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Long Term Outlook for Exploration - Richard Schodde - Minex Consulting, July 2013.

Long Term Outlook for Exploration - Richard Schodde - Minex Consulting, July 2013.

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Published by Glenn Viklund
Overview: Gloom or Boom?

A presentation of important trends in the global exploration industry.
Overview: Gloom or Boom?

A presentation of important trends in the global exploration industry.

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Published by: Glenn Viklund on Jul 18, 2013
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MinEx Consulting
Strategicadviceonmineraleconomics&exploration
- Gloom or Boom ? 
Richard Schodde
Managing Director, MinEx ConsultingAdjunct Professor, University of Western Australia
Geological Society of South AfricaGeoForum 2013 Conference
2
nd
 – 5
th
July 2013, Johannesburg
 
MinEx Consulting
Strategicadviceonmineraleconomics&exploration
Overview: Gloom or Boom?
1. Trends in global exploration spend
Forecast future spend out to 2020 & financing issues for Junior Companies
2. Trends in discovery rates
Where were the discoveries made? Current “Hot Spots” for exploration
3. Trends in discovery performance
Which Regions did better? Factors impacting on discovery performance
4. Trends in the types of exploration methods used
Geophysics versus geochemistry versus “nearology”
5. Trends in discovery costs
Unit discovery costs ($/oz, c/lb) are rising
6. Are we finding enough metal?
To be sustainable we need to find enough to replace what we mine
7. Conclusions
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MinEx Consulting
Strategicadviceonmineraleconomics&exploration
Exploration expenditures reached an all-time high in 2012
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