James Williams


Senior Resource Geologist
SRK Consulting (UK)

James Williams (BSC, MSc, FGS) is a Senior Consultant (Resource Geology) with over ten years of experience in the Exploration and Mining Industry, James specialising in 3D geological modelling, estimating and auditing Mineral Resources in accordance with International Reporting Standards for a range of commodities across the globe. He is also highly proficient in the geological mapping of remote terrains through to the day-to-day management and supervision of grade control programmes.

Session 5
06 July 2022 / 09:30 - 11:00 | Queen Geraldine

Drilling and Sampling Considerations for Assessment of Mine Tailings

Improvements in processing technologies, increased commodity prices and new markets for commodities have resulted in an increased amount of exploration and exploitation of tailings storage facilities (TSF). Data collection is key in assessing a TSF deposit prior to undertaking any Mineral Resource Estimate (Compliant with International Reporting Codes). This presentation will discuss sampling, surveying (laser scanners and drones), drilling, density measurements and mine production/material movements used in determining the economic potential of TSF as well as highlighting some key environmental advantages of reprocessing mine tailings material.