AMC Training

AMC has a long history of providing professional development and educational workshops that focus on practical operational issues and specialist technical issues. Workshops are designed for operations, technical, non-technical, and managerial staff.  AMC offers a range of scheduled workshops from its offices, as well as on-demand workshops that can be presented at site to in-house staff. Workshops can also be tailored to meet specific client requirements.

All AMC training workshops count towards AusIMM and AIG Professional Development hours. Click here to view AMC's Training Calendar. 

Scheduled workshops 2017

Delivering High-quality Grade Estimates (one day)

Excellence in Mineral Resources Estimation (five days)

JORC 2012—Complying with the Code in the Reporting Environment (half day)

Lessons Learnt from Auditing Mineral Resource Estimates (one day)

Preparing Appropriate Inputs for Robust Grade Estimation (one day)

Workshops on demand

Cut-off Grades and Optimization of the Strategic Mine Plan (one day)

Presenter: Brian Hall 

This seminar provides important insights into what really generates value in mining operations, and is suited to everyone in the industry with an interest in maximizing value; from the CEO to the junior mining engineer and geologist, as well as industry investors and analysts. Designed to remove the mystique surrounding cut-offs, it deals with the why, when, and how of cut-off determination, from simple break-even grades, through Lane’s methodology, to complex strategy optimization (of which cut-off policy is a critical part), in both underground and open-pit contexts. A shorter “executive summary” presentation designed to provide an overview for senior executives is also available.

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Project Evaluation (two days)

Presenter: Brian Hall 

This workshop provides important insights into what needs to be included in a rigorous evaluation of a mining project, regardless of size. It is particularly suited to technical and financial staff in the industry who are involved at all levels of project evaluation, to ensure that the best possible information is provided to corporate decision-makers. It covers the basic theory of discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, and progresses to the application of this in a full project evaluation. This includes consideration of the selection of the discount rate, before-tax and after-tax analyses, and the effects of inflation. It consists of both theoretical and practical sessions. Participants work on real problems to reinforce and consolidate the principles presented. 

For more information, please contact Brian Hall –

Cut-off Grades, Strategy Optimization, and Project Evaluation (two days)

Presenter: Brian Hall 

This seminar provides the key classroom sessions of the above two courses in an intensive two day classroom setting. By eliminating the repetition of some material common to both, as well as the practical sessions, participants are able to gain an understanding of the primary principles of both topics, which are inter-related in practice. The course notes provided cover the full set of material presented in both courses.

For more information, please contact Brian Hall –

Introduction to Sampling Theory and Practice (half day)

Presenter: Peter Stoker 

This workshop provides an introduction to Gy’s sampling theory and a workable spreadsheet and set of assumptions derived from Dominique François-Bongarçon’s work to enable development of robust sampling nomograms.

For more information, please contact Peter Stoker –

The Exploration Process, Mineral Resources, Ore Reserves, and Public Reporting (two days)

Presenters: Peter Stoker and Mark Berry 

This workshop is aimed at non-geologists, and provides an overview of the processes and activities associated with exploration, the estimation of mineral resources and ore reserves, and requirements for public reporting of such work. The workshop was originally prepared for the Australian Securities Exchange.

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