managing metal accounting systems effectively, encompassing all stages from exploration through to closure of mining operations.

Key Highlights:

  • Learn requirements for representative sampling and reliable analysis of metal content in processing streams monitored by Metal Accounting and Plant Performance management systems,
  • Report results transparently and accurately, positively impacting company reputation, market credibility and social licence.
  • Understand the broader business impact of sound Metal Accounting, facilitating operational improvements and resource sustainability.
  • Gain insights into plant design and measurement system requirements for optimal Metal Accounting performance.
  • Identify limitations, uncertainties, and risks in Metal Accounting systems, and how system information can be used in value added decision making and growth of knowledge.
  • Support improvement of established Metal Accounting systems and development of new mines,mineral processing plants and downstream customers, with a solid understanding of Metal Accounting’s role in each stage of development of the metal value chain.