Geostatistical Mineral Resource Estimation and Meeting the New Regulatory Environment: Step by step from sampling to grade control

October 10, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Montreal, Canada

McGill University - Dept. fo Mining and Materials Engineering, 3450 University St., Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 105

Exploration and mine geologists, resource analysts, mining engineers, and anyone
acting in the role of “qualified” or “competent person”.


Marcelo Godoy is the Global Functional Leader for Resource Modeling with
Newmont Mining Corporation. Marcelo holds a PhD in Geostatistics and Strategic
Mine Planning from the University of Queensland. He has led teams of Geologists,
Geostatisticians, Mining Engineers and Process Engineers in the development of
Business Plans, Feasibility Studies and Resource & Reserve Estimations in South
America, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa. Over the last 15 years Marcelo
has carried out resource and reserve audits and due diligence reviews for a series
of Tear 1 mining projects and acted as Qualified Person for a number of resource
estimation studies. He has recognized international experience in the development of
Corporate Policies related to the estimation and reporting of Resources and Reserves.

Roussos Dimitrakopoulos is currently the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable
Mineral Resource Development and Optimization Under Uncertainty and Director
of the COSMO Laboratory, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Previously he was
Professor and Director of the Bryan Research Centre, Univ. of Queensland, Australia.
He holds a PhD in Stochastic Modelling from École Polytechnique, Montreal, and
an MSc from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He has been working on risk
analysis, risk-based optimization in open pit mine design, and production scheduling.
Roussos has been Senior Geostatistician with Newmont Mining Co., Denver, and
Senior Consultant with Geostat Systems International. He has taught short courses
and worked in Australia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East,

South Africa and Japan.
“AIME Mineral Economics Award” in 2013:

Guy Desharnais has worked as an exploration geologist with Xstrata Nickel on
various projects as an exploration geologist and project manager. Since joining SGS
in 2010, he has executed a variety of projects from resource estimations, economic
evaluations, metallurgical sample selection, geometallurgical studies, and audits of
resources and reserves internationally. Guy has prepared technical reports on a wide
range of commodities, and is considered a Qualified Person for a number of deposits
types including Ni or Nb-REE laterites, coal, Ni-Cu-PGE magmatic sulphides, veinhosted-
Cu-Au-Ag-Co-Zn-Pb, Zn-Pb-Ag-Au VMS, magmatic REE-Fe-Cr-Ti. Guy has
also presented training sessions pertaining to the application of international

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McGill University

Deborah Frankland, Canadian Research Chair and Laboratory Administrator

Dept. of Mining and Materials Engineering3450 University StreetFrank Dawson Adams Building, Room 105