With considerable diversity across commodities and mining methods, Australia is ideally placed to lead the future of mining in interoperability, autonomy and the data-driven mine.
Xenith is a privately owned consultancy that has been operating since 2005.
Our success in being named Australia’s Mining Monthly magazine 2018 Mining Consultant of the Year was recognition of a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary service with ongoing technical support and a willingness to share ideas and ensure that solutions are tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
Xenith’s extensive client base has continued to grow with assignments that only people with extensive understanding of mining and all its complexities can solve. Xenith aspires to become the preferred consultant to the resource industry through our unsurpassed reputation for delivering fresh, innovative solutions that provide value to clients.
With offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Singleton, Xenith provides professional services that includes exploration, resource evaluation and analysis, mine planning, business analysis, risk-advisory, infrastructure and environment as well as specific management services in operations, contracting and investment decision-making.
Xenith’s ability to deliver on our promises stems from a culture of valuing relationships; our people are paramount to success and we aim to provide a stimulating and rewarding environment that satisfies individual needs and recognises and values individual contribution to the company’s success.
With a recent track record of success on assignments involving both metallurgical and thermal coal, base metals and industrial minerals, our team has continued to develop some practically focussed technical solutions to some of the major challenges the resource industry will face in the future.
Exploration management services
Xenith has a highly motivated and experienced team of exploration experts, consisting of both geologists and project managers that support Xenith around the world.
Our exploration management team have completed many large and small-scale projects worldwide.
With bases in Africa and Indonesia, we are now well placed to service international geographical locations.
The team possesses a vast array of knowledge across multiple commodities, locations and businesses.
Project, concept and feasibility studies for mining sites
Xenith’s consultants perform mine feasibility studies, which focus on geology, geostatistics, mine engineering, process engineering, geotechnical, environment, infrastructure, costing and mineral economics to produce a concise, cohesive study for the client.
Our wide range of feasibility, pre-feasibility and concept studies include mining method assessment, equipment selection, underground mine design and scheduling, due diligence studies, truck haulage analysis, and mine services and infrastructure design.
We also perform final landform design and rehabilitation planning, open pit mine optimisation, design and scheduling, formulation and implementation of planning systems and processes, mine closure planning, business analysis and strategic planning.
Resource evaluation and geological modelling solutions
Xenith has a highly motivated and experienced team of resource geologists in all offices. Our resource development team has completed numerous resource estimates to the various reporting codes (including JORC), with an established reputation as coal specialists.
We have combined state-of-the-art modelling software and tools with prior experience in most of the world’s major coal regions. Previous projects include sites in Australia, USA, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, South Africa and Mozambique.
Our team offers expertise in asset valuations (to VALMIN Code), conceptual mining studies, database builds and management, geological modelling, public reports and resource estimation.
Environmental planning and approvals
Xenith’s environment and approvals team delivers solutions ranging from due diligence and strategic advice to specialist technical studies at concept, prefeasibility, and feasibility stages.
Our team delivers various core services such as:
- Strategic approvals advice
• Introduction and negotiation with government
• Risk assessment and management
• Project due diligence
• Environmental impact assessment
• Plan of operations
• Financial assurance and insurance
• Construction environmental management
• Land rehabilitation
• Geographic information systems (GIS)
• Land access
• Project management
Infrastructure and project management advisory services
Xenith has been a trusted adviser to the resources industry for over a decade.
The Infrastructure team delivers solutions for the mining, energy and industrial sectors, from due diligence and technical expert reports, to concept, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies through to detailed design, project management and construction management services.
Our team offers expertise across all areas of on-site and off-site infrastructure, bulk materials handling and processing.
Our infrastructure capability includes civil works, mine industrial areas, water management, power supply and distribution systems as well as rail spurs and loops.
Operations planning, mine design and scheduling services
Xenith provides a full multi-disciplinary advisory service, from initial resource target generation and exploration management through to feasibility studies and detailed mine planning, financial analysis, project development and operational support.
Our planning team offers mine sites assistance with operations planning, design and scheduling. We specialise in open cut coal and are experienced working with both open-cut and underground operations.
Xenith is experienced in:
- Conceptual through to bankable feasibility studies
• Dump design and haulage modelling
• Landform modelling
• Mine design
• Mining method and equipment studies
• Pit limit determination and optimisation reserving
• Reserve estimation and reporting (JORC 2012)
• Scheduling database builds and management
• Short to long-term scheduling
• Technical and operational mentoring
Q-Pro provides a commodity-based quality control service that adds significant value through the rapid turnaround of quality testing and analysis ahead of mining operations.
Cavil Ridge is a high-quality, hard coking coal mine located in the Central Queensland region, Australia. The project site is situated in the northern section of the Bowen Basin.
The township of Moranbah in Queensland’s Central Highlands is now 50 years old.
In 2018, a leading Queensland mining and electricity-generating business embarked on a ‘voyage of discovery’ with Xenith.
Since its inception, the Callide mine has continuously supplied low-sulphur, sub-bituminous thermal coal to the Queensland domestic electricity generation market and, in more recent times, for the production of alumina.
‘Australia’s Mining Monthly’ Mining Consultant of the Year gong in 2018 was awarded to Xenith Consulting Pty Ltd, a multi-disciplinary consultancy that provides end-to-end consultancy services to a range of resource-related industries.