The Borborema gold project located in Seridó region of Borborema, within Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, is being developed by Crusader Resources.
Turgis provides integrated mining, mineral processing, environmental and engineering solutions. With offices in South Africa and the UK, Turgis offers the following services for all commodities and across the full mining project value chain:
- Study work from conceptual to definitive (bankable)
- Due diligence, technical audit and independent engineers reports
- Detailed design and EPCM assistance
- Environmental and social impact assessments and plans
- Operational support
- Mining business support
Shallow, deep and open pit mining consultancy
Our base in South Africa has allowed us to develop experience and expertise in:
- Open pit and strip mines in gold, platinum, copper, chrome, manganese, iron ore, diamond and coal mines
- Shallow underground (less than 1,000m below surface) in gold, platinum, chrome, copper, nickel, manganese, iron ore, diamond and coal mines
- Intermediate depth mines (from 1,000m to 2,000m below surface) in gold, platinum and copper mines
- Deep and ultra-deep level (from 2,000m to over 4,000m below surface) in gold and platinum mines
Integrated mining projects
Turgis prefers to take on integrated project assignments. Whilst our people are all professionals in their own specific discipline, the fact that most of them have extensive operational experience makes them well-rounded mine engineers as well.
We also have dedicated skilled professionals in the fields of modelling, simulation, scheduling, planning and mine risk and safety. Turgis will readily take on full EPCM responsibility for projects that we have studied and brought to shareholders accounts.
Turgis’ independence is ensured by the fact that ownership rests solely with its parent company DHV Holdings (Netherlands), a privately owned and independent consulting firm employing more than 5,500 professionals in 37 countries.
Mining consultancy services
Turgis has access to mining-related expertise in a wide range of areas, including, mining geology and mineral resource management, independent project review and assessment and surface and underground mine concept, pre-feasibility and definitive feasibility studies.
We also have knowledge of surface and underground mine design, including associated infrastructure, equipment specification and selection, mine planning and scheduling, and rock, men and material transport systems and logistics, including trucking systems, belt conveyor systems, endless rope haulages and rail systems.
Other areas of expertise include:
- Strata control
- Water engineering-source identification, preparation, treatment, usage optimisation and waste treatment
- Electrical engineering (including engineering for explosive atmospheres and electrical reticulation for surface mines)
- Infrastructure engineering and bulk supply
- Civil and structural engineering
- Production control and communications systems, including remote monitoring and control of mining operations
- Process design and process plant engineering
- Simulation and optimisation of mining operations
- Environmental engineering including environmental and social impact assessments and the development and implementation of environmental management plans
- Mine occupational health and mine safety management
- Operational assistance
- Financial modelling
- Competent persons Rrports in support of stock exchange listings (we have covered exchanges in Johannesburg, London and Toronto)
- Due diligence reviews
- Accident investigations
- Insurance investigations
- Compilation of standards and procedures
The A1 Gold Project is located within the mining licence MIN 5294, in the Walhalla-Woods Point Goldfield area, approximately 120km east-northeast of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.