NPV trap

NPV trap Net present value (NPV) is the universally accepted tool for measuring the value of a mining venture. We spend a lot of effort maximizing the NPV by changing all sorts of parameters. Essentially, NPV just converts future cash flows back into today’s dollars by compounding the discount rate ( think interest rate )…

Lunch and Learn: Envirosuite

Join us for a free lunch and learn session with Andrew Shek, Strategy and Business Development Asia Pacific-Envirosuite. EnviroSuite is an innovative, proven technology platform developed to facilitate the management and rapid interpretation of environmental data across water, air and noise. EnviroSuite won the Australian Technology Competition in 2015. It is an integrated, cloud-based system…

Cobalt crunch

Cobalt crunch There is a crunch coming in Cobalt supply as electric cars become more common. There is 25kg of cobalt in the lithium ion battery pack of a Chevy Bolt. Looking down the track 5 years, let’s say that 10% of 78 million cars sold world wide are electric. This will require 195,000 tonnes…

MEC’s Maria Joyce applauds outstanding resources talent at WIRNA

MEC’s Maria Joyce applauds outstanding resources talent at WIRNA MEC Mining General Manager of Strategy and Business Development, Maria Joyce, attended the Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) dinner in Launceston, Tasmania in her capacity as Committee Chair of Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) last Thursday 31st August 2017. WIRNA is a partnership…