Open Pit Mining
Opening up a strong advantage
Our engineers have strong operational and technical backgrounds and substantial experience gained in mines across multiple commodities, methods, continents and countries. In addition, we are able to draw on the broader skills across our company’s global workforce to ensure that our solutions and advice are not only practical and workable, but take account of appropriate geotechnical and environmental considerations.
Our services cover scoping/feasibility studies and economic evaluations, detailed mine design and layouts, production scheduling and equipment selection. We also have key people pro-actively reviewing improved mining methods outside traditional approaches.
Assisting us in our work are requisite skills with all major software design, optimisation and scheduling packages. We have expert users for a range of software packages including Whittle, Gemcom, Vulcan, MineSight, Datamine and Minemax.
We have developed an innovative and rigorous mine planning methodology that takes a mineral resource through to a comprehensive technical report inclusive of the life-of-mine plan and technical-economic model. The methodology first focuses on pit optimisation to determine the economic mining depth, scale of operation, and cut-off strategy. Our personnel are driven to ensure that appropriate decisions to guide project development are made at the earliest opportunity.
We are aware of the growing need by mining companies to bring their projects into production more quickly. We can hasten the process by supplying quality consultants to supplement your technical resources to achieve desired outcomes. We are also dedicated to producing client-focused solutions, providing more and better options, and addressing current industry shortcomings. And we are committed to reviewing what aspects of project feasibility can be done in parallel whilst minimising the risk of re-work.
- Scoping, Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies
- Mine planning reviews and technical audits
- Development and implementation of optimal mining strategies
- Operational reviews and improvements
- Financial evaluations
- Risk analysis
- Project reviews
- Due diligence
- Competent person reports
- Stock market listing reports