Richard is the Technical Director at Addison Mining Services and possesses over 12 years’ experience in the minerals industry covering exploration, resource estimation, project management, data management, quality assurance and quality control and reporting for a variety of commodities and mineralization styles.Richard's main role within the company is directing and completing resource estimation studies and as such he understands the importance of good quality data as the foundations to successful projects and the power of technology in maximizing potential.View the profile
About the talk
The COVID-19 Pandemic has clearly forced significant changes to the way many industries work and the mineral extraction and exploration sector is no exception to this. With lockdown starting in the UK in late March and travel restrictions coming into place globally the outlook for the 2nd and 3rd quarters began to look questionable for many exploration and resource focused consulting firms, including Addison Mining Services. Within one week all site visits had been cancelled or postponed and a number of studies put on hold. The prospect of a lost field season in some regions across the northern hemisphere also loomed, concern began to mount around the long-term project pipeline.
Fortunately, those concerns were short lived, spurred on by high gold prices and a drive to make the most of the down time when restrictions were lifted, many of our clients returned to their data.
During this short talk we will discuss the importance of high quality data collection and management, organized data rooms, the cloud and using industry specific software alongside video conferencing to keep momentum during COVID-19. We will also discuss virtual Competent Persons’ site visits and the risks associated with not stepping foot on the project.
While there is no substitute for boots on the ground, taking the time to analyse and review good quality data during the lockdown will help many explorers and resource developers hit the field running when the time comes.
02:10 Scope of work
02:51 Data collection and storage
04:14 Initial validation and logging
05:04 Data inspection
06:35 Initial models
07:23 Virtual core yard inspection
09:19 What else is wrong?
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MINEX Central and Eastern Europe, MINEX Western & Northern Europe, MINEX Southern Europe materials (3 June, 1 and 2 July 2020)
MINEX Central and Eastern Europe and MINEX Western & Northern Europe materials
MINEX Western and Northern Europe and MINEX Southern Europe materials
MINEX Western and Northern Europe materials
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