Investing in training

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Newmont geologists from Ghana are spending eight weeks in Maptek’s Edinburgh office for comprehensive Vulcan training.

Newmont is investing heavily in Ghana’s gold resources, and has the Ahafo mine currently operating.

Vulcan has been chosen by Newmont as the geological modelling and mine planning solution for several projects in Ghana. Maptek provides training and support to Newmont mines.

Senior geologist Emmanuel Trebi and geologists Samuel Obeng and Johnny Sam Donkor will undertake two weeks of intensive training in Vulcan 3D geological and block modelling. This will be followed by six weeks focusing on the creation of detailed geological models.

The geologists will take their new skills back to their colleagues on site. The investment will continue to pay dividends as knowledge is passed on to other Newmont staff.

‘The key to a successful mine plan lies in an accurate geological model – if you don’t get it right now, you are bound to make a lot of corrections later. A good model can only come from good training,’ commented Shadrach Abeku Ainoo, District Exploration Manager, Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd.

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