Consulting & Advisory

Providing consulting and advisory for over 50 years in the delivery of over 14,000 studies and reviews across all key mining regions of the world.

RPMGlobal’s consulting and advisory expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with mining clients and investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

RPMGlobal Mining Project Services

Mining Project Services

Through frameworks, technology and deep domain knowledge, we bring solutions to miners to systemise operational improvements and continue to improve cost structures, increase productivity and create value across the whole mining value chain, specifically in the areas of:

  • Geology and exploration
  • Mining studies
  • Operational scenario analysis
  • Technical site support and business process improvement
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RPMGlobal Investor Services

Investor Services

We partner with investment firms to deliver the deep domain and technical expertise Financiers that the mining industry expect. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Lenders Engineer
  • IPO’s and capital market transaction support
  • Asset analysis and ranking
  • JV and investors technical representation
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RPMGlobal Operational Services

Operational Services

Our imperative is to help mining organisations perform at their best. We do this through our powerful combination of mining industry expertise and technology to bring greater visibility and understanding of the impact of business decisions before they are made. If you are looking to derive greater productivity from your mining operation, we want to partner with you.

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    Base Metals

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Iron Ore

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Lateritic Ore

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Open Cut Coal

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Precious Metals

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Battery Minerals

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Underground Coal

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Uranium

    RPMGlobal’s (RPM) expertise spans across all key mining regions, methods and commodities globally. RPM partners with Mining clients and Investment firms to deliver bespoke and/or independent insights and advice based on our strong understanding of the requirements of the mining industry and its financiers.

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    Technical Paper

    Independent Engineer/Due Diligence Reviews

    The majority of Independent Engineer (IE) assignments for due-diligence reviews of mining projects are performed for financial institutions considering the lending of funds for new or expanding mine projects.

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    Graphite: Not All Flakes Are Created Equal

    Graphite is one of the three common allotropes of carbon (the other two are amorphous and diamond). It forms with a hexagonal crystal structure arranged in layers and is the most stable form of carbon under standard conditions.

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    Fatal Flaws In Processing Due Dilligences

    A Due Diligence is typically required when funds are sought to develop a new project or expand an existing operation or when there is a proposed merger or acquisition.

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    Project Infrastructure Requirements

    When considering a prospective mining operation, much of the focus is naturally on the resource itself and the ability to extract and process the material into a commercial product. However the ability to achieve this is dependent on the infrastructure that is available, or needs to be constructed for the project.

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    Management of Extreme High Grade Assays

    The estimation of mineral resources forms the basis for proving the viability of any mining project.

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    Pressure Leaching: Coming Of Age or Has it Been Here for a Long Time?

    RPMGlobal has been recently been involved with several reviews of pressure oxidation facilities including application in gold, silver, copper and aluminum.

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    Cost Overrun Accounts

    In its role as an independent engineer (IE) on behalf of various lenders, RPMGlobal is asked to perform pre-loan approval due diligence on mining projects in order to identify risks that might affect a borrower’s/sponsor’s ability to repay debt.

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    Minimum Engineering Study Requirements Update

    The evaluation of a mining project from exploration through development and production is a lengthy and complicated process.

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    Are You Ready for Your Next Budget Cycle?

    Traditional budgeting tools can hinder the budgeting & planning cycle but there is a better way.

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    Selecting Longwall Panel: An Objective Approach

    The trend for longwall operations has been to increase panel widths, lengths and where possible, cutting height.

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    Innovation in Mining: Simulation and Production Planning

    Mining companies are familiar with the ups and downs of the mining economy. However, in recent times, the large high and subsequent low fluctuations are hitting the industry hard. To compound the economic pressures, deposits are continually getting deeper and more complex to extract, and grades are lower.

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    An Optimal Model of Global Thermal Coal Trade

    While one would be hard pressed to glean positive news regarding the coal industry’s future from the popular media and even from some trade publications, recent research suggests that the future may not be so bleak.

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    Discrete Event Haulage Simulation

    It is widely understood that mine haulage is one of the highest cost components within the mining process. The current economic climate presents heightened pressure to maximise the value of current haulage systems and drive down costs; doing more, with less.

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    Junior Challenge

    In November 2013, Grant Thornton Australia released their annual JUMEX Survey, a survey of junior mining and exploration companies in Australia.

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    Resource Estimate Review Steps

    International codes such as JORC, NI 43-101 and SAMREC are all based on the notion of transparency together with professional aptitude and experience of the competent persons undertaking the work.

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    Surface Mining Technology Managing the Paradigm Shift

    Mining is essentially a materials management process where materials are classified, excavated, moved to a desired location, processed at a cost and sold for a price and hopefully, generate a profit. ‘How much is that cost and can it be reduced?’ is the ageold question.

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    Optimum Equipment Management Through Life Cycle Costing

    Large mining operations need equipment that consistently performs as expected. The most effective way of ensuring this is to have a defined life cycle with an optimized maintenance strategy.

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    The Importance of Economics in Mining

    With the mining industry at a point of inflection - or perhaps introspection - many companies are placing a much greater focus on costs.

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    The Five Elements of Project Failure

    “There is nothing so useless as do-ing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker

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    Royalties and Valuation of Mineral Rights

    An appraiser of mineral rights or interests in a property is faced with the same three approaches to valuation as with any other real estate appraisal exercise: 1) cost, 2) comparable sales, and 3) the income method.

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    Mineral Project Evaluation

    As commodity prices rise, together with restricted labor markets and fluctuating material costs, the role of mineral project evaluation plays a vital role for all mining professionals.

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    Economic of Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - Part 2

    In this final part he continues the example of why “optimum” production rates for new mine developments derived from simple discounted cash flow analysis may be wrong … i.e., too high.

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    Economic of Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - Part 1

    In this article, he looks at marginal costs, and suggests that some of our investment choices for startup of new mines might be incorrect – if we apply simple pit optimization criteria, the “optimum” production rates derived from these models may be too high.

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    Phosphates & Your Future

    Phosphate is an essential component of the human body and necessary in the human diet. The primary source in the human diet is from plants produced by intensive crop development in favorable agricultural areas around the world.

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    The Evolution of Mining Trucks

    The mining industry is constantly developing and introducing new technologies to make operations more efficient, safer and ultimately improve the bottom line.

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    RPMGlobal Approach to the Reporting of NI 43-101 Complaint Minerals

    Pincock, Allen and Holt (PAH) prepared this article to provide guidance and clarification on our current approach to the estimation and reporting of Mineral Resources in light of the various international mining codes established by professional organizations such as CIM, SME and JORC and the respective exchange commissions.

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    Electronic Metals and Rare Earth Oxides

    Several years ago, the author used a historic 15th century Portuguese bookcover in a college lecture. The picture illustrated the dangers of world exploration with a two mast sailing ship breaking up near shore, and all the crew jumping overboard to swim to safety.

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    Quantitative Risk Analysis of Estimated Resources

    The dictionary meaning of estimate is “an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.” Resource estimates are the grades and tonnages calculated from a resource model at a cutoff grade.

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