Selected Readings in Mineral Economics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080358642, 9781483160627

Selected Readings in Mineral Economics

1st Edition

Editors: F.J. Anderson
eBook ISBN: 9781483160627
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 410
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Selected Readings in Mineral Economics reviews the economic principles of mineral investment activities and mining decisions. Topics range from mineral reserves and exploration to the economics of mineral projects, taxation issues, and marketing and finance. This text is comprised of 27 chapters. After explaining the distinction between resources and reserves, this book proposes a concept of mineral reserves. The chapters that follow explore the conversion of resources into reserves through the exploration process, while focusing on the flow from resources to reserves and metal production based on the concept of the ""monitoring curve,"" along with the process of depletion and reserves replacement. The next section illustrates the range of issues associated with rational project evaluation in the minerals sector, considering the discounted cash flow techniques and option pricing as an approach to mine valuation. The effects of Canada's tax system on the mineral supply process are then examined, together with international mineral markets and finance. This text concludes with a chapter that analyzes financing methods for large-scale mining projects, including innovative methods of debt finance involving risk sharing. This book will be of interest to those working in the mining and metallurgical industries.

Table of Contents

Reserves, Resources, and Exploration


The Concept of Reserves-Expanded

Reflections on the "Expanded Reserves" Concept

Monitoring Canada's Mine Production

Looking for the Improbable Needle in a Haystack: The Economics of Base Metal Exploration in Canada

Exploration Risk

Mineral Exploration Productivity: Focusing to Restore Profitability

Economics of Mineral Projects


Project Evaluation-A Key Step to Implementation

Analysis of Risk in Mining Projects

COAIMOD: A Financial Analysis and Policy Simulation Model for Coal Mining Developments

The Effect of Inflation on the Evaluation of Mines

Locational Aspects of Mine Development Economics: Nova Scotia's Competitive Position in Canada

Option Pricing: A New Approach to Mine Valuation

Inter-Provincial Competition and the Canadian Potash Industry

Taxation Issues


Rates of Return in the Canadian Mining Industry: A Comparative Study

A Critique of the Saskatchewan Uranium Royalty

Recent New Brunswick Agreements for Oil Shale and Potash: Unique Arrangements or the Beginning of a Trend

Turning Ore into Rock

Flow-Through Shares-A Good Deal Better

An Expanding Family of Flow-through Shares

Improved Flow-through Share Rules

Marketing and Finance


Structural Change and Depression in World Metal Industries

Micro Issues But Macro Impacts-Strategic Problems in a Turbulent Mineral Environment

Factors Affecting the Viability of Canada's Copper Producers

Competition and Canadian Coal Prices in the Japanese Coking Coal Market

Managing Metal Price Risks

Mining Risk and International Lending: A Critical Review

Innovative Financing in the Metal Mining Industry: Meeting the Financial Challenge - The Northgate Experience

A Systematic Approach to Political Risk Analysis for Extractive Industries


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