The possibilities they raised at the workshop included strengthening the SEMF to build networks of support among themselves.
The development of such an educational program and a certifying mechanism for generalists was the original mission of the SEMF over 10 years ago (Wilson, 1993), but it has languished for lack of energy and resources.
The leadership within the small group of family physician in the SEMF tires from the constant struggle to promote the field.
SEMF is a multi-discipline engineering, scientific and management consulting group with strong expertise in the mining sector having previously completed work for King Island Scheelite's (ASX:KIS) (PINK:KISLF) Tasmanian Tungsten Project and Nyrstar (EBR:NYR) (PINK:NYRSF), the world's largest zinc metal producer, at its Hobart smelter.
SEMF have examined the likely capital and operating costs based on the preliminary metallurgical design and other project information for the Mt Garnet Project Based on the preliminary process flowsheet a likely baseline throughput was estimated at 700,000 tonne per annum.
SEMF have estimated capital costs in the order of A$124 million inclusive of a 10% contingency.
As part of the scoping study, and based on the SEMF estimates, indicative project net cash flows before tax for a range of tin ore prices have been developed in-house and are shown in Table 1 below.