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Oct 17 - 21 2022


All Day

Underground Mine Planning and Engineering studies


The objective of the 5-day workshop is to give participants a sound understanding of underground mining selection methods, resource estimation, mine planning and design, production, financial costs and modeling.


Underground Mine and exploration geologists, mining engineers and managers involved in grade control, ore reserves estimation, feasibility studies or medium to long term planning.


  • U/G Mining context definition and mining methods selection
  • Estimation of mineable tonnage and production rate assessment
  • Underground Mine Design, Planning and Engineering
  • Operating cost benchmarking and cost modeling


  • Mining Engineers,
  • Mineral Exploration and Mining Geologists,
  • Mining Analysts, Managers involved in ore Reserves Estimation, Economic Studies or
  • Medium to Long Term Planning Engineers

Date:             17th – 21st October 2022


  • Regular $3,100 (for regular registration)
    • Early Bird and WAIMM members $3,000 (Before October 1st, 2022)
    • Multi-person (≥2) $3,000 (Before October 1st, 2022)

Course fee includes hotel accommodation and all meals. Limit: 15 seats Deadline for registration: 15th October 2022

Venue:          Busua Beach Resort, Ghana


Lawrence Omari-Mensah Executive Secretary, WAIMM


Phone: +233 50 724 2841


Dan Bansah is the Chairman and Managing Director of Minecon Resources and Services Limited. Prior to joining MINECON in July 2018, Dan was Banro Corporation’s Head of Projects and Operations. Dan was Banro’s Vice President of Exploration from 2007 to 2013 and led a team of geologists in the discovery of over 17 million ounces of gold on Banro’s Twangiza – Namoya Gold Belt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Before joining Banro in 2004, Dan was the Group Mineral Resource Manager with Ashanti Goldfields, with responsibilities for the coordination, training, auditing and compilation of Ashanti’s Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves in Africa. Whiles in Ashanti, Dan headed the modelling and evaluation team to appraise several projects and operations in Africa, leading to their acquisition by the erstwhile Ashanti Goldfields. Dan has over 30 years-experience in the gold mining industry in Africa. He has a MSc in Mineral Exploration with Distinction from Leicester University, UK. Dan is a Member and a Chartered Professional of AusIMM, a Fellow of the West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) and a Member of the Ghana Institute of Geoscientists. Dan is credited with numerous technical papers; both published and unpublished.