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Proven mine planning processes and expert advice for both mine feasibility and operational improvement studies.

Our experienced mine planning experts design mine plans that are both practical and cost effective. 

Our global network of experts work at all levels from high-level conceptual studies to detailed feasibility studies and implementation plans on both Greenfield and existing operations.

We have a strong focus on strategic analysis to enable key project drivers to deliver positive outcomes. Our proven mine planning systems and processes mean that you can have the confidence that key project drivers are understood and the optimum development strategy is identified and return on investment is maximised.

Our in-house Competent Persons and Qualified Persons have experience across most commodities and international reporting codes, and are accessible globally. Our experienced team are qualified to sign off on mine plans and mine designs to meet international standards including JORC, NI 43-101, SAMREC and SEC.

We offer a range of mine planning services from conceptual mine plans for rapid evaluation of a project to more detail mine plans covering:

  • The mining sequence
  • Equipment selection
  • Labour requirements and cost estimates
  • Facility design, including office, change house, maintenance shop, electrical substation, water supply, access road, handling and/ or preparation systems
  • Reclamation plan
  • Capital and operating cost estimate
  • Financial evaluation
  • Complete report preparation for financing purposes

Our mine design engineers can expertly operate the major mine planning systems to produce short and long term pit excavation designs, schedule block layouts, dump designs, and volume balancing for open cuts and similar development, stope and services design for undergrounds.

For open pit mining our industry-leading software allows us to consider such things as fleet optimisation, haulage and dump efficiency and final landform design. We commonly carry out pit shell optimisation work in metal mines as well as margin ranking to define economic pit limits for stratigraphic deposits such as coal and bauxite.

For underground operations we can assess optimum sequencing and layout for development and extraction for a variety of underground mining methods.

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