The Economics of Mineral Projects

(1 Day Training Course)

The Economics of Mineral Projects


The economics of mineral projects and strategic cost control.


Discussing essential tools available for assessing resource project economics to determine viability. As well as fundamental aspects of the mining industry including the effect of commodity prices and markets, government legislation, mineral agencies and resource accounting practices, methods for assessing risk, valuing projects, developing strategic plans, financial models and estimating CAPEX and OPEX cost. Ideal for engineers, chemists, accountants and process personnel working in the industry.

Key Learning Outcomes:

There are many benefits of attending this course. Throughout the course, participants will improve their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Appreciate the history of budgeting, OPEX & CAPEX
  • Understand the fundamentals of project economics
  • Appreciate financial models
  • Recognise how economics impact projects

Course Programme:

(Subject to change & customisation for your requirements)

  1. Introduction
  2. Principles & concepts
  3. Role of minerals industry
  4. OPEX
  5. CAPEX
  6. Cost estimation
  7. Financial models
  8. Role of equity and debt
  9. Risk analysis
  10. Strategic management
  11. Economic gain scenarios
  12. Case studies

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to provide an overview on the economics of mineral processing operations, what makes them profitable and what makes them lose money. The course covers capital costs, operational costs, risk analysis, financial models and case studies. Suitable for supervisors, managers, consultants, coordinators, financiers and brokers

Also suited to:

  • Mining personnel
  • Project managers
  • Metallurgists
  • Senior mine staff
  • Plant operating staff
  • Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Training providers
  • Technologists
  • Suppliers to the resource industry
  • Accountants, brokers & investors
  • Administration staff

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