Comment by Mike O’Brien, Senior Principal Consultant, P.Geo., Pr.Sci.Nat.

This webinar video by AMC Consultants shows a really good summary of narrow vein mining risks. It’s food for thought when contemplating building resource models flexible enough to accommodate the eventual requirement of including dilution and selective mining for a practical reserve model.

Narrow vein mining risk: Geotechnical – AMC Consultants

Presented by Will Pitman at AMC’s office in Toronto, 22 February, 2016. This webinar looks at the geotechnical risks associated with narrow vein mining operations, what can be done to mitigate them, and why geotechnical input is necessary throughout the life-cycle of the mine.


About Mike O’Brien

Senior Principal Consultant, P.Geo., Pr.Sci.Nat. ARANZ Geo Limited – Expert Services (formerly QG Consulting)

For three decades Mike has been making a difference to Mineral Resources and mines. On the technical front, he has extensive experience in Mineral Resource estimation and geological modelling. He has managed technical teams to achieve results in mining companies and in consultancies. While the majority of his experience has been in gold deposits, he has expertise in the uranium, base metals and multi-product environment. A qualified geologist and geostatistician, he has been a team member and reviewer of due diligence and feasibility exercises in South Africa, Brazil, Ghana, Namibia, DRC, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Colombia, Peru and the United States. Specialties: Mineral Resource estimation, geostatistics, Mineral Resource classification, Mineral Resource reporting codes, SAMREC, JORC.

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