Abstract

Report of a joint Mineral Deposit Studies Group and Geosciences Information Group meeting in association with the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Midlands Section), held on 6 and 7 April 1993 in the Geology Department at Leicester University. The meeting was organized by Michael K.G. Whateley and Peter K. Harvey.

After the first Mineral Resource Evaluation meeting held in Cardiff in March 1991, it became clear that there was a large, interested group of geologists, engineers and financial experts who have a common interest in mineral resource evaluation. It appeared timely to repeat the conference; this second meeting therefore was convened to discuss methods in mineral resource evaluation and describe case histories. This successful international meeting brought together all those who are involved in the day to day exploration and evaluation of mineral deposits in addition to those who are responsible for their economic evaluation and for mine feasibility and design studies. The two-day meeting included 31 papers, six posters and commercial displays by nine companies. A Special Publication of the Geological Society will be published within about a year from the date of the meeting. The meeting attracted over 100 speakers and delegates from Ireland, the Netherlands, USA, Portugal, Germany, Malawi, Canada, Ghana, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belgium, England, Scotland and even Wales.

The theme of the conference was to discuss methods of mineral deposit evaluation, and to follow this with case histories from around the world. The conference started with a keynote address by G. Riddler (British Geological Survey) on

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