Free Webinar

Value Creation in Mineral Projects


In this webinar, we will look at the cycle of value creation in mineral projects, the exploration stage, as well as the pyramid reflecting the evolution of a gold mineral exploration and evaluation program. We will also look at key drivers such as commodity prices, resource base and asset life of mineral resources. We will also cover synergies and portfolio optimization, single project mining company stages of development and funding options, funding options for mineral projects – pre-Initial public offering, listing, joint venture agreement, project finance and multiple-partner modelling.

Join us for this free webinar and learn:

  • How natural resources have finite limits and therefore value creation is derived from an expansion of resources or reserves
  • How to identify areas where value can be, and is, created in the life cycle of a project
  • The progression from exploration through evaluation to pre-production, utilizing pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
  • How to decrease risk and enhance value through elimination of uncertainty over scale or quality of ore bodies and/or costs and timing of exploitation

Who should attend:

The session will be of particular interest to mining analysts, fund and asset managers, bankers, engineers responsible for development planning, exploration managers and other specialists in the valuation of mineral projects. The course will also be relevant to entrepreneurs needing to understand the qualifying framework that private equity funds use to evaluate projects.


Dennis Buchanan

Professor Buchanan works jointly between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College London. His current research interest lies in addressing the underlying technical principles applying to mineral projects and demonstrating how these influence financial modelling. He has almost 40 years’ experience teaching mining geology, mineral exploration and mineral project appraisal and is responsible for the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance. This is a joint degree between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College. Professor Buchanan has worked as a Mining Geologist in both gold and platinum mines in South Africa and had wide experience as a consultant to the industry, as an expert witness and in designing and delivering short courses for the industry.

Valuation of Mineral Projects Based on Technical and Financial Modelling - Blended Learning Course

Dates: 12 – 16 July 2021
Duration: 5 half days
Time: 13:00 – 17:00 GMT+1. Check the exact time and date in your city here.
Price: $1999 USD

Professor Buchanan is running a course for professionals with a basic to intermediate understanding of the principles of the accounting cash flow model that wish to gain expertise in quantitative finance in the context of mining. Actual operating mine valuations are a central focus of the course.