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Committing to the development of a new mine involves huge amounts of capital expenditure and long time frames. In order to make optimal decisions, it is crucial to understand the future economic potential of a mine, and associated risks. Traditional spread sheet solutions, that use “average values” or “simplistic distributions”, often mean inaccurate models of the risk/return profile.
In this example we will showcase how MATLAB® can be used to develop and formalise a process for more detailed modelling of the future economic cash flow of a mine, based on historical data and producing distributions of a range of possible economic outcomes.
This example will highlight how MATLAB can be used to perform:
Net Present Value distribution analysis of a mine
Modelling and simulation of future prices and interest rate paths
Risk Assessments based on distribution of economic outcomes.
Excel Version: demo_mining.xlsm
(View README for steps to setup)
MATLAB Version: NPV_Analysis.m
David Willingham (2021). Mining Economics with MATLAB (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/39257-mining-economics-with-matlab), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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