Science Express @ Te Papa: The Long Way Down – From prospect to mine
Thursday 5 August 2010,
Level 4 Espresso
Listen to the talk
Mineral exploration is a high-risk, low-yield venture. In fact, only one in a thousand prospects turns into a mine. What’s the process for taking a mineral prospect through to the mining proposal stage?
Join Tony Christie and Michelle van Kampen as they discuss key steps in the exploration and consents process. First a mineral prospect is defined. Then, depending on positive results from each successive step, that prospect is developed into a mining proposal.
Dr Tony Christie is a senior minerals geologist at GNS Science. Michelle van Kampen is a senior associate in Simpson Grierson's Local Government and Environment Group.
Science Express is proudly supported by GNS Science and the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington Branch.
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