Base Metals

Golder’s professional mining engineering and geology staff has developed and operated a number of base metals mines.  These include both open-pit and underground operations. Golder’s staff has been involved with base metals projects in diverse environments including arctic, desert, and tropical locations.

Base metals services support numerous business issues faced by our clients including junior and major mining companies, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and law practices. Typical services include:

  • SEC, JORC, and NI43-101 reporting
  • Mergers and acquisitions support
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Financial analysis
  • Market studies
  • Business reviews
  • Economic evaluations
  • Expert testimony

Golder supports base metals exploration and development activities with a wide variety of services including:

  • Project development
  • Exploration support
  • Data management
  • Mineral evaluations
  • Modeling
  • Resource and reserve planning
  • Geological engineering
  • Mine planning


Project Spotlight


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Baja Mining

Review of Boleo Project Mine Plans


Challenge:  Baja is currently pursuing financing of it polymetallic mining project and required an independent review of the surface and underground mining plans, costs and other production-related aspects of its plans.

Solution:  As a result of Golder's review, the client could assure investors of a sound mining plan, the most advanced mine planning systems, and an attainable production target.

Mechel OAO

Resource/Reserve Audits


Challenge:  Mechel needed a cost effective yet accurate method to determine if resource and reserve estimates developed using Russian standards could be applied to U.S. SEC and Australasian JORC standards with only minimal electronic information available.

Solution:  Golder combined its expert knowledge of Russian classifications and U.S. SEC and Australasian JORC standards to cost effectively validate the estimates.