Minerals & Metals Consulting
Mining Consulting

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Ausenco's mining consulting services cover a wide range of areas that are specific to the needs of each phase in the project lifecycle, from preliminary assessment to scoping, prefeasibility, feasibility and detail engineering for open pit and underground mines.

Mining consulting services

  • Mine Project Evaluation
  • Resources & Exploration
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Production Optimisation

Mining consulting team expertise​

Ausenco’s Mining Consulting team's specialists and Principal Mining Associates have more than 420 collective years of experience working on diverse mine designs and project development from exploration and conceptual stages to feasibility studies, construction and environmental reviews for a range of projects in South, Central and North America. These projects include copper, gold, iron and polymetallic ore deposits exploited in both open pit and underground mines.

Supporting Mining Disciplines

Exploration geology

  • Design of exploration campaigns and drill targets, site drilling supervision and geological and geometallurgical modelling

Resources geology

  • UG´s modelling, geostatistic and resource estimation and categories, Jorc and NI 43-101 reporting

Geotechnical geology

  • Design of geotechnical drilling campaigns, mapping and core logging, 2D, 3D geotechnical numerical modelling, rock mass characterization, RMR and MRMR

Tunnelling engineering

  • Site investigation and alignment alternative’s selection
  • Selection of tunnels section according with standards, serviceability and excavation method
  • Design and engineering for tunnelling, shaft sinking and other underground facilities
  • Drill and blasting - TBM, NATM, Caverns
  • Instrumentation and monitoring
  • Site supervision during construction
  • Risk analysis
  • Numerical modelling (2D and 3D)
  • Rehabilitation of tunnels
  • Strategic planning
  • Civil engineering design