Project Evaluation 2016

The AusIMM’s Project Evaluation 2016 conference is presenting a conference built around a theme of ‘Good Practice and Communication’. This theme is intended to stimulate discussion around the importance of good practice for decision makers as either developers of, or investors in, mineral projects. 

The conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, 8-9 March, 2016

Project Evaluation 2016 is the fourth in a series of conferences that commenced in 2007 in Melbourne. This conference series provides a professional forum for personnel responsible for undertaking technical assessments and valuations of mineral properties and projects and those who rely on them for nancial decision-making as developers or as investors.

The Project Evaluation 2016 conference Organising Committee is partnering with the VALMIN Committee to build an exciting conference program for the mineral project evaluation and valuation communities.

The peer-reviewed conference program will focus on recent advances, highlighting past problems and sources of error, the management of opportunity and risks as they relate to the preparation of mineral project evaluations and valuations.

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Hear over 25 technical papers presented over two days
  • Participate in a dedicated VALMIN Code panel discussion
  • A strong program with an emphasis on technical excellence
  • Network with your fellow industry professionals
  • Address issues and relevant challenges faced by the mineral project evaluation and valuation communities.

The conference brochure is available here.  The brochure includes the provisional conference programme and list of papers, and details of pre- and post-conference workshops on 7 and 10 March.

AIG members are able to register for the conference at the AusIMM member rate.  Registration details are included in the conference brochure.

AIG joined AusIMM as a parent body of the VALMIN Committee and compliance with the VALMIN Code is required of all AIG members.

The conference is generously supported by the following sponsors.
VALMIN 2016 Sponsors

Brownfield Exploration: Deep and Meaningful

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Brownfields Exploration: Deep and Meaningful will be presented by AIG and in Kalgoorlie in 2016 will feature a day of technology overview talks and a day of case studies. By juxtaposing with Diggers and Dealers we would hope to attract a wide audience including those domiciled outside Australia.


Possible eld trip and mine visits are scheduled on the 27th and 28th July 2016, around the Kambalda and Kalgoorlie area. Additional information will be released soon.

If you wish to submit a paper, please send the name of the senior author and speaker, a working title and a paragraph explaining the paper (this paragraph will not be published) to Deadline is 1st December 2015.

Submissions of formal abstracts will be required by 14th May 2016. Abstracts should have at least one illustration.

The seminar first circular is available here.  Please contact us if you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting or click here to register online.

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Closing Date

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