SRK 40th Anniversary

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#50
Left to right Hendrik Kirsten, Andy Robertson, Oskar Steffen
SRK Consulting, an independent, global company providing services to the mining and water resource industries, celebrated 40 years of business. From its small, 1974 beginnings in Johannesburg, South Africa, it has grown into an international company with more than 1,400 employees. “We are grateful to our clients for the opportunities...
Upgrading of the Quinera (Gonubie) Wastewater Treatment Works
The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) in East London, SA, faces strong demand for residential development in the Quinera area south of the N2 highway. This area, together with the Beacon Bay and Gonubie areas, is served by the Quinera (Gonubie) Wastewater Treatment Works. Aware that the works was nearing...
Africa: Karoo aquifers
In September 2011, Shell appointed SRK to lead a team of experts on Karoo aquifers in South Africa to carry out an evaluation of available data on groundwater in their shale gas licence application areas. This resulted in the publication of the first Karoo Groundwater Atlas, volumes 1 & 2,...
Africa: Bafokeng tailings dam
When the Bafokeng platinum tailings dam in Rustenburg, SA failed in 1974, liquefied tailings flowed into an adjacent shaft, killing 13 people underground. In 1975, SRK designed a new tailings impoundment to meet a probability of annual loss of life at less than 1 in a million. The complex has...
Africa: Belinga
In April 2014, SRK began managing and executing exploration work for the Belinga iron ore project in northeastern Gabon. Initially the work involved refurbishing and expanding the abandoned field camp and installing infrastructure. This work facilitated a programme of regolith and geological mapping as well as ground magnetic and resistivity...
Africa: Platinum tailings
From the late 1970’s, SRK has been involved with numerous tailings disposal projects in the platinum-rich Rustenburg and Polokwane areas of SA. This work includes: Tailings dams and return water dams at Rustenburg Section, Union Section, Aquarius-Kroondal, Marikana, Everest and Blue Ridge Mines. Lonmin Western Platinum and Eastern Platinum Mines,...
Africa: Hopefield wind farm
Umoyo Energy (RF) (Pty) Ltd appointed SRK as the geotechnical engineers for the first wind farm to be commissioned in South Africa (1 Feb 2014). The Hopefield wind farm involved the construction of 37 wind turbines (1.8 MW) with hub heights of 95m. The turbines were founded on mass gravity...
Air separation unit plant
Air Liquide appointed SRK for civil engineering, geotechnical and environmental aspects for an air separation unit at Highveld Steel, Witbank, SA. The plant will supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon and gaseous oxygen. SRK designed concrete structures and containers for storing and moving the liquids and gases using approximately 7760t of...
Africa: Alchemy community empowerment initiative
Anglo American Platinum appointed SRK as part of the team of consultants, managers and line function specialists at corporate and mine levels, to provide advisory services to the Alchemy project. The objectives of the project are to facilitate meaningful community development that will outlast mining at four of the company’s...
Africa: Liberia iron ore export
In November 2013, Sable Mining appointed SRK to manage the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Liberia iron ore export project. Sable is developing a 25-year Life of Mine plan for the deposit at Mount Nimba, Guinea, from where the ore will travel by rail to Port of Buchanan, Liberia...
Africa: Madaouela uranium
SRK was retained in 2009 to provide technical assistance on the 100% Goviex owned Madaouela project in Niger. The project is at the feasibility study level and will initially start with the completion of the environmental baseline and ESIA based on the completed mine design. Other work to be undertaken...
Africa: Garafiri bauxite
Since 2009, SRK has completed multiple phases of work on the Garafiri project in Guinea. The first being the supervision and design of exploration drilling from 2009-2010. SRK implemented industry best practice logging and sampling protocols and quality control procedures and organised the final exploration database. Next, SRK completed two...
Africa: MINTEK
In the last quarter of 2013, MINTEK appointed SRK to provide engineering and design services for mine rehabilitation projects at several derelict/abandoned asbestos mine sites in the Limpopo and Northern Cape Provinces, SA. SRK deployed a multidisciplinary team to assist in identifying site-specific risks for which remedial measures are required...
Africa: Acid Mine Drainage
Early in 2012, SRK was appointed by the Dept. of Water and Forestry, now Dept. of Water and Sanitation, to assess the qualities and quantities of mine waste water in the northern Goldfields of the Witwatersrand Basin as part of the feasibility study to develop appropriate water treatment solutions. The...
Africa: Nacala rail corridor
In January 2012, Vale, one of the world’s premier mining companies, appointed SRK as the Project Management Consultants and Engineer under the FIDIC conditions of contract for the Nacala Corridor Railway Project Section 3 in Malawi. Section 3 involved construction of a 140km railway line through virgin ground. Section 5...
Africa: National State of the Environment Report
In 2004, SRK was commissioned by the South African Government to report on the drivers and state of South Africa’s biophysical and social environments. The team hosted stakeholder workshops to solicit technical input, views and opinions from civil society, government business, NGOs and academia and reported on policy responses addressing...
Africa: Investigation of sites for nuclear power stations
In late 2007, SRK was appointed by Eskom (South African Electricity Supply Commission) to investigate, characterise and prepare licensing documents for three sites for the potential establishment of new nuclear power stations. The project was completed mid 2015 with the submission of Site Safety Reports. SRK was directly responsible for...
Africa: Sega Project open pit slope design, Amara Mining
This gold project in Burkina Faso involved the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of existing data to generate geotechnical drilling locations for rock mass characterisation studies. A detailed geotechnical and structural logging exercise was carried out and samples selected for analysis. A structural, kinematic and limit equilibrium analysis of data resulted...
Africa: Cambambe hydroelectric
In late 2012, SRK was appointed by HSBC Bank plc to undertake the pre-financial close Environmental and Social Due Diligence of the Cambambe Dam Hydroelectric project on the Kwanza River in Angola. This entailed a gap analysis of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment to assess the project’s compliance against...
Africa: Zanaga iron ore
Zanaga plans to mine, process and transport 30Mtpa of iron ore concentrate by slurry pipeline. This project is located in the Republic of Congo some 300km northeast of Pointe Noire. From 2009 to 2014, SRK managed the multi-disciplinary project and conducted geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations and analysis to support the...
Africa: South African National Disaster Management Centre
An increase in disaster declarations due to floods and storms in South Africa prompted the National Disaster Management Centre to appoint independent consultants to assist with verifying disaster damage to uninsured infrastructure. Since 2011, SRK has carried out verification projects in seven Provinces and has been appointed to develop a...
Africa: Avocet Mining
In 2012, SRK inspected some multi-bench and bench-scale failures in the North and Central pits of this mine in Burkina Faso. The failure mechanism involved the interaction of foliation planes, basal planes and orthogonal joints. Also, daylighting of non-persistent basal planes interacting with steeply dipping westerly foliation planes which served...
Asia: NI 43-101 Report, Zijin Mining Group
In 2012, SRK was retained by Zinjin Mining Group, one of the largest gold and copper producers in China, to produce an NI 43-101 Report for public news release on the company’s seven major mines located in various provinces in China. In addition, SRK produced annual resource and reserve updates...
Asia: Fuwan silver
Minco Silver Corporation retained SRK in 2007 to carry out a Preliminary Economic Assessment for its Fuwan Silver Project in Guangdong Province, China. Based on the information available at that stage, SRK concluded that the Fuwan Project is technically and economically viable as an underground mining operation with the capacity...
Asia: Eruu Gol iron mine
SRK was commissioned by Lung Ming Holdings in 2008 to carry out an open pit optimisation and design study, prepare a production schedule, and convert JORC Resources to JORC Reserves for the Eruu Gol Iron Mine Project in Selenge Province, Mongolia. SRK proposed three mining options for the project: 12Mtpa,...
Asia: Olon Ovoot gold mine
In 2007, SRK was appointed by Mongol Gazar to conduct a geotechnical assessment and provide open-pit design recommendations for the Olon Ovoot gold mine in Mongolia. The team carried out empirical and numerical analyses to assess appropriate preliminary geotechnical pit-slope design parameters. In order to develop and maintain pit wall...
Asia: Ciemas gold
Wilton Resources Corporation Limited commissioned SRK in 2014 to evaluate their Ciemas gold project in West Java, Indonesia, and produce an Independent Qualified Person’s Report. The report facilitated the company’s reverse takeover of Catalist-listed Hartawan Holdings Limited on the Singapore Stock Exchange. SRK recommended and supervised quality assurance and quality...
Asia: Hanking Mining Ltd’s IPO listing
In 2011, SRK produced an independent technical review report on Hanking Mining Ltd’s iron ore properties in Liaoning Province, China for their IPO listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). Hanking, one of the largest iron ore producers in northeastern China, successfully raised $148 million in September 2011 even...
Asia: Coal mining
An International banking organisation, representing a large consortium, commissioned SRK in 2013 to undertake an independent technical review of a significant coal mining operation in Central Kalimantan. The SRK scope of services included exploration, resource and reserve models and estimates, mining, geotechnical, mine planning, infrastructure, logistics, and financial modelling. SRK’s...
Asia: Chromite feasibility study
Balasore Alloys (BAL) commissioned SRK to undertake a feasibility study and prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for its underground chromite properties in Odisha. SRK initiated the project in 2012 with a strategic analysis of the Kaliapani mine then guided an extensive program to generate new exploration data for the...
Asia: Tethyran Copper Company’s Reko Diq
This project in Balochistan, Pakistan involved mining and processing copper and gold ore to generate a concentrate, which would be transported through a 680km pipeline to a dedicated marine terminal at the port of Gwadar. From 2007 to 2010, SRK managed a team of global specialists who prepared an Environmental...
Asia: Review of nickel refinery
Citigroup, for the purpose of the project’s financing, commissioned SRK in 2008 to review the environmental and social performance of a nickel refinery operation in Shaanxi Province, China, according to the Environmental, Health, and Safety Performance Standards and Guidelines for the International Finance Corporation and The Equator Principles. The for...
Asia: QA/QC and resource estimation
In 2013, SRK was retained by Hengshi Mining Ltd to conduct an exploratory QA/QC and resource estimation for its four iron ore deposits in Hebei and Liaoning Provinces, China. Over 400 million tonnes of iron ore resources were estimated in the four deposits. The projects were successfully listed on the...
Asia: Afghanistan
SRK, in conjunction with the US Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, has been active in Afghanistan since 2011. This work has been undertaken to assist the Afghan government in developing and marketing their mineral deposits. The work involves field visits, technical reports, delivery of training courses and acting...
Asia: Graphite mineral resource
SRK has provided support in 2013 and 2014 to PT Grafindo Nusantara to delineate a maiden graphite mineral resource in West Kalimantan. This involved site work including technical assistance with drilling, core logging and sampling the graphite mineralisation. Based on the results, a geological model of the graphite lodes was...
Asia: Coal India Limited’s IPO
In 2010, when the Government of India divested 10% of its equity in CIL, SRK, as an Independent Engineer, conducted an audit of CIL’s coal resources and reserves and prepared an Independent Technical Report for CIL’s Initial Public Offering of shares to the public, following the guidelines set out in...
Asia: Vieng Kham gold project
In 2012, United Mining and Minerals Company requested support and on-site exploration oversight and management of their Vieng Kham gold project in northern Lao PDR. Over three years SRK provided step-by-step guidance and strategic planning to help develop the project. SRK’s involvement included desktop interpretation of historic data, planning and...
Australasia: Jack Hills iron ore expansion
SRK was appointed by Crosslands Resources in 2010 to undertake a Definitive Feasibility Study of the Jack Hills expansion project in Western Australia. It is expected the project will produce more than 20 million tonnes per annum of iron ore concentrates and DSO (Direct Shipping Ore) products, with an expected...
Australasia: Legacy Iron
Legacy Iron Ore Ltd commissioned SRK in 2011 to provide an independent technical assessment and valuation report on the company’s mineral assets. The assets included projects with Inferred Resources and early stage exploration properties that were targeted for iron, gold and base metal mineralisation across Western Australia. SRK’s approaches included...
Australasia: Osborne copper/gold
In 2011, SRK prepared a series of Technical Reports in line with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 reporting standards, for mining activities for Inova Resources, formerly Ivanhoe Australia, at the Osborne copper/gold project in north-western Queensland. Over a three-year period the project advanced from a Preliminary Environmental Assessment to reporting Mineral...
Australasia: Gloucester Basin gas
AGL Energy selected SRK in 2010 to conduct a preliminary groundwater assessment and conceptual hydrogeological model of the Gloucester Basin, New South Wales. The goal was to review the hydrogeological regimes particularly within the Gloucester Stage 1 Gas Field Development Area. SRK conducted a desktop review and initial site visit,...
Australasia: Karara iron ore
During the period 2007 to 2014, SRK completed the feasibility design for Karara Iron Ore Mine’s filtered tailings storage facility in Western Australia, and provided detailed design, an operations manual and operational engineering assistance. After a comparative study, SRK designed a unique ‘dry stacking’ facility combining a conveyor and stacking...
Australasia: Ok Tedi copper-gold
Between 2006 and 2013, SRK supported studies for this large copper-gold open-pit operation in Papua New Guinea, through geological mapping, hydrogeological testing and rock mass characterisation. The studies include slope and underground design for a geotechnical domain model, cutback design, considering shifts in stability as the mine reaches the final...
Australasia: Mt Mason hematite
SRK was commissioned by Jupiter Mines in 2011 to provide feasibility study proposals and resource reviews for their Mt Mason hematite deposit in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia. The proposals included the earth science technical disciplines of the feasibility study, including resource estimation, surface and groundwater, geochemistry, geotechnical engineering,...
Australasia: Xstrata Frieda River Limited
Xstrata undertook a feasibility study for a greenfield copper mine and related infrastructure in Sandaun and East Sepik Provinces, Papua New Guinea. The deposit lies in rugged, jungle-covered upland terrain where the Ok Ewai and Nena rivers form the Frieda River. SRK led the tailings and waste containment design components...
Europe: Udokan copper
Udokan is one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world in terms of metal contained with a JORC Ore Reserve of 16Mt of contained copper in an open pit reserve. Since 2010, SRK’s work on this project in the Zabaikal region of Russia, has included supervising the drilling...
Europe: SUEK
From 2005 to 2011, Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK OJSC) commissioned SRK to prepare JORC Code-compliant Resource and Reserve statements for its coal mining assets in the Russian Federation. In 2011, SUEK operated 17 underground mines and 12 open pits, producing both lignite and hard thermal coal, along with associated...
Europe: Koza Gold Corporation
SRK began work with Koza in 2009, preparing a Competent Person’s Report for its initial listing on the Istanbul Stock Exchange, followed by annual audits of their mineral resources and reserves. Koza’s multiple mining assets are located in the Ovacık, Mastra, Kaymaz and Himmetdede Districts in Turkey. Mines are planned...
Europe: Sakatti, Anglo American
Situated 150km north of the Arctic Circle in Finland, the Sakatti deposit is a grassroots Copper-Nickel-PGE discovery made by Anglo American plc in 2009. Since April 2014, SRK has been assisting Anglo American in modelling the geology of this complex mineral system, as a basis for preparing a maiden Mineral...
Europe: York potash
Sirius Minerals’ York Potash project will exploit the significant polyhalite resource located under north-east England. Among the largest underground mines in the world, York Potash will be the first underground mine to be developed in the UK for over a decade. In 2012, SRK undertook an independent review of a...
Europe: 1st Uranium mining in Turkey
The Temrezli in-situ recovery uranium mining project is located approximately 200 kilometers east of Turkey’s capital, Ankara. Controlled by Australia-based Anatolia Energy Ltd. through its wholly-owned Turkish subsidiary, Adur Madencilik Ltd. Sti., this will be the first such mine in Turkey. SRK has been conducting baseline studies in phases since...
Europe: Lisina phosphate
SRK has been involved in developing the Lisina phosphate project in Serbia since 2009. SRK has provided on-going advice and support to the Company owners as the project has advanced. We are developing the project from the exploration stage to the Serbian feasibility study stage. SRK’s input is intended to...
Europe: Yenipazar
Aldridge Minerals retained SRK in August 2011 to carry out specialist studies for its Yenipazar project in Turkey where recovery of copper, lead and zinc concentrates, together with gold dore bar containing silver, was planned. These studies covered environmental baseline data collection, hydrogeological surveys and assessments, investigating mine water supply,...
North America: Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) structural geology investigations
Since 2011, SRK has been involved in the geoscientific site evaluations for NWMO’s Adaptive Phased Management (APM) project. The NWMO is implementing APM, which is Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel. The ultimate objective of APM is the containment and isolation of used nuclear fuel in...
North America: Royal Nickel’s Dumont project
Involved since the pre-feasibility stage of the project in 2010, SRK was commissioned to generate a mineral resource model to support the feasibility study on the Dumont Nickel project. Dumont is one of the world’s largest undeveloped nickel sulphide projects. SRK developed an advanced mineral resource model for this complex...
North America: Vale structural geology support
The Sudbury Basin is the second largest nickel district in the world. In 2005, Vale Ontario Operations retained SRK to provide structural geological support to their Sudbury operations comprising six operating mines in the district: Totten, Creighton, Stobie, Garson, Coleman, and Copper Cliff Mines. SRK provides Vale with structural inputs...
North America: Giant mine closure
Fifty years of roasting the arsenic-bearing gold ore at Giant Mine, near Yellowknife, produced 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide dust that was stored underground. The federal government assumed responsibility for the site when the operator went into receivership. SRK has acted as senior technical advisor for the project since 2000,...
North America: Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk
SRK is providing geochemical advisory services to the Government of the Northwest Territories for the construction of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway. The 138km highway will be a public all-weather road that provides access to the Arctic coast. It is being constructed using granular materials sourced from numerous borrow pits...
North America: Cortez Hills gold
Since 2006 to the present, SRK has prepared the Plan of Operations for the Cortez site. Tasks included reconciling existing disturbance levels, identifying and tracking proposed disturbance, preparing operation plans to comply with 43 CFR 3809.401, and describing reclamation activities and environmental protection measures. SRK prepared a Standard Reclamation Cost...
North America: Cliffs Natural Resources
SRK has worked with Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. since 2006 on multiple properties, including but not limited to United Taconite, Northshore, Tilden, Bloom Lake, Wabush, and Hibbing. Services range from fatal flaw assessments, resource and reserve estimations, operations development, short and long-term mine planning, technical reports and related studies, and...
North America: De Beers structural study
The Snap Lake kimberlite is a diamondiferous dyke intrusion located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. SRK has been involved in the project since before De Beers Canada acquired it in 2000. The deposit dips from the shore under the lake at nearly 15 degrees, making it a technically challenging mine...
North America: Hycroft gold-silver
Since 2010, SRK has completed a comprehensive groundwater resource study to support water supply development, dewatering and permitting at the Hycroft Mine in Nevada, including the design and management of a field investigation and testing program to support hydrologic characterisation of multiple hydrothermally-altered volcanic rock packages and deep, penetrating hydrothermally-influenced...
North America: Mount Hope molybdenum
SRK was retained in 2005 to provide environmental baseline studies (wildlife, vegetation, etc.), geochemistry, hydrogeology, and mine waste baseline studies and provide permitting expertise for the Mount Hope project located in north-central Nevada. SRK has been involved since the initial study phase of the project and has completed numerous permitting...
North America: Cameco: conditional simulation
Since 2011, SRK has worked with Cameco Corporation to quantify uncertainty in uranium grades for exploration and operation projects in Australia and Canada. This work involves geostatistical analysis for constructing conditional simulation models of grades. Often, these models are benchmarked against conventional resource models to determine the uncertainty distributions for...
North America: Goderich salt
Since 2011, SRK has assisted Compass Minerals in geomechanical and mine design improvements at their operations in Ontario. Recently, SRK looked at various alternative salt mining extraction and material handling options for the underground Goderich Mine. SRK worked with equipment manufacturers and mine operations staff to develop a mine model...
North America: Madsen gold
From 1938 until its closure in 1976, the Madsen gold mine in Ontario produced more than 2.4 million ounces of gold. SRK was commissioned by Claude Resources in March 2008 to convert the mine’s wealth of historical, paper-based geological data into a modern 3D geological model for the Madsen Gold...
North America: NioCorp: Elk Creek niobium
Beginning in 2014, SRK worked with NioCorp Developments Ltd. to develop its Elk Creek niobium project in Nebraska, including a review of the extensive work completed by Molycorp in the 1970s and 1980s. NioCorp, with SRK’s support, began Phase 1 of a drilling program, which is a key part of...
North America: Hope Bay gold
Doris North will be the first mine operating on the 80km Hope Bay Greenstone Belt in Nunavut. Since 2002, SRK has helped advance this gold project from the initial scoping study, through environmental assessment, regulatory approval, detailed engineering and construction quality assurance. SRK has also provided geotechnical (rock and permafrost),...
South America: Túnel Sur – Los Bronces, Tunnelling: TBM vs Drill & Blast
The comprehensive development of this project in Chile began in 2007, continued into 2012 and covered the conceptual stage to supervising construction of an 8km exploration tunnel with a 4.5m excavation diameter with TBM. This study included the conceptual and basic engineering for drill & blast and TBM. SRK also...
North America: Tucano gold
From 2010 to 2015, SRK undertook the feasibility, detail design and construction supervision of the Tap D in-pit tailings facility for the Tucano gold project in Brazil. After advising Beadell Resources on the efficient operation of the facility to maximise in-pit tailings occupation, SRK designed and prepared construction documentation for...
South America: Boa Esperança
Mineração Caraiba S.A.’s Boa Esperança project is located in the municipality of Tucumã, Pará State, Brazil. The deposit is a mineralised breccia body containing copper, cobalt and molybdenum and is considered to be a variant of the hydrothermal type of deposit known as iron-oxide-copper-gold (IOCG). In 2012, SRK led a...
South America: Miraflores gold
In 2013, the Miraflores field programme near Quinchia, Columbia, piggybacked the exploration drilling, gathering data on rock strengths and fracturing to determine variations in rock mass quality. The data was analysed to provide pit slope and bench design parameters, and pillar and stope dimensions for underground mine design. The programme...
South America: Pascua-Lama gold
Since 2012, SRK has worked at the Pascua–Lama project, on the border of Chile and Argentina, owned by Barrick Gold, providing geotechnical advice for the process plant foundations and acting as the Technical Manager of the binational tunnel construction. Within this context, SRK has worked on blasting design optimisation, hydrogeological...
South America: Tunnels for the Mauro tailings dam project
In mid-2004, Minera Los Pelambres requested SRK to carry out the detailed engineering of 4 tunnels in Chile: Las Ánimas II, 3.5km; Coirón, 2.5km; La Guardia, 2.4km and Evacuador, 3.3km-long. Geotechnical and engineering design, technical specifications, bid and permit documents, as well as cost estimates and construction schedules, were developed...
South America: Buenos Aires underground
The professional team of SRK has been working on the construction and extension of the underground network of the city of Buenos Aires for more than 15 years. Currently, SRK is working together with the government of Buenos Aires and the contractor company, Techint-Dycasa, on detailed engineering, including the definition...
South America: Dominga iron ore America: Risk evaluation, Nueva Andina II expansion project
In 2008, this copper project began in Chile at the pre-feasibility level. During the study, 26 alternative options were developed and evaluated in terms of the production rate of the expansion, underground and open-pit alternatives, process plant locations, associated infrastructure and impacts of the 70km-long tunnels in the project schedule...
South America: Dominga iron ore
In 2011, SRK commenced a pre-feasibility engineering study for Andes Iron’s Dominga project in Chile. The study was completed in late 2013, based on a 95ktpd iron ore mine with two pits. The work included resource estimation, pit slope geotechnics, mine design and production schedule, Fe-Cu mineral processing, power and...
South America: Pampa de Pongo iron ore
SRK has been working on developing this iron ore mining project since mid-2013. The project, located in Peru, is owned by Jinzhao Mining Peru. Jinzhao’s detailed exploration work indicated that the project is amenable to open-pit mining. Recently, SRK completed a mine feasibility study using the IPCC system for ore...
South America: Toroparu gold
SRK is currently providing mining consulting services to Sandspring Resources Ltd. (a Canadian based company) for their Toroparu gold project, located in northwestern Guyana. A feasibility study for the project is in progress. It calls for an open-pit mine with twin processing streams including flotation (copper and gold) and CIL...
South America: Cerro Matoso nickel
From 2008 to 2012, the project included a technical audit of available hydrogeological data, and developing and implementing a field hydrogeological program in Colombia. The goal was to use 3D groundwater modelling to assess possible groundwater inflow rates, pore pressure distribution for pit slope analysis, and the potential impact to...
Multi-continent: Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)
SRK has been involved with ERG (formerly ENRC) since 2006, including experience with its assets in Kazakhstan and internationally. As the company has acquired more assets over the years, SRK has made regular site visits to the company’s facilities and projects, while undertaking a variety of technical review mandates. Following...
Multi-continent: Independent review of the Falconbridge Ltd. worldwide exploration portfolio
In connection with the acquisition of Falconbridge Ltd., the integration planning team of Xstrata plc commissioned SRK in July 2006 to provide technical guidance for the evaluation of Falconbridge’s exploration assets. SRK’s assignment was to complete a desktop review of Falconbridge’s greenfield exploration assets with a view towards summarising the...
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