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PetroLogic - It's All About the Minerals

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PetroLogic - It's All About the Minerals

  1. 1. PetroLogic Inc. It’s All About the Minerals Improving Resource Modelling and Extraction With Mineral and Textural Data Edward Walker, Ph.D., P.Geo.
  2. 2. An Efficient and Accurate Mineral Resource Development Needs Mineral and Textural Data It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Economic Assessments A number of key obstacles get in the way of efficiency and accuracy…… Geological Model Mineral Resource Model Extraction Methods .......different technical requirements, flawed data verification and project flow
  3. 3. These Obstacles Diminish the Efficiency and Accuracy of an Economic Assessment It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc.  Underutilizing correlations  Poor sample representivity  Unnecessary testwork  Missed beneficiation options  Inefficient processing  Dilution and poor recovery Too often the source of oversights, errors and delays.
  4. 4. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. From discovery, to the making of a concentrate, to it’s tail, project success is controlled by the minerals and their textures  Delineates units  Discriminates domains  Controls recoveries  Strongly impacts on costs  Can effect project revenue Identification and Monitoring of Critical Mineral and Textural Data can Overcome these Obstacles
  5. 5. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. It is a Process That Utilizes Basic Mineral and Textural Data Observed Properties Proportion
  6. 6. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Domain Characterization Drill Core Observations Extraction Results Directly from the Drill Core Observations, Domain Characterization, and Extraction Results
  7. 7. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Integrated with Geological Modelling, Mineral Resource Modelling and Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model Extraction Methods
  8. 8. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. A Process that Improves Preparation Efficiency and Accuracy of Resource Delineation and Recovery Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model Targeted Characterization Harmonized Classification Integrated Extraction Economic Assessment
  9. 9. A Process that Meets Best Practice Requirements for Verification of Data It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. A Mineral Hosted Commodity Needs A Mineral Based Data Verification Process
  10. 10. While at the Same Time Improving the Economics of the Mineral Resource It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc.  Significant decrease in development cost and time  Identify essential planning and design criteria  Improve mining efficiency  Decrease processing costs  Increase revenue  Reduce capital payback time
  11. 11. Systemic Resource Development Obstacles Need to be Overcome It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model  Technical teams working in isolation  Flawed data verification techniques  Absence of an overarching process
  12. 12.  Size of the resource  Rock  Natural distribution  Strong interpretation  Textures of the rock  Separation and recovery  Particles  Separation procedure  Processing conditions  Texture of particles It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model  Confidence level  Chemistry  Geostatistics  Interpolation  Textures minor Obstacles that Pull in Different Directions, Making a Single Solution More Beneficial Different priorities and different mineral and textural measurements
  13. 13. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Critical Mineral and Textural Data Fulfills Both Technical and Data Verification Requirements Independent of interpretation, and measurable in drill core and processed products Economic Assessments Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model Critical Minerals and Textures Critical Minerals and Textures Critical Minerals and Textures Directly relevant to the success of the project
  14. 14.  Size of the resource  Rock  Natural distribution  Strong interpretation  Textures of the rock  Separation and recovery  Particles  Separation procedure  Processing conditions  Texture of particles It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model  Confidence level  Chemistry  Geostatistics  Interpolation  Textures minor It Creates A Common Language Effectively identifying and integrating fundamental constraints Critical Minerals and Textures
  15. 15. It Works Because Mineral Formation Directly Correlates with Extraction Efficiency It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Aspects of rock formation indicative of specific mineral and textural data will influence delineation and recovery  It’s a specific mineral and textural signature of the rock  It’s a common denominator throughout development
  16. 16. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Realize the Benefits by Overcoming the Systemic Obstacles with a 3 Staged Process 2. Microscopic connection between resource domains and extraction results Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model Critical Minerals and Textures Critical Minerals and Textures Critical Minerals and Textures 1. Macroscopic correlation of drill core with assay intervals and resource domains 3. Integration of resource domains and extraction results with drill core
  17. 17. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Incorporate “Critical” and Improve Modelling Efficiency and Accuracy by using “Data Pairing” Critical Mineral Correlations Textural Correlations Assay Intervals Extraction Controls Essential for accurate delineation and extraction Effective recursive partitioning applications with modelling
  18. 18. It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. Keep the Benefits While Continually Improving Throughout Development Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model  Method Audit  Continuity Audit  Optimization Audit Critical Minerals and Textures Critical Minerals and Textures Critical Minerals and Textures Consultative auditing provides a direct, continuous, and overarching process that can be maintained through time
  19. 19. Design, Plan, and Execute with Greater Confidence, Efficiency, and Accuracy  Lithological units  Mineral resource domains  Mineral separation It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc. The most reliable data is direct, integrated, independent of interpretation and technically relevant
  20. 20. Consulting Deliverables It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc.  Critical Mineral and Textural Data  More Precise Modelling Guidelines  Beneficiation Options A Process that Improves Every Project at Every Stage  More Efficient Mineral Resource Development  Improved Modelling and Extraction Methods  More Accurate Economic Assessments Benefits to your project Extraction Methods Geological Model Mineral Resource Model Targeted Characterization Harmonized Classification Integrated Extraction
  21. 21. Based on 30 Years of Integrated Mineral Resource Delineation and Recovery Experience It’s All About the Minerals PetroLogic Inc.  Characterization and delineation of mineral resources  Design and implementation of separation flowsheets  Outlining the distribution of lithological units  Integration of experimental data with resource distribution  Quality systems design and implementation  Forensic examination of mineral resource data
  22. 22. PetroLogic Inc. It’s All About the Minerals A Mineral Hosted Commodity Needs A Mineral Based Data Verification Method

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