SRK’s experienced personnel and practical approach give you achievable options, opinions and solutions together with an understanding of the associated risks.
SRK Consulting is an independent, international consulting practice providing focused advice and solutions to the earth and water resource industries. For mining projects, we offer services from exploration to mine closure.
Established in 1974, SRK employs more than 1,400 professionals internationally in over 45 offices on six continents.
Mining consultants, geotechnical consultants and career geologists
We employ leading mining consultants, geotechnical consultants and career geologists. Our integrated services and global presence have made the company a leading international practice in due diligence, mining feasibility studies, mine waste management and mine closure.
Exploration, geological and resource consulting services
Our geological services include structural interpretations to establish controls on mineralization, geological modeling, remote sensing, geophysical data interpretation and exploration program management.
Models for mining feasibility studies
We prepare resource models, based on a sound understanding of the underlying geology for mining feasibility studies, operating mines and evaluations. Our geostatistical experts apply the most appropriate methods, ensuring that geological and geometric controls are considered throughout the estimation process.
For independent reporting, we have “qualified persons” in many jurisdictions to facilitate reporting in accordance with the CNI 43-101, JORC and other applicable codes.
Mining pre-feasibility studies and mining feasibility studies
SRK employs experienced mining consultants, geotechnical consultants and career geologists with a strong operational background. We offer mining consultancy services for due diligence audits, technical reports, scoping studies, and mining pre-feasibility studies and mining feasibility studies compliant with relevant standards.
Our services include mine designs, layouts, production scheduling and equipment selection. We use a range of software including AutoCAD, Gemcom, Whittle, Vulcan, MineSight and Mine2-4D.
Underground and open-pit rock engineering
Our mining consultants, geotechnical consultants and career geologists have extensive experience in both underground and open-pit rock engineering for projects involving precious and base metals, diamonds and industrial minerals. By combining expertise in rock mechanics with an understanding of the mining business, we provide practical advice to reduce project risks.
Tailings, heap leach and waste rock management
SRK Consulting is extensively involved in permitting, design, operation and closure of mine tailings, waste rock and associated water disposal/management facilities. Our experience includes a wide range of mine waste products, extensive geochemical knowledge, hands-on knowledge of proven management techniques and a broad range of climates and seismic regimes. We provide management solutions that can be practically implemented and successfully completed.
Ore placement and solution management greatly influence the design and layout of earthworks for heap leach facilities. Our approach is to assess and optimize earthwork and lining requirements based on the topographic and geotechnical characteristics of the site, the engineering characteristics of the ore, and the project’s environmental objectives.
Our design teams provide comprehensive services for tailings, heap leach and waste facilities. These include site selection, geotechnical and geochemical investigations, construction-level design, specification and bid document preparation, and construction quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA).
Environmental, water and mine closure consulting services
SRK’s practical experience with a range of mining facilities – in cold, wet and arid climates on all continents – assures that we identify critical environmental issues on your project. We create risk-based frameworks to facilitate decision making for project acquisition, permitting, operation and closure.
Our water professionals can assist with mine water management, water supply and water quality strategies. We regularly develop solutions to mine drainage issues – ranging from severe acidity to unusual trace elements – for new mine permitting, optimization of existing operations and closure plans.
We have worked with clients to develop closure plans at all stages of the mine life cycle, and have successfully implemented these plans at many properties.
Civil and geotechnical consulting services
SRK Consulting’s mining consultants, geotechnical consultants and career geologists have extensive experience with geotechnical investigations and design for foundations, tunnels and dams.
With state-of-the-art targeting tools, we can minimise your risks, cut your costs and reduce your timeframes. Our independent assessments and advice provide the basis for your decision making.
SRK's professional staff have the specific experience you need to satisfy the regulations and apply cost-effective, technically sound solutions to your environmental challenges.
Whether it is via a merge or outright purchase of another company, there are important questions to consider when a mining company decides to venture down the path of acquisition-led growth.
Empirical rock mass classification systems are widely used in the practice of mining engineering, especially in the early stages of engineering design of mining infrastructure.
A mineral resource is a concentration or occurrence of solid material of economic interest in or on the Earth's crust in such form, grade or quality and quantity that there are reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction.
The Lace Diamond Mine (LDM) is located near the town of Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. The mine lies about 200km south-west of the capital city, Johannesburg.
The Candelaria mining complex includes the Candelaria and Ojos del Salado copper mining operations in the Atacama region, Chile. The mines produce copper concentrates from open-pit and underground mines.
The Hope Bay gold mine is located approximately 685km northeast of Yellow Knife and 125km south-west of Cambridge bay, in the western Nunavut territory of Canada, one of the top ten gold producing countries.
The Phoenix gold project involves the development of an underground mine in the Red Lake district of Ontario, Canada, which is one of the largest gold producing countries in the world.
Madaouela is an advanced-stage uranium project being developed near Arlit in north-central Niger. The project is located within the most significant sandstone-hosted uranium deposits in the world.
SRK Consulting (Australasia) and Novo Resources have teamed up to trial an innovative groundwater sampling method, believed to be a first in the Australian mining industry.
At SRK, we understand the dynamics of mining: the variability of the deposit, the practical constraints which prevent ideal solutions from being implemented, the challenges of working in remote locations, the factors which really drive costs, etc.
SRK Consulting has announced its selection as Consultant of the Year by Mining Journal, one of the international mining industry’s most highly regarded publications.
SRK will be holding a number of technical presentations at Mine Closure 2019 in Perth, Australia, next month.
OZ Minerals uses open data and a $1 million incentive to unearth hidden treasure.
This 1.5-day workshop will work through open pit and underground mine dewatering, slope stability, pore pressure depressurization and most importantly, cost-saving opportunities while ensuring safety
SRK will be presenting a number of technical talks and short courses at the upcoming PDAC 2019 Convention in Toronto, Canada.
SRK North America is to attend the forthcoming Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Expo in Denver, Colorado.
This short course provides an overview to help mining companies and investors understand the new disclosure requirements and provide management with a strategy for navigating the changes and achieving compliance ahead of time.
SRK Canada is delighted to announce its merger with Labrecque Technologies Inc. LTI specializes in conducting dynamic process simulations to help mining companies predict future performance so they can optimize productivity and avoid costly mistakes.
SRK is delighted to inform our Québec clients that we now have two French-speaking consultants from our Canadian geoenvironmental business unit based in their province.
Over the decades, with decreasing ore deposit grades, miners have turned to economies of scale and bulk mining to gain advantage. This has resulted in an inherent dilution of feed to the mill. However, a point is being reached for most ore deposits where the mill feed grades for the selective mining unit (SMU) sizes are too low to be deemed economic. So what can we do to improve mill feed?
Groundwater is a critical ingredient in production at most mines in Australia. So, Brian Luinstra finds it astounding that many mine operators still see demonstrating the viability of a water source as a “regulatory tick box” rather than a critical factor in the feasibility of their projects.
With the improvements in the copper price, mining interest will soon be returning to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to SRK Consulting country manager Susa Maleba.
The 13th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference held on the Gold Coast from 16 to 18 October 2017.
SRK Consulting (North America) is pleased to announce the appointment of corporate consultant Stephen Day as its new chairman.
The Board of SRK Consulting (Australasia) is pleased to announce the appointment of Corporate Consultant, Mark Noppé, as its new chairman.
SRK is pleased to announce that from 1 January 2017, Tim McGurk is appointed the Practice Leader for SRK Sweden and SRK Finland.
SRK Global has appointed Corporate Consultant Jeff Parshley as its new chairman. Jeff brings to the role 35 years of worldwide project experience, including 28 with SRK (US).
SRK Consulting welcomes back the familiar face of Steve Boyce, an engineering and environmental permitting expert who worked at SRK's Elko office from 2000 to 2008. With 28 years of local and international mining experience focused on environmental permitting and mine development, operations, and closure, Steve has extensive knowledge to share with SRK Elko.
SRK Consulting (Canada) is releasing the following in response to Orezone Gold Corporation's (Orezone) news release of 22 August 2016.
SRK is pleased to announce that it is merging MVS's ventilation services into its US practice. MVS specializes in addressing engineering and ventilation challenges associated with mining operations and other subsurface facilities. The amalgamation aligns with both companies' visions of expanding their reach and services within the mining and minerals industries.
Independent, global company providing services to the mining and water resource industries SRK Consulting is celebrating 40 years of business.
SRK Consulting is expanding its Nordic presence by opening a new consulting practice in Finland.
SRK Consulting has released a free brochure on Mining Technology, which gives an overview of their services to the global mining industry.
SRK (UK) is celebrating its continued Best Companies Accreditation and latest entry into The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list. This is the second year the company has been accredited and has improved its listing entry to 46th.
The international mining consultancy group SRK Consulting is pleased to announce that it has opened a new country practice office in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
SRK Consulting, one of the world's largest resources consulting groups, has opened a new practice in Hong Kong, its 7th in Asia and 50th around the globe.
SRK Consulting has repositioned itself to grow with Peru's expanding mining industry through a merger with Lima-based firm, SVS Ingenieros.
SRK Consulting is expanding its presence in Argentina, opening a second office in the country to service the increasing demand from mining industry clients. The new office in Mendoza will complement SRK’s Buenos Aires office, which opened two years ago. SRK Argentina managing director
A strong resurgence in investment activity in Mexico's minerals industry in the wake of the GFC as well as solid relationships with a number of key clients have prompted SRK Consulting to open its fourth office in Latin America. The leading international mining consultancy inaugurated
SRK Consulting expects staff numbers in its new office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to increase significantly next year as exploration and development activity in the country's nascent mining sector accelerates. Having built a successful presence in China, and serviced the Mongolia market
SRK Global has appointed a new chairman, Mike Armitage, who has been with the company for 20 years. A geologist by profession, Armitage has been instrumental in the company's expansion into Europe and Russia and has worked in the minerals industry for more than 25 years. He replaces SRK
Leading multi-disciplinary consulting firm SRK Australia is recruiting again after a hiatus in the first half of 2009. If the past 15 years is anything to go by, the new arrivals can expect to see plenty of the world if they stick around. The Australian business arm of global compa
SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd has become the first international mining consultancy to open a permanent office in Sweden. The office is in Skellefteå, a coastal town at the head of Skellefte mining district. Sweden is the largest producer of metals in the European Union. Together with Fi
The Argentinian mining industry may still be small compared with Australia, Canada and Chile, but SRK Consulting believes it has huge potential. VS Consultores (VSC), a Buenos Aires-based consultancy that has been working with SRK's Chile office for seven years, is an ideal entry point into the c
Increasing opportunities in China have convinced leading consulting group SRK Consulting to open a second office in the country, in Nanchang. The new office in Jiangxi Province represents a sister operation to the existing Beijing branch, opened in 2005. Dr Yonglian Sun, managing direct
SRK Consulting has opened a new office in Jakarta in a move aimed at cementing a stronger foothold in the expanding Indonesian mining market. The office expands existing ties to the region established via a number of major projects that SRK has been working on over many years, according
After 35 years in business, SRK Consulting has plenty of reasons to be excited about the future. Established in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1974 by three talented and enterprising consultants, the company has not only grown to almost 900 staff in 2009, but has also spread its global