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“Optimising with Whittle” Directory

Complete Directory of papers from the “Optimising with Whittle” 1995, 1997 & 1999 Conferences

The below papers are listed per the order they appear in the official Conference proceedings.

1995 Optimising with Whittle Conference

Perth, 13 – 14 March 1995


The Forest Rather Than The Tress
Keynote speaker – John Robinson
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Feasibility Studies and Ore Reserves – A Bankers Perspective
Keynote speaker – Quentin Amos
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Application of Whittle 3D Pit Optimization To A Multi-seam Coal Deposit
Dr. Ernest Baafi, Emil Milawarma & Chris Cusak
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Declining Fortunes with Four-D
Dr. Julian Barnes
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Optimisation of Multiple Mineral Deposits using Whittle 4-D
Ross Bertinshaw & Bob Adam
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The Case of the Badly Positioned Plant
Mario Brunetto
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Whittle Optimisation at the Telfer Gold Mine Today
Roselt Croeser
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Evaluating the Cost and Impact of Ramps in Optimal Pits
Dr. Tony Diering
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The Big Picture: A safer Future using Lerchs-Grossmann Pit Optimisation linked to Cash Flow Analysis
Norm Hanson
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The Role of Open Pit Optimisation in Project Financing
Andrew Little
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Use of Whittle Four-D in the Optimisation and Analysis of Paddington Stage 3
Chris Mardon, Andrew Goode & Louis Rozman
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Pit Optimisation & Design of the Nolans Gold Project
Mark Moddejongen & Peter Bourke
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Case Studies – Open Pit Design Using Whittle 4D
Neil Prenn
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Recoverable Resource Models and Optimisation
Neil Schofield
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Whittle and the Muppets
Martin Staples
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Adding $Millions to Mine Values
Doug Stewart & Alastair Tiver
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Economic Change and Pit Design
Tom Tulp
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Optimising Cut-Off Grades
Jeff Whittle & Chris Wharton
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Where Four-D Ends
Richard Wooler
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1997 Optimising with Whittle Conference

Perth, 8 – 9 April 1997


Tomorrow’s Mines – Cadia as a Case Study
Keynote Speaker – Courtney C. Chamberlain
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Whittle 4-D in the Undergraduate Mining Engineering Classroom
Dr. Arun J. Basu
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Union Reefs Gold Mine Expansion
Peter Booth
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Analysis of Mining Companies – Does Mine Optimisation Lead to Better Investment Decision Making?
Basil Burmeister
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Do You Know if your input data is of High Quality?
Dr. Ian Devereux
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Conditional Simulations: Tools for Modelling Uncertainty in Open Pit Optimisation
Prof. Roussos Dimitrakopoulos
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Optimisation of Waste Dump Limits
Tamer Dincer
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What Commodity Price Should I Use in my Model?
Chris Eager
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Where Four-D Continues on…
Dr. Rossen Halatchev
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Loop the Loop with Opti-Cut & Four-D
Norm Hanson
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Where to Drill
Tamara Joukoff & Norm Hanson
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Sequence Analysis Using Whittle Software
Ricardo Palma
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The Use of Optimisation Sensitivity Analysis at Australia’s Premier Gold Mine – Fimiston Open Pit
Darryn Quayle & Terry Cutts
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Aspects of Geological Uncertainty on the Optimal Open Pit
Peter Rolley & Nic Johnston
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Optimising Conditionally Simulated Orebodies with Whittle 4D
Mario E. Rossi & Bruce H. Van Brunt
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Risk Based Selection of Pit Shells for Scheduling
Dr. Clive Seymour
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Cut-Back Analysis & Resultant Financial Benefits in Pit Optimisation – Endeavour 22 Porphyry – Au Deposit
Craig A. Stewart & Peter L. Kitto
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Multiple Ore Body Systems
Tom Tulp
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A Comparison Between Whittle 4-D & Whittle 4-X
Harry Warries
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The Effect of Minimum Mining Width on NPV
Christopher Wharton & Jeff Whittle
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Accrual Accounting Concepts v Four-D Concepts in the Treatment of Costs
David Whittle
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Who Needs Mine & Mill Constraints?
Richard Wooller
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Multi-metal Recoverable Resource Estimation & its Impact on the Cove Ultimate Pit Design
Songlin Zhang
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1999 Optimising with Whittle Conference

Perth, 23-24 March 1999


Optimisation: Is it the Best?
Keynote Speaker – Ken Lane
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Whittle Solution for Lignite Mining
N Balasubramanian & R K Gupta
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Are You Comfortable? Changes in Community Attitudes and Influences on Strategic Mine Planning
Peter Booth
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Baley Gold Project Optimisation with Whittle Four-D & Beyond
Joe Bosworth & Tamer Dincer
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Reserve Estimator Using the Proteus Environment
Shane Clauson & David Whittle
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Support Effects When Optimising with Whittle Four-D Wirralie Deposit, North Queensland
Chris Farrelly & Roussos Dimitrakopoulos
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The Hydrogeological Factor in Open Pit Design
Dr. Deliana Gabeva
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Express Road Routing: The Application of an Optimal Haul Road Generator to Real World Data
Dr. Tim Gill
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Company Strategy – A Basis for Production Scheduling of an Open Pit Complex
Dr. Rossen Halatchev
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Stockpiles – Optimising a Global Limit
Geoff Hall
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Cash Flow Grades – Scheduling Rocks with Different Throughput Characteristics
Brett King
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Risk Analysis Using the Four-X Proteus Environment
Darren McRostie & David whittle
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Option Pricing for Resources Development Projects – Investment Analysis in Post-NPV Era
Dr. Gento Mogi, Hideo Misawa, Tsuyoshi Adachi & Dr. Jiro Yamatomi
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Cut-off Grade Sensitivity Using Opti-Cut
Ricardo Palma
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Using Geological Models Created with Recoverable Resources Estimation (RRE) Techniques in Whittle 4-X
J L Pretorius L F Baars
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Optimising a Share Price
Lindsay Reed
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Dollar Driven Mining – Focussing on Maximising Shareholder Value
Steve Starling
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Kroondal Platinum Mine: Not Using Whittle Four-D – A Case Study
A R T Thin
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The Application of Second-Generation Stope Optimisation Tools in Underground Cut-Off Grade Analysis
Gordon Thomas & Allan Earl
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Mine Planning Under Uncertainty Constraints
Bruce Van Brunt & Mario Rossi
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Optimising Open Pit Limits Without & With Ore Dressing Predictions
Pavel Vassiliev
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Strategic Mine Planning, an Exploration Tool?
Clark Wood
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Using Expressions in Four-X
Chris Wharton
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Cut-off Grades Beyond the Mine – Optimising Mill Throughput
Richard Wooller
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