Surface Mine Planning
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Golder routinely performs surface mine planning studies that encompass all aspects associated with the investigation, design, economic analysis and resulting investment decision-making of potential mining projects for all sectors of the mining industry worldwide.
Golder’s surface mine planning efforts normally culminate in the development of mining cost estimates based on the production statistics derived from the mine plan. Golder’s surface mine planning projects may be in support of comprehensive feasibility studies or to assist active mining operations in identifying efficiency improvements for short- and long-range planning including the evaluation and selection of equipment utilized in the production sequencing and scheduling process.
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Golder’s results are generally presented in a comprehensive report that may be used internally for board approvals, management decision making, budgetary planning and project financing.
Golder’s studies are geared towards identifying fatal flaws or technical deficiencies in data and approach, then recommendations for advancing a project into the next logical stage based on a cohesive, achievable and dependable result utilizing a team of talented geologists and engineers with a combination of practical operating experience and sound engineering principals.
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Golder’s studies are based on the fact that it has performed numerous independent evaluations of conceptual, pre-feasibility, and bankable feasibility level studies including:
- Greenfield and brownfield exploration programs
- Data management, collection and processing
- Geological modeling
- Mine planning
- Equipment selection
- Economic analysis