Precious Metals

Golder’s staff brings multiple years of hands on exploration and mining experience in precious metals.  This experience encompasses many deposit types and climatic settings in both open-pit and underground environments.

Exploration- From Grassroots to Production

  • Planning
  • Management - data management, drilling programs, QAQC programs, geochemical surveys and data handling
  • Evaluation of exploration
  • Qualified person services



  • Acquisition targets
  • Mineral audits
  • Due diligence - fatal flaw analysis
  • SEC, JORC, and NI43-101 reporting
  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Feasibility studies


Resources and Reserves

  • Reviews
  • Estimation



  • Geology - rock characterization studies (Ore, ARD)
  • Engineering - mine design, infrastructure analysis 


Mine Planning

  • Mine design
  • Scheduling, single –multiple mines
  • Ore control
  • Short- and long-range planning
  • Reconciliation studies


Financial Studies

  • Optimize-maximize NPV
  • Analysis
  • Cost trade offs
  • Capital cost evaluation
  • Operating cost evaluation
  • Risk analysis

Project Spotlight


Gold Open Pit


Newmont Gold Corporation

Minera Yanacocha Pit Design

Cajamarca, Peru

Challenge:  Newmont required assistance with mine planning and general mine engineering support for its Yanacocha gold mine in Peru.

Solution:  Golder provided detailed pit design and sensitivity analysis, recommendations for optimization of mine equipment fleets, and equipment cost analysis and forecasting.


Gold Resources of Nevada LLC

Precious Metals Exploration Project

Nevada, United States

Challenge:  Gold Resources of Nevada LLC required assistance in evaluating and prioritizing prospective target areas in northern Nevada.

Solution:  golder conducted literature reviews and field investigations including property staking, geological mapping, and geochemical sampling.  Based on the results of these studies, Golder identified several high priority targets and proposed follow-up exploration drilling programs.