Press Releases


Marston Publishes Compelling North American Coking Coal Study, Responding to Global Steel Chaos and its Consequences for North American Coking Coal

Marston’s North American Coking Coal Study is a valuable resource for those keen on understanding a quickly changing global commodities market.  For buyers, sellers and those with a vested interest in coking coal and its properties, Marston’s Study offers current must-have information regarding the show, what and where of North American coking coal.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 16, 2011 – As a global leader in providing consulting services to the mining industry, Marston, a Golder Associates Company, recently released a unique coking coal study with global ramifications.  The competitive environment for the steel industry, and those serving and buying from it, has changed.   New developments, often unexpected, are occurring at a fearsome pace.  These new developments of course place a premium on knowledge and response.  Those in the coking coal business are now being taxed to the strategic limit when it comes to deciding what actions to take. 

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Posted May 16, 2011


Golder Associates Acquires Global Mining Consulting Firm Marston

St. Louis, MO - Acquisition expands Golder’s mine planning and resource evaluation capabilities in coal mining and oil sands.

Golder Associates, a world leader in engineering and environmental consulting, has acquired the Marston group of companies, a full-service mining consultancy that specializes in mine planning and geologic services for open pit and underground coal, metals, oil sands, and industrial mineral mines.

The acquisition boosts Golder’s capabilities as a global leader in mining by expanding its mine planning and resource evaluation capabilities in energy minerals, particularly coal and the Alberta oil sands.  It also expands opportunities to provide Golder’s traditional services -- including geotechnical engineering, mine waste management, environmental services and permitting, and reclamation and closure -- to new clients in the world’s major coal-producing regions.

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Posted April 4, 2011


Marston Hires Jim Sronce, Mining Consultant

St. Louis, MO – Marston is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Sronce as Mining Consultant.  Jim brings many years of experience to Marston with a focus on applying Mincom© Minescape in surface mine planning and scheduling.  Prior to joining Marston, he worked at Mincom USA as one of its primary consultants and trainers, as an independent consultant and more recently, at Kiewit Mining Group in Omaha, Nebraska.  Jim has traveled extensively in North America training and doing consulting work with Mincom mine planning software and has logged many manhours of Minescape training throughout his years in the mining industry.

Posted September 30, 2010

Carl Fessenden Joins Marston as Consulting Engineer

Denver, CO – Marston is pleased to announce that Carl Fessenden, Consulting Engineer, has recently joined the company.  With more than 20 years of mining experience, Fessenden is a versatile, accomplished mining engineer with expertise in software systems, consulting and engineering services with an emphasis on mine design and scheduling.  His technical expertise includes ensuring detail and quality focused completion of mine feasibility studies, geological models, mine designs, scheduling and budgets.  His has advanced technical skills in CAD software, geological modeling, analytical tools, mine design and production scheduling software.  Fessenden is a results-focused leader who demonstrates professionalism, integrity and dedication to excellence.  Fessenden worked for Marston in the 1990s and prior to re-joining Marston, he worked for Mincom, and as a freelance mining consultant.  Fessenden’s work experience also includes working as an engineer at Rand Mines and Buffelsfontein Gold Mine, both in South Africa.  Fessenden holds a mining engineering degree from the University of Utah (BS) and a management diploma from the University of South Africa.  He will be based in Marston’s Lakewood, Colorado office.

Posted May 18, 2010