CSA Global Pty Ltd.
Dr Maxim Seredkin has 20 years’ experience in exploration, mining production and resource estimation. He has experience in a range of commodities and reporting codes. Maxim’s is a Competent Person for JORC, Qualified Person for NI 43-101 code and Expert NAEN. Maxim is particularly sought after in industry and academia for his expertise in uranium, he has in-depth experience across a range of geological settings and deposit types. He has specialist skills in the application of in-situ recovery for uranium extraction. In addition to uranium expertise, Maxim has experience in bauxite, rare earths, gold, base metals, PGE and iron ore. Maxim has a strong scientific background, with research experience in ore deposits genesis, petrology and the mineralisation.
The unique feature of in-situ recovery is that the production is carried out remotely using the operational wells without a possibility of the direct visual observation and control of the process in-situ. This presentation demonstrates the successful use of software at the Russian in-situ recovery uranium mines of ARMZ Holding as well as successful 3D geological modelling of roll front uranium deposits in Kazakhstan. Positive outcomes from trial implementation of specialized software and geological 3D models suggests that vertically integrated computer systems for in-situ recovery uranium mines in Kazakhstan are viable option for effective production
The presentation discusses the history and application of in situ recovery (ISR) to a wide variety of metals. The increasing application of ISR may provide an important method to address a key issue for the mining industry, namely the cost of production. ISR transfers a significant proportion of hydrometallurgical processing to mineralised bodies in the subsurface to directly obtain solutions of metals of interest. As a result, there is little surface disturbance and no tailings or waste rock are generated at ISR mines. However, for ISR to be successful, deposits need to be permeable (either naturally or artificially induced), and the metals of interest readily amenable to dissolution by leaching solutions in a reasonable period of time, with an acceptable consumption of leaching reagents