14th October 2019 Pat Willis of Bara Consulting will share some lessons learnt through performing feasibility studies. Over the last 10 years or so Patrick Wills of Bara Consulting has undertaken numerous studies and reviews. He will share some of the more important lessons learnt and personal frustrations in undertaking studies.  He will then highlight some common issues arising from reviews (be they formal due diligence, expert witness roles or peer reviews). He stresses that this is not a tick box on how to undertake studies or how to comply with stock exchange codes but rather a more light-hearted approach to the subject.

9th September 2019 Philip Shaw of SureWave Technology Ltd will give a short presentation on new technology for monitoring of tailings dams, followed by a panel discussion with Hans Otto, Senior Tailings Engineer with Golder Associates (MinSouth Silver sponsor) and Brett Garland of Knight Piésold (MinSouth Silver sponsor).  Thank you Brett for standing in for John Thuysbaert who was called away on the morning of the talk.

Prestige Lecture: 9th June 2019 Neil Wells, Chair of CRIRSCO, a lecture entitled “International reporting of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves ”

13th May 2019 A joint Women in Mining and MinSouth’s event in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of IOM3’s earliest predecessor, the Iron and Steel Institute

Gavin Bowyer, MinSouth Council member gives a brief history of MinSouth, followed by Fiona Cessford MSc, PrSciNat, Director and Corporate Consultant (Environment) at SRK Consulting (UK) on “Impact assessment and feasibility studies – amalgamate or separate”.

8th April 2019 Presented by Roger Emmot, a recent past president of MinSouth and presently a Consultant to the Iron and Steel industry “150 years of Steel”

Young Persons Lecture Competition

Young Persons Lecture Compitition MinSouth heat 2019 Sidharth Talan (Imperial College) “Risk-based Maintenance of Mining Equipment” MinSouth heat winner

Young Persons Lecture Competition MinSouth heat 2019 – Luc Phillips (CSM) “The Operational Running of a Remote Junior Open Pit Gold Mining Operation”

Young Persons Lecture Compeitition 2019 Joshua Rasera (Imperial College) “Mining on the Moon: The Future of Space Exploration”