Auralia Mining Consulting

Auralia Half-Yearly Update 2011

Auralia Half-Yearly Update 2011

Auralia Mining Consulting

Spotlight on Asia: Auralia directors Anthony Keers, Steve Lampron and Daniel Tuffin have been busy training the G-resources mining team in preparation for the upcoming commencement of production later this year of the Martabe Gold Project, located on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.

The training to date has covered topics such as:

  • Gemcom Surpac software training
  • Drill and blast design training
  • Creation of blastmaster designs
  • Various approaches to drill and blast methodology
  • Pit design exercises and methodology
  • Quarterly plans software training and methodology
  • Gemcom Minesched life of mine long term scheduling
  • Short term mine production planning and training

Auralia looks forward to the planned continued training and tutelage with the team into the future.

The Auralia board also convened its first Marketing and Investment Summit in Bangkok, Thailand early in the year. The visit saw Auralia make many new business contacts through the use of a local specialist facilitator, Bangkok Executive Tours, including meetings with members of AustCham, the Australian Embassy in Thailand, and many other businesses including promotional, marketing and investment firms.

As always, Bangkok was a wonderful location, and given its current position in the area as the investment gateway into mining projects in neighbouring Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, it is likely that Auralia will look to expand its business into the area in the future.

Executive Work Summary

Apart from being kept busy with our recent work and travels in Asia, Auralia has been covering a wide range of other projects, prospects and client's since the start of the year. The following is a brief summary of these additional work activities.

Director Anthony Keers has been working with HWE on their Area C Iron Ore Project located 120km northwest of Newman in the Pilbara region where he has provided them with engineering support, carrying out large scale equipment scheduling and blast studies. He was also kept busy early on in the year carrying out a full conceptual study for Iron Ore Holdings' Kurrajura Prospect. Other works have included projects for:

  • Mount Magnet South NL
  • Troy Resources
  • Gold Road Resources

Non-executive director Roselt Croeser has had his hands full of late, including with the vast majority of his work occurring in the lithium for both Talison Lithium and Galaxy Resources. Along with Anthony Keers he has been working on a full mining study and Reserve for Mount Magnet South's Kirkalocka Gold Project. He has also been keeping busy with many other clients, including:

  • Crusader Resources
  • Gippsland Limited
  • Tectonic Resources
  • Territory Resources
  • Terrain Minerals

Director Steve Lampron has been providing both onsite and corporate support for Catalpa Resources at their Edna May Gold Project. He has also been hard at it carrying out Whittle optimisations for Excelsior Gold as well as Life of Mine scheduling for Millennium Minerals. Steve has since joined Daniel Tuffin on the Beacon Minerals mine plan and project management works, along with beginning a full scoping-level study for Kentor Gold's recent acquirement, Jinka Minerals.

Managing director Daniel Tuffin has spent time expanding the business, with focus on providing more services to our clients. He has also spent time training for Phoenix Gold in Kalgoorlie, and been involved in the previously mentioned Beacon Minerals, Iron Ore Holdings and Excelsior Gold works.

Other works have also included:

  • Resource Modelling for Terrain Minerals
  • Minesite Supervision and Management for Signature Metals & Terrain
  • Resource works for Troy Resources

If you would like to utilise any one of the above Auralia team members for your next or current mining project, please contact us.