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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.

Suite 2200, 1066 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC,
V6E 3X2 Canada

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.

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.

Mining Services

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.

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.

Scotia Mine, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Scotia mine is a fully-permitted zinc-lead open-pit mine located in the province of Nova Scotia in Canada and is owned by y ScoZinc, a Canadian metals mining company.

Candelaria Copper Mining Complex

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.

Hope Bay Gold Mine, Nunavut

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.

Salares Norte Project

The Salares Norte project is a blind epithermal gold and silver deposit in the Atacama region of northern Chile.

Cascabel Copper-Gold Project

The Cascabel copper-gold project is a large high-grade copper-gold porphyry exploration mine located in the Cascabel region of northern Ecuador.

Admiral Bay Zinc Project

The Admiral Bay underground zinc mine is located in the Canning basin of Western Australia.

Converting Data into Information into Decisions

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 at Mine Closure 2019

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

SRK to Attend PDAC 2019 in Toronto

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

SRK to Host SEC Mining Disclosure Workshop

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 Consulting Merges with Labrecque Technologies, Inc.

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.

Improving Mill Feed: A Miner’s Perspective

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?

H2O Insight a Critical Resource

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.

DRC: The Right Time for Exploration is Now

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.

New Chairman for SRK North America

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

SRK Global Appoints New Chairman

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 Engineer Steve Boyce

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 Merges with Mine Ventilation Services (MVS)

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.

SRK Celebrates 40 Years of Consulting

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

SRK Opens Hong Kong Office

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 Re-Enters Peru

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

SRK Opens Second Office in Argentina

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

SRK Opens New Office in Zacatecas, Mexico

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 Opens Mongolia Office

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 Appoints New Chairman

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

SRK Australia Turns 15

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 Poised to Grow with Argentinian Mining Industry

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

SRK Opens Second Chinese Office

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 Opens Jakarta Office

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

SRK Group Celebrates 35 Years in Business

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

SRK Lubumbashi

2056 Lukonzolwa Avenue

Quartier Golf

Congo (DRC)


South Africa

SRK Johannesburg

265 Oxford Road

2196 Illovo


South Africa

SRK Kolkata

SRK Mining Services (India) Private Limited

CE 106, Sector-1

Salt Lake

West Bengal

Kolkata 700 064


SRK Almaty

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd

11th Floor


39 Gogol St




SRK Perth

10 Richardson Street

West Perth

Level 1


WA 6005


SRK Sydney

Level 2

44 Market Street

NSW 2000



SRK Brisbane

Level 5, 200 Mary Street

Queensland, 4000



SRK Buenos Aires

Chile 300 (C1098AAF)

Buenos Aires


SRK Chile

Av Vitacura 2939

Piso 5


Las Condes



SRK Belo Horizonte

Edifício Inimá de Paula

Rua Santa Rita Durão , 74 – 12º andar

Funcionários, 30.140-110

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais


SRK Moscow

Building 1, 3rd Floor

4/3 Kuznetskiy Most Street

125009 Moscow


SRK Sweden & Finland

c/o Bright Norr AB

Storgatan 31C

931 32, Skelleftea


SRK Toronto

155 University Avenue, Suite 1500


Ontario M5H 3B7


SRK Beijing

B315 Cofco Plaza

No 8 Jianguomennei Dajie

Beijing 100005

Dongcheng District


SRK Tucson

Suite 240

3275 West Ina Road

Tucson, AZ


United States of America

SRK Reno

Suite 300

5250 Neil Road

Reno, NV


United States of America

SRK Denver

1125 17th Street, Suite 600

Denver, CO


United States of America

SRK Ankara

2156. Sokak, No: 8/2

(SRK Consulting - Turkey)

Mustafa Kemal Mah., Çankaya

Ankara 06530


SRK Cardiff

5th Floor

Churchill House


17 Churchill Way

CF10 2HH

United Kingdom

SRK Exploration Services

12 St. Andrew’s Crescent


CF10 3DD

United Kingdom

SRK Accra

113A Mbabanie Lane

East Legon

PO Box KA 9159



SRK Mongolia

Ambassador office 4-403

Sukhbaatar District

Peace Avenue 15A/5



SRK Peru

Av. La Paz 1227, Miraflores

Lima 15074


SRK Anchorage

SRK Alaska

Suite 110, 11901 Business Blvd

PO Box 770401

Eagle River

99577 Alaska

United States of America

SRK Saskatoon

Suite 600, 350 3rd Ave North


Saskatchewan S7K 6G7