SRK Consulting Mining and Geotechnical Consultants

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.

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SRK and Novo Combine to Bring Breakthrough Sampling Technology to Australia

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.

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How an Integrated Approach to Geological Mapping Provided New Insights to the Klondike Gold District

SRK Exploration Services (SRK ES) applied an integrated approach consisting of traditional mapping techniques with modern digital data capture, machine learning and three dimensional (3D) modelling to a mapping project that took place in the Klondike Gold District in Canada.

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Suite 2200, 1066 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC

V6E 3X2


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Press Release

2 July 2020

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.

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2 April 2020

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. 

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7 November 2019

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.

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20 August 2019

SRK will be holding a number of technical presentations at Mine Closure 2019 in Perth, Australia, next month.

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30 July 2019

OZ Minerals uses open data and a $1 million incentive to unearth hidden treasure.

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16 April 2019

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

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22 February 2019

SRK will be presenting a number of technical talks and short courses at the upcoming PDAC 2019 Convention in Toronto, Canada.

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18 February 2019

SRK North America is to attend the forthcoming Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Expo in Denver, Colorado.

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11 February 2019

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.

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12 September 2018

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.

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20 July 2018

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.

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28 March 2018

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?

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15 February 2018

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.

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24 November 2017

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.

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7 November 2017

The 13th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference held on the Gold Coast from 16 to 18 October 2017.

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21 September 2017

SRK Consulting (North America) is pleased to announce the appointment of corporate consultant Stephen Day as its new chairman.

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20 July 2017

The Board of SRK Consulting (Australasia) is pleased to announce the appointment of Corporate Consultant, Mark Noppé, as its new chairman.

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16 July 2017

SRK is pleased to announce that from 1 January 2017, Tim McGurk is appointed the Practice Leader for SRK Sweden and SRK Finland.

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28 September 2016

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).

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26 September 2016

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.

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30 August 2016

SRK Consulting (Canada) is releasing the following in response to Orezone Gold Corporation's (Orezone) news release of 22 August 2016.

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29 April 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.

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1 March 2015

Independent, global company providing services to the mining and water resource industries SRK Consulting is celebrating 40 years of business.

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26 February 2015

SRK Consulting is expanding its Nordic presence by opening a new consulting practice in Finland.

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8 September 2014

SRK Consulting has released a free brochure on Mining Technology, which gives an overview of their services to the global mining industry.

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24 August 2014

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.

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12 August 2014

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.

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8 April 2013

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.

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27 March 2012

SRK Consulting has repositioned itself to grow with Peru's expanding mining industry through a merger with Lima-based firm, SVS Ingenieros.

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12 April 2011

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

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12 December 2010

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

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12 December 2010

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

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12 December 2010

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

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2 December 2009

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

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19 July 2009

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

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12 July 2009

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

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5 July 2009

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

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28 June 2009

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

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21 June 2009

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

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SRK Vancouver

Suite 2200, 1066 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC

V6E 3X2


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SRK Lubumbashi

2056 Lukonzolwa Avenue

Quartier Golf

Congo (DRC)


South Africa

Susa Maleba +243 81 999 9775 +243 81 870 1753
SRK Johannesburg

265 Oxford Road

2196 Illovo


South Africa

Vis Reddy +27 11 441 1111 +27 11 880 8086
SRK Kolkata

SRK Mining Services (India) Private Limited

CE 106, Sector-1

Salt Lake

West Bengal

Kolkata 700 064


Subrato Ghosh +91 033 6548 8317 +91 033 2866 1073
SRK Almaty

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd

11th Floor


39 Gogol St




Martin Pittuck Mike Beare +7 727 259 0118 +7 727 259 0119
SRK Perth

10 Richardson Street

West Perth

Level 1


WA 6005


Chris Woodfull +61 8 9288 2000 +61 8 9288 2001
SRK Sydney

Level 2

44 Market Street

NSW 2000



Jeff Price +61 2 8079 1200 +61 2 8079 1222
SRK Brisbane

Level 5, 200 Mary Street

Queensland, 4000



John Chapman +61 7 3054 5000 +61 7 3832 9330
SRK Buenos Aires

Chile 300 (C1098AAF)

Buenos Aires


Alejo Sfriso +54 11 5291-4342–8887 +54 11 4342-3160
SRK Chile

Av Vitacura 2939

Piso 5


Las Condes



Esteban Hormazabal +56 2 489 0800 +56 2 489 0801
SRK Belo Horizonte

Edifício Inimá de Paula

Rua Santa Rita Durão , 74 – 12º andar

Funcionários, 30.140-110

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais


Marco Nascimento +55 31 3426 6566 +55 31 3426 6566
SRK Moscow

Building 1, 3rd Floor

4/3 Kuznetskiy Most Street

125009 Moscow


David Pearce +7 495 545 4416 +7 495 545 4418
SRK Sweden & Finland

c/o Bright Norr AB

Storgatan 31C

931 32, Skelleftea


Tim McGurk +46 910 54590 +46 910 54599
SRK Toronto

155 University Avenue, Suite 1500


Ontario M5H 3B7


James Siddorn +1 416 601 1445 +1 416 601 9046
SRK Beijing

B315 Cofco Plaza

No 8 Jianguomennei Dajie

Beijing 100005

Dongcheng District


Yonglian Sun +86 10 6511 1000 +86 10 8512 0385
SRK Tucson

Suite 240

3275 West Ina Road

Tucson, AZ


United States of America

Cori Hoag +1 520 544 3688 +1 520 544 9853
SRK Reno

Suite 300

5250 Neil Road

Reno, NV


United States of America

Jeff Parshley +1 775 828 6800 +1 775 828 6820
SRK Denver

1125 17th Street, Suite 600

Denver, CO


United States of America

John Tinucci +1 303 985 1333 +1 303 985 9947
SRK Ankara

2156. Sokak, No: 8/2

(SRK Consulting - Turkey)

Mustafa Kemal Mah., Çankaya

Ankara 06530


Bora Arpacioglu +90 312 442 04 79 +90 312 442 04 80
SRK Cardiff

5th Floor

Churchill House


17 Churchill Way

CF10 2HH

United Kingdom

Iestyn Humphreys +44 29 2034 8150 +44 29 2034 8199
SRK Exploration Services

12 St. Andrew’s Crescent


CF10 3DD

United Kingdom

James Gilberton +44 29 2023 3233 +44 29 2023 3211
SRK Accra

113A Mbabanie Lane

East Legon

PO Box KA 9159



John Kwofie +233 50 615 3839
SRK Mongolia

Ambassador office 4-403

Sukhbaatar District

Peace Avenue 15A/5



Erdene-Otgon Dalai +976 7014 0046 +976 7014 0046
SRK Peru

Av. La Paz 1227, Miraflores

Lima 15074


Karin DeRycker +511 206 5900 +511 446 5892
SRK Anchorage

SRK Alaska

Suite 110, 11901 Business Blvd

PO Box 770401

Eagle River

99577 Alaska

United States of America

+1 907 677 3520 +1 907 677 3620
SRK Saskatoon

Suite 600, 350 3rd Ave North


Saskatchewan S7K 6G7


+1 306 955 4778

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