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The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7303-7709-2
176 pages
May 2012, Wrightbooks
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The essential guide to investing in mining opportunities, now in its Fourth Edition

A comprehensive guide to mining investment analysis designed for use by financial and mining analysts, executives, and investors, The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management has become an essential resource for assessing the value and investment potential of mining opportunities. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition of the classic text provides new and up-to-date information to better explain the mysteries surrounding the resources industry.

Written by Victor Rudenno, a leading global expert on mining investment analysis and consultant to mining companies, financial bodies, and governments, The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management, Fourth Edition covers a wide range of essential topics, including: feasibility studies, commodity values and forecasting, classification of resources and reserves, indicative capital and operating costs, valuation and pricing techniques, qualifying risk, the impact of exploration and expansion, and more.

  • Fourth edition of the bestselling text on assessing mining investment opportunities
  • Author Victor Rudenno is a respected global expert on mining investment analysis
  • Key topics, including feasibility studies, valuation techniques, and risk qualification are covered in detail

Packed with invaluable mining information for the financial industry and financial information for the mining industry, The Mining Valuation Handbook is the definitive guide to assessing and investing in mining opportunities.

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Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

1 The resources industry 1

2 A quick guide to financials 13

3 Feasibility studies 21

4 Commodity values and forecasting 41

5 Resource project considerations 67

6 Classification of resources and reserves 97

7 Mining and hydrocarbon recovery 113

8 Indicative capital and operating costs 151

9 Hedging commodities and exchange rates 235

10 Taxation, depreciation, royalties and accounting standards 245

11 Valuation methodologies 265

12 Takeovers and fair value allocation 299

13 Quantifying the risk 317

14 Cutoff grade theory 329

15 Share price performance and real options 337

16 Impact of exploration, development and expansion 357

17 Determining the appropriate discount rate 381

18 Dealing with inflation 391

19 Agricola Mining — a hypothetical example 397

20 Commodity profiles 417

Appendix A: Sources of information 495

Appendix B: Australian Native Title 501

Appendix C: Royalty rates 505

Appendix D: Economic geology primer 517

Appendix E: Project details 523

Appendix F: Exchange rates and CPI 541

Appendix G: Continuous discounting and annuities 545

Appendix H: Abbreviations, conversions and energy factors 547

Glossary 555

Bibliography and references 593

Index 597

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DR VICTOR RUDENNO holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering, a Master of Commerce and a PhD in Mining Economics. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Victor has worked for leading stockbrokers and investment banks and, for over 35 years, has been lecturing to university students, industry practitioners, investors and fund managers around the world. He consults to industry and government and can be contacted through www.revaluate.com.au.

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