Actions and Detail Panel
CIM Saskatoon Management and Economics Technical Night
Thu, 20 April 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CST
Networking: 6:15pm to 7:00pm
Supper: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Technical Event: starts at 8:00pm
CIM Distinguished Lecturer: Mr. Lawrence Devon Smith
Lawrence Devon Smith (Larry) is Principal Consultant at LDSA and has been Director of Project Evaluations for Barrick Gold, Vale-Inco, and Rio Algom as well as SNC-Lavalin/Kilborn.
Larry is a mining engineer with over 40 years’ experience in project economic evaluations including scoping and optimization studies, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, risk assessment, and due diligence. He has published a number of papers on these topics.
Larry teaches Mineral Economics as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and Schulich Business School Mining MBA at York University. He has lectured at a number of universities and has given numerous in-house courses and workshops for lawyers, explorationists, financial and accounting professionals, and for First Nations groups.
Larry is on the executive of MES and CIM Toronto, has received the Robert Elver Award for Mineral Economics, is a CIM Distinguished Lecturer, and is a Fellow of CIM.
Presentation: Where are we going in this handbasket?
The presentation examines things that can and do go wrong with mining projects from the study phase to full operation and looks at why projects fail. Issues relating to studies, evaluations, capital cost estimates, scheduling, execution and ramp-up are examined. The impacts of corporate strategies and market pressures on project decisions are discussed. Many of these factors have pressured the industry to act too quickly and often result in projects that are less than economic. The presentation discusses how present decisions and pressures will shape mining going forward.
NOTE: The registration will close at NOON on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – No exceptions.
Annual membership dues are $30 (to be paid at the first meeting you attend) and a technical meeting fee of $30 will also be charged to cover the cost of the meal; students pay $10 per attendee.
CIM Saskatoon Administrator