Guidelines to Exploration and Mining Investment

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 00:00 to Friday, August 31, 2012 - 00:00
Stockholm, City Conference Centre

The aim of the course is to provide a guide to understanding the main factors involved in securing the financial support for mining projects through equity, debt, or entering into a joint venture. This involves addressing the underlying technical principles, applying these to mineral projects and demonstrating how these influence the financial modelling. Particular attention will be given to the treatment of key independent variables, such as grade and metal price, dependent variables, such as grade-tonnage relationships, and the way these influence the rate of mining, associated operating and capital costs, and the optimisation of the NPV of a project. The structure of joint ventures and the role of tax models in enhancing the features of a mineral project will be outlined.