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Webinar: Applying scenario simulation and measuring financial metrics for block caving

PD Hours
Learn about how to apply scenario simulation and measure financial metrics for block caving. 

About this event

In evaluating a block-caving project, one of the most important strategic decisions is the location of the extraction level. This evaluation is complex for a single lift; therefore, finding the optimum combination of multiple lifts is much more challenging and, in most cases, sub-optimal since the decision is largely influenced by the selection of one of them and not the overall value.

This presentation proposes the option to simulate as many scenarios as possible, analysing the size of each lift based on multiple evaluations using variable shut-off grades and production rates. This analysis enables exploring many strategies and using the hill of value technique to identify areas of optimum solutions in a reasonable time. In addition, the decision will consider financial investment metrics like Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). This methodology is demonstrated with a real case to show the potential impact on the value of the project.


Daniel Villa

WW Senior Industry Process Consultant, Dassault Systèmes
Daniel Villa is a mining engineer with an M.A.Sc. from the University of British Columbia with 25 years of experience in sub-level and block caving, including feasibility studies and operating mines. He had the opportunity to work with all major caving mines and projects worldwide. Now he is part of the Global Consulting team for Dassault Systèmes leading digital transformation projects for the mining industry and specifically in Caving

Date and Time

Wednesday, 26 October 2022
1.00pm – 2.00pm (UTC+10:00)


Members - free
Non-members: $30
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