Ensuring technical viability and economic realism

 

We have years of first-hand underground mining experience in most countries and across multiple commodities using all common mining methods.  As a global group, we have specialist underground mining expertise to provide solutions for the unique features of each project

 

Based on this extensive experience, we utilise an innovative and rigorous mining method selection and planning methodology that maximises the economic benefit of the project.  The methodology first focuses on understanding the complete mining context or characteristics of the deposit.  This is the fundamental information required to select the appropriate mining method and establish a robust mine plan.  The design of stoping blocks using the appropriate cut-off grades and minimum mining widths is followed by optimized production and development scheduling.  All mine design and schedule opportunities are left open until an optimised plan is defined.

 

Whether optimising an existing operation or deciding how to extract a new deposit, we can help ensure appropriate solutions are understood and implemented.

 

Services

 

Mining context definition

Mining methods selection

Complete mine design

Development and production scheduling including sequence optimisation

Geotechnical characterisation

Ground support system design

Equipment selection

Engineering studies (from scoping to feasibility studies)

Drill & blast design

Strategic planning; cut off grade & production rate analysis

Fragmentation analysis & draw control for caving operations

Backfill system design

Risk analysis & management

Due diligence

Ventilation system design

Operational review & assisatance