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Rapid Economic Evaluation of Strategic Development Options for Cave Mines

Neil Winkelmann
Friday, April 8, 2016
First presented: 
Cave Mining Forum - Workshop Series I

This presentation summarizes a talk given during the inaugural workshop of the Cave Mining Forum.

The presentation will explain the benefits of a fully flexible, macro-driven cashflow model to rapidly assemble, evaluate, and rank strategic options in complex cave mines. The model allows for multiple production schedules across multiple caves (typically produced from PCBC) to be re-scheduled and assembled into coherent strategies and compared across a range of evaluation parameters.


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Neil Winkelmann

Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the minerals industry specializing in general and project management, economic and business analysis, coal mining operational management – surface and underground.

He has held senior positions in operational management, technical services management and business analysis. Prior to joining SRK, Neil was President of Canadian and European Operations and Projects for Walter Energy. In this position he managed businesses with approximately $1Bn in annual revenues and managed the investment of $800m in major capital expansions to those businesses. Neil was previously head of Business Analysis for Rio Tinto’s Copper Group where he managed the Business Analysis function for all of Rio Tinto’s copper and base metals operations and projects.

Principal Mining Engineer
SRK Vancouver
SRK North America