Xenith Named 2018 Australia’s Mining Monthly Mining Consultant of the Year
Xenith has been named 2018 Mining Consultant of the Year thanks to the efforts of their Hunter Valley Office Manager, David Lennard. The judging panel cited that it was David’s efforts to not only work as a consultant but to also provide training and mentoring to clients and colleagues that stood out.
Xenith’s Managing Director, Ken Hill has said “Xenith are pleased to have won this award, the recognition of Xenith’s ability to work with our clients and partners to generate successful outcomes is hugely rewarding. We thank Dave for his significant contributions to building the Xenith brand and delivering value to our clients”.
Through David’s leadership, Xenith have been delivering outstanding value to clients including Yancoal, Glencore, Batchfire and Bengalla Mining Company. David has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to significantly increase the value of client projects over his years in the industry.
Xenith recently attended the Sydney Basin Symposium held at the Mercure Hunter Valley as one of the major sponsors for the event.
The Sydney Basin Symposium brings together geologists from industry, consulting, university and government to present and discuss the results of recent research projects and developments. As with its sister symposium, the Bowen Basin Symposium, it provides an excellent opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and stay up to date with developments in coal technology.
REALM Resources has updated the coal resources and reserves for its PT Katingan Ria in Indonesia in accordance with the JORC Code 2012.
PT Katingan’s coal resources are 87.5 million tonnes, split 6.5Mt measured, 44Mt indicated and 37Mt inferred, while coal reserves are 27.4Mt.
PT Katingan Ria coal is a typical low rank, sub-bituminous thermal coal with low sulphur and nitrogen contents and complies with the Argus Indonesian Coal Index.
Pit optimisation was carried out on the PT Katingan Ria deposit in a previous mining and barging options study conducted by Xenith in February 2013.
This study delineated an area of the deposit that was economical to mine at a reasonably low product coal sales price.
The current PT Katingan Ria life of mine pit used in the recent reserves statement was within the economic mining limits.