UNSW Mining Research Centre


School of Mining Engineering

University of New South Wales

5-day short courses



10 – 14 November, 2003

This short course is designed to provide mining industry personnel, including exploration, development and production staff, with an appreciation of the economic environment of the industry in general and the particular constraints imposed on projects by specific commodity marketing regimes. Reliable commodity marketing information is essential for evaluating whether or not to develop new projects or to expand existing projects. The ability of a project to meet the needs of the market or a market niche better than competing suppliers may be critical to the decision to develop or expand. The course will review general mineral economics theory first, followed by more detailed review of the economics of the mining industry, commodity marketing, marketing strategies and case histories. The mechanics of marketing a range of mineral commodities will be reviewed to illustrate the difference between the gross metal value in ore and the mine revenue derived from that ore.


Advanced Mineral Economics


For more information and registration forms, please contact Kim Russell at:

UNSW Mining Research Centre

University of New South Wales


Phone: (02) 9385 5346

Fax: (02) 9313 7269

E-mail: K.Russell@unsw.edu.auhttp://www.mining.unsw.edu.au/