It was an absolute pleasure to listen to Dr Erica Smyth deliver a key note presentation yesterday at the AMEC Convention in Perth on innovation in mining. Techniques are advancing at a rapid rate and junior miners should embrace new technologies to make sure that they maximise the value of every dollar spent on exploration in today's tight capital markets
EXPLORATION in Australia has improved but needs to get smarter as the sector faces increasing challenges presented by the nature of deposits according to former Toro Energy chair and exploration expert Dr Erica Smyth.Dr Erica SmythPresenting the keynote Sir Arvi Parbo Oration to delegates at the AMEC Convention in Perth today, Smyth said things had come a long way from exploration in the past but needed to develop further. She pointed out the challenges presented by underground resources as an area of particular significance. “There’s a lot of country left to explore in Australia, but when you have cover it gets very difficult to explore and gets very expensive to explore, so we have to get a lot better at looking at how we look under that cover,” she said.