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.
Products and Services
Mining Project Evaluation
SRK’s experienced personnel and practical approach give you achievable options, opinions and solutions together with an understanding of the associated risks.
SRK's experienced personnel and practical technology give you options and solutions.
Geology, Resources and Exploration
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.
Environmental, Social and Closure Compliance
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.
Geotechnical Engineering Services
SRK can support your excavations, your buildings, your roads, your rivers and canals, the bridges over them and the tunnels under them.
Correlations Between Various Rock Mass Classification Systems
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.
Managing Mineral Resource Risk
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.
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.
Geotechnical Risk Analysis for the Closure Alternatives of the Chuquicamata Open Pit
The Chuquicamata copper mine is located in the northern part of Chile, about 16km from the city of Calama.
Hope Bay Gold Mine, Nunavut
Salares Norte Project
Gediktepe Project, Balikesir
Cascabel Copper-Gold Project
Josemaria Copper-Gold Project, San Juan Province
Admiral Bay Zinc Project
Phoenix Gold Project, Red Lake, Ontario
Madaouela Uranium Project
Damang Gold Mine
Windfall Lake Gold Project, Quebec
Karma Gold Mine
Lace Diamond Mine (LDM), Kroonstad, Free State
Bovill Kaolin Project, Idaho
Ngualla Rare Earth Project
Coffee Gold Project, Yukon Territory
Namoya Gold Mine, Maniema
Tongo Diamond Project
Kvanefjeld Rare Earth – Uranium Project
Okvau Gold Project
Back River Gold Project, Kitikmeot, Nunavut
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
OZ Minerals uses open data and a $1 million incentive to unearth hidden treasure.Read more
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 safetyRead more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
The 13th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference held on the Gold Coast from 16 to 18 October 2017.Read more
SRK is pleased to announce that from 1 January 2017, Tim McGurk is appointed the Practice Leader for SRK Sweden and SRK Finland.Read more
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.Read more
SRK Consulting (Canada) is releasing the following in response to Orezone Gold Corporation's (Orezone) news release of 22 August 2016.Read more
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.Read more
SRK Consulting has released a free brochure on Mining Technology, which gives an overview of their services to the global mining industry.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 directorRead more
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 inauguratedRead more
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 marketRead more
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 SRKRead more
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 compaRead more
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 FiRead more
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 cRead more
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 directRead more
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, accordingRead more
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 globalRead more
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SRK Mining Services (India) Private Limited
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