Value Creation Via Exploration – How do we sell exploration better? The value in exploration

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Value Creation Via Exploration – How do we sell exploration better? The value in exploration


8 CPD Hours


A one day seminar presented by
the West Australian Branch of the AIG

Monday 13th July 2015


How do you create value via minerals exploration? To discuss this question AIG WA has brought together speakers from the fields of mineral economics, finance, geoscience and exploration strategy. The presentations and extensive panel discussions will involve experts from industry and academia, as well as you the audience.”



Please see below for the current list of speakers and presentations for the event.

Exploration Economics

  • Richard Schodde, MINEX Consulting/CET
    A review of Australia’s discovery performance over the last 40 years.
  • Tim Craske, Geowisdom
    Organisational, technical and economic settings for exploration success
  • Julian Vearncombe, SJS Resource Management
    Gold exploration: the untold success story and future value

Exploration Financing

  • Liam Twigger, PCF Capital Group
    The exploration equity funding drought and what is required for equity funding to return to exploration
  • James Rattenbury, Resource Capital Funds
    What is the potential for private equity to fund exploration, and what would be required of explorers to encourage private equity investment?
  • Alex Atkins, Alternate Futures
    The potential role of venture capital, business angels and crowdsourcing in early-stage exploration funding

Exploration Externalities

  • Cam McCuaig, UWA/CET
    Exploring for quality ore: Predictive science, value chains, social licence and boundary spanning
  • Allan Trench, Curtin/CET
    Measuring non-technical risks in mining investments: perceptions versus actuality — and some surprises!
  • Lisa Chandler, Aethos
    Stuff that wasn’t in your job description (but that you cannot dodge forever)

Exploration Strategies

  • Tony Worth – First Quantum Minerals Ltd
    Role of Exploration within a Large Mining Company
  • Roric Smith – Evolution Mining
    Value creation from Greenfield exploration to exploitation
  • Justin Osborne, Gold Road Resources
    Title TBA



To register for the event, please see below:

$220 AIG members
$350 Non-members
$100 Students (limited number of spaces available)
$100 Unemployed AIG members (limited number of spaces available)
We accept online credit card and direct deposit payments.

Credit Card payments
Credit card payments are processed securely through the website. Our payment portal accepts Visa and Mastercard payments (no AMEX). Credit Card payments are being processed by BPoint (Commonwealth Bank) on behalf of the AIG. A booking status email will be issued by bPoint when you make your payment.

Direct Deposits Payments
Payments made via Direct Deposit can be made. Once registered, Direct Deposit account details will be available in your Confirmation/Tax Invoice email.

Please use your name as a payment reference.

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Burswood on Swan
1 Camfield Drive, Burswood 6100

8.00am Registration, tea/coffee
8.30am Commence seminar
Lunch & morning/afternoon teas provided



For further information contact Jocelyn Thomson or phone (08) 9355 2164.
Or download and view the event flyer here.



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