Expertise Sergey Shestak, senior geologist with 20 years of experience in geology and mining, joined SRK Consulting (Russia) Ltd. in 2016. Sergey has extensive experience in geological exploration, modelling and resource estimation, mine planning and geological management on operating mines based on modern technologies.
Efficiency of Quality Control Programme at an Operating Mine
Every operating mine has to continuously work towards producing the required ore tonnage with specific quality and at the lowest possible cost. However, shortcomings of existing ore quality control and management systems are often the reason for discrepancies between actual achieved and planned parameters, as well as higher losses and dilution, which has a material impact on economics. Such situation urges for continuous upgrade of professional skills of geologists and other engineering staff, together with adoption of modern technologies in ore quality control throughout the entire operational process from the face to the plant, processing of sampling results, deposit modelling, planning of extraction of single mining units and development of an ore flow with optimal parameters.