December 2019  – Gold Cost Curves

December 2019 – Gold Cost Curves

In 2018, the total Rand all-in sustainable cost per ounce of gold produced in South African gold mines have risen by 14% year-on-year respectively, primarily as a result of increased labour and electricity costs, as well as operational...

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November 2019 – Platinum Cost Curves

November 2019 – Platinum Cost Curves

In 2018, the total all-in sustainable costs per PT. eq. oz in ZAR decreased by 11.2%. The total all-in sustaining costs per PT. eq. oz in USD terms decreased by 10.8%, year-on-year, as the average Rand strength remained relatively unchanged year-on-year....

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January 2019 – Ore Transport

January 2019 – Ore Transport

Notes: All-in Sustainable Cost (“AISC”) includes cash cost incurred at each processing stage, from mining through to recoverable metal delivered to market inclusive of royalties and production taxes, sustaining and reserve development capital...

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October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

Selecting a mining method is one of the most critical and problematic activities of mining engineering. The ultimate goal of the mining method is to maximise the profit and extraction of the mineral resources while providing a safe working environment. The selection...

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May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

Industry cost curves are valuable tools to benchmark the operational cost performance of an existing operation or new proposed mine project against industry. The industry cost curve indicates the ability of the existing mines to endure cyclical commodity prices and...

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