This course deals with the fundamental aspects of the valuation of mining projects with particular emphasis on the models used for valuation, uncertainties in the input to these models, and the role of the models in decision-making. Several examples and exercises are used to illustrate the concepts. For details of topics covered see course schedule.
Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Mine Project Economics.
Certificate in Mining Studies
This course qualifies for one and a half days of short course credit for the UBC Certificate in Mining Studies, a continuing education initiative by the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining at the University of British Columbia. more details »
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.
Who Should Attend?
The material in this course would be useful to anyone involved in carrying out mine valuations or who wishes to understand mine valuations done by others. Some familiarity with discounted cash flow methods is useful but not essential.
Instruction will take place from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on June 5th and from 9:00AM to 12:00PM on June 6th, with a lunch break from noon to 1:00PM on the first day and 15 minute snack breaks in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
At 2:00PM on June 6th, shortly after the course and in the same location, Edumine will present another short course, Valuation of Mineral Projects based on Technical and Financial Modelling. Participants of Mine Project Economics will be well positioned to excel in the valuation course. For more details or to register, please see the course page. Note that there is a 10% discount for combining two or more courses!
The Mine Project Economics course includes the following topics:
- discounted cash flow
- continuous cash flow models
- project cash flow model
- net present value
- simple examples of valuations
- capacity factoring
- cost models
- activity-based costing
- decision making using costs
- examples from current feasibility studies
- equity and debt financing
- flow to equity valuation
- project and sub-project valuation
- asset purchase and replacement including simple models of tax consequences
Uncertainty and Risks
- models of uncertainty
- analytical and simulation techniques
- effects of risk perception
- examples to illustrate effects of uncertainty
- market and non-market risks
- the capital asset pricing model
- discount rates used in industry
- treatment of non-market risks
- types of real options
- mine valuation by real options
- real options as a design paradigm (real options in real mines)
Spreadsheet models showing the methodologies employed and examples will be provided.
How to Register
To register yourself, click the ‘Register Now’ button and complete the online registration form.
To register on behalf of someone else, or to register groups of 2 or more, please contact us; discounts may apply.
Questions? Please contact Edumine: +1 604 683 2037 or email@example.com and we will get back to you during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.
The fee covers the lecture, access to Pre-Course e-Learning, a certificate of attendance, and catered breakfasts and lunches including light refreshments. The fee does not cover accommodation.
Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date. A 10% discount is offered for groups of 5 or more OR if you provide your Annual Edumine subscription User ID at time of registration. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.
The course will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown which is located at 108 Chestnut Street in downtown Toronto.
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Terms and Conditions
By submitting a short course registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.
Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.
A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply.
- Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed.
- Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed.
- Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees.
Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. Edumine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary.