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MICROMINE recognised at Top Engineering Awards
Monday, October 06, 2014
Leading provider of intuitive software solutions and services to the mining industry, MICROMINE, has been honored for a fourth consecutive year at the Top Engineering Awards. read more »
Statement by Knight Piésold Ltd. regarding the Mount Polley Mining Incident
Friday, August 08, 2014
The breach of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley is an extremely unfortunate incident and Knight Piésold Ltd. shares the concerns with respect to the effects to local communities, First Nations and the environment. As the former Engineer of Record of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley, we feel it appropriate to provide some clarity and transparency of the role of Knight Piésold Ltd. read more »
How Mining Companies Fared in Canadian Courts in 2013
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
If you are interested in how mining companies fared in Canadian courts last year, you would do well to download and read the McCarthy Tetrault Mining in the Courts Year in Review Vol IV – March 2014 read more »
Jeff Parshley Wins AIME Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award
Friday, December 06, 2013
SRK Consulting is delighted to announce that Jeff Parshley has received the 2013 AIME Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award. read more »
SGS Appoints Marc Rademacher as VP and Business Manager, US Minerals Services
Monday, October 28, 2013
SGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Rademacher as Vice President and Business Manager, US Minerals Services. Marc is based in Lombard, IL. read more »
RungePincockMinarco enters into Mongolian mining software agreement
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Australian mining software firm RungePincockMinarco has entered into a distribution agreement that will open up Mongolia to the company. read more »
James Siddorn Recognized for Leadership and Excellence in Structural Geology
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
James Siddorn of SRK Consulting was awarded the Past Presidents Memorial Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, in recognition of his efforts to teach and inspire young members of the mining industry. read more »
The First Fully Integrated Enterprise Financial Modelling Product Specifically Targeted at the Mining Industry
Thursday, May 30, 2013
RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has today launched the first fully integrated EFM application specifically built for the mining industry, XERAS for Enterprise ™. read more »
SGS Acquires E&S Engineering Solutions Inc., USA
Monday, January 21, 2013
SGS recently announced the acquisition of E&S Engineering Solutions Inc., Tucson, Arizona, USA, the parent company of METCON Research & KD Engineering and welcomes the highly skilled staff of these groups into the SGS Minerals Services network. read more »
SGS Announces Expansion of Geochemistry Laboratory in Bamako, Mali
Monday, January 14, 2013
SGS is pleased to announce the expansion of our commercial geochemistry laboratory in Bamako, Mali. The Bamako facility is strategically located to service the growing regional demand for geochemical testing from the West African gold exploration and mining industry. read more »
Majority of Canadian Companies Expect Business Activity to Increase in 2013, Hays Survey Finds
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Corporate Canada has found itself in the challenging position of being unable to find candidates with key skills, just as it predicts continued increases in business activity for 2013. read more »
How to Maintain a Safe Workplace in the Mining Industry
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
In every mining business it’s essential to maintain a safe workplace to protect the health of safety of your employees and the business. The very nature of mining means accidents are likely to occur especially without strict safety procedures. read more »
Runge, Pincock Allen & Holt and Minarco-MineConsult Announce Name Change to RungePincockMinarco
Monday, December 03, 2012
Runge, Pincock Allen & Holt, and Minarco-MineConsult have come together and changed their name to RungePincockMinarco. Together they are now the largest independent group of mining technical experts in the world. read more »
Xstract Provides New Free Software for Exploration and Mining
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Xstract has produced a free and open-source mining database and software package called XODB (Xstract Open Database) to support better quality of information in the mining industry, and make exploration software more available to smaller mining and exploration companies. read more »
JKTech a Finalist in the 2012 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
JKTech was announced as one of three finalists in the Information and Communications Technology category at the 2012 Premier of Queensland's Export Awards held on November 8. read more »
Deloitte Acquires Venmyn - Deal establishes a leading capability in mining advisory services among the Big Four
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Professional services firm Deloitte has acquired mining services consultancy Venmyn, to create a new technical and economic minerals advisory business. read more »
SBA * Consulting enters the Mining Industry providing Supply Chain Management
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
SBA * Consulting LTD, a premier provider of outsourced CxOs and other senior level managerial talent announces its entry into the Mining Industry. read more »
Ian Blakley Joins RPA to Lead UK Office
Monday, October 22, 2012
Ian T. Blakley, P.Geo., has been named Vice President, General Manager—UK Operations of RPA. RPA UK Ltd., formerly Roscoe Postle Associates, serves United Kingdom, European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian clients from the London City office read more »
Golder Makes Key Hong Kong Acquisition
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Golder Associates, a global consulting, design and construction services company, announced that Geotechnical Consulting Group (Asia) Ltd has been acquired and has joined their operations. read more »
SGS Appoints Alan Gomez as Advanced Systems Global Technical Manager
Monday, September 03, 2012
SGS is pleased to announce Alan Gomez as the new Global Technical Manager for our Advanced Systems group. Alan has recently transferred to our Toronto office from Santiago, Chile read more »
SGS Begins Operation of On-Site Laboratory at Bomboré Project
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
SGS has commenced operations of an on-site sample preparation facility at Orezone Gold Corporation’s Bomboré gold project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. read more »
Delivering on Clean Energy
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Opening the Maptek™ 2012 Users Conference last month, keynote speaker Gus Nathan said that integrating existing technologies can quickly bring innovative solutions to sectors such as mining. read more »
Professor Gus Nathan Opens Maptek Mining Technology Conference
Monday, May 28, 2012
Professor Gus Nathan applauds home grown innovation in the energy sector, especially miners who are increasingly concerned with both supply and consumption of energy. read more »
SGS Awarded Operational Contract for Oyu Tolgoi On-site Laboratory
Monday, April 23, 2012
SGS has been awarded the operational contract for the on-site laboratory at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in the Southern Gobi Region of Mongolia. This 3 year operational contract was awarded to SGS at the end of 2011. read more »
Knight Piésold to Open New Office in Colombia
Friday, March 23, 2012
Knight Piésold Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Markle as Regional Manager of Knight Piésold Consultores S.A.S., Knight Piésold’s operations in Colombia. read more »
Uncertainty Analysis in Mining & Groundwater
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We have just downloaded hundreds of pages of papers, theses, and blog postings on Uncertainty Analysis in groundwater analyses for mining projects.  read more »
SGS Announces New Multi-service Laboratory in Greater Vancouver Area, Canada
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
SGS will expand and consolidate its Greater Vancouver operations into a multi-service laboratory in the City of Burnaby, British Columbia. The new 63’000 square foot laboratory will merge three of the existing SGS facilities in the Greater Vancouver area. read more »
Ausenco wins C$237 million Gibraltar copper project in Canada
Monday, May 09, 2011
Ausenco Limited today announced it has been awarded a Create phase contract to manage the C$237 million expansion of the Gilbraltar copper-molybdenum project in Canada for Taseko Mines Limited. read more »
Knight Piésold Celebrates its 90th Anniversary with a New Website
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Knight Piésold, an employee owned international company of consulting engineers, scientists and technicians, commemorated its 90th anniversary on April 21 with a new and updated look online. read more »
Steffen, Robertson, and Kirsten - The SRK of Mining
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
SRK has a new logo. Andy Robertson proudly explained that the two lines represented two soil or rock strata read more »
Soane Mining's Tailings Treatment Technology
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Soane Mining is commercializing a recently developed tailings treatment technology capable of rapidly treating tailings streams produced during mining operations, thus arresting a growing environmental problem at its source. read more »
Schlumberger Water Services Launches Diver-Office Premium v.2011.1
Friday, March 04, 2011
Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) today announced the release of Diver-Office Premium* v.2011.1 comprehensive groundwater monitoring software. read more »
SGS to Open Commercial Geochemical Laboratory in Cochrane, ON, Canada
Thursday, March 03, 2011
SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a fully equipped commercial geochemistry laboratory in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada. The new Cochrane laboratory has been strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry in Ontario and Quebec. read more »
SGS Appoints Lawrence Ng to Regional Business Manager, Geochemistry
Thursday, February 03, 2011
SGS is pleased to welcome Lawrence Ng to the Minerals Services division as the newly appointed Regional Business Manager, Geochemistry, serving the North American region. read more »
AMEC Awarded Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mining Project in Mongolia
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been commissioned by Oyu Tolgoi LLC to undertake the feasibility study for Lift 1 of the underground Hugo North block cave operation of its copper and gold mining project in Mongolia. read more »
Rescan Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011
Friday, October 15, 2010
Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, an annual competition sponsored by Mediacorp Canada Inc. to recognize Canada's best places to work. read more »
CommodasUltrasort Aquires Terra Vision of Quebec
Thursday, August 26, 2010
CommodasUltrasort, the leading provider of sensor-based ore sorting systems, has today entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Terra Vision. read more »
Fasken Martineau's Michael Bourassa Named "Mining Lawyer of 2010"
Monday, June 21, 2010
Who's Who Legal in London, UK, has named Michael Bourassa the Mining Lawyer of 2010. Michael is considered one of the world's top "dirt lawyers" and has been the coordinator of Fasken Martineau’s Global Mining Group for the past six years. read more »
Coffey Environments awarded Australia’s first accreditation for asbestos clearance inspections
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Coffey International Limited subsidiary, Coffey Environments, has been awarded Australia’s first accreditation for asbestos and hazardous materials clearance inspections by the National Association of Testing Authorities (“NATA”) read more »
2010 Marks 50th Anniversary of Golder Associates
Monday, March 29, 2010
For the past 50 years Golder's understanding of their clients’ needs and the specific environments in which they operate has made it possible for them to help their clients achieve their short- and long-term financial, social and environmental goals. read more »
Consultant’s Dilemma — Firing Bad Clients
Monday, March 22, 2010
"Being one's own boss has many rewards, but dealing with bad clients is too often not one of them", says James Kendrick a former consultant. read more »
Klohn Crippen Berger and Nunasi Corporation Joint Venture in Nunavut
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Nunasi Corporation and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. proudly announce a new Joint Venture Company, IEG Nunasi Consultants Ltd. The new company will provide engineering and environmental consulting services in Nunavut. read more »
Micromine Wins Inaugural Austmine Craig Senger Top Exporter Award
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Micromine has won the inaugural Austmine Craig Senger Top Exporter Award at a gala dinner held as part of the Austmine 2009 Conference in Adelaide. read more »
The Philosophy of Mining Design
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Design is the art of applying the principles of science in formulating practical solutions to real-life problems. Design is the act of coming up with a cost-effective way to build and operate a physical structure read more »
Mining Peer Reviewers
Monday, October 05, 2009
A few random thoughts about those who are the peer reviewers for mines of the geotechnical structures that mines build, including the tailings impoundment, the waste rock dump, and the heap leach pad.  read more »
Ecomark Joins Klohn Crippen Berger
Friday, September 04, 2009
Ecomark Ltd., an environmental services firm with offices in Edmonton and Calgary has joined international engineering and environmental consulting firm Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. read more »
Writing a Mining Report
Monday, June 15, 2009
I recently spent writing the Annotated Outline of a report for a tailings impoundment at a mine in South America. read more »
SME 2009 Conference
Friday, February 27, 2009
A report on the 2009 SME keynote presentation on mining in 2009 read more »
Klohn Crippen Berger Named One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Klohn Crippen Berger has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies, among four British Columbia based companies. read more »
Rescan Named One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. was selected as a winner of 2008 Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies award. read more »
Exploration Salaries
Monday, January 26, 2009
The start of Roundup prompts us to look at exploration salaries world-wide. Luckily there is the CostMine survey "Exploration Salaries, Wages & Benefits" to help us do this. read more »
Gord McKenna on Oil Sands Tailings Reclamation
Friday, January 09, 2009
One final triumph from the First International Oil Sands Tailings Conference: a link to the presentation by Gord McKenna of BGC Engineering on Landscape Design for Oil Sands Tailings. read more »
Heap Leach Pad Failure Modes & Effect Analysis
Friday, December 05, 2008
Here is a PowerPoint presentation that correctly applies the Failure Mode & Effect Analysis methodology to a hypothetical heap leach pad. read more »
Turnpoint Solutions Joins Mainpac Partner Program To Provide North American EAM Services
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Turnpoint Solutions, LLC announced today that it has partnered with Mainpac to provide consulting, systems implementation and integration services for Mainpac customers in the North American marketplace. read more »
25th Anniversary of Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
In September of 2008 the principals of Independent Mining Consultants, Inc. (IMC) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the company’s incorporation in Tucson, Arizona. read more »
Jobs for mining consultants - the cycle begins again
Friday, October 10, 2008
You are a consultant to the mining industry. What does the future hold for you? Here are my predictions based on what has happened since the last collapse of the industry in 1983. read more »
Snowden on-line library
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Snowden is a respected consulting company serving the mining industry in Australia and North America. Here is a link to papers & publications on mining and related to mining by Snowden staff. read more »
SRK and 30 years of North American mine consulting
Friday, September 26, 2008
SKR celebrates thirty years of successful consulting to the mining industry in North America.  read more »
Wings Iron Ore
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Mining Plus is “technical people servicing the mining industry.” They hail from Australia, but now are involved in re-starting an iron ore mine in Missouri. read more »
Building an Opportunity Culture
Friday, September 19, 2008
Are you looking for new improvement programs for your company? Were you disappointed with the results from your previous program? If so, then you should consider reading “Building an Opportunity Culture” by Kay Sever. read more »
Turnpoint Solutions Launches EAM Consulting Services
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Turnpoint Solutions announced today that it recently appointed Mark Dees as Vice President of Business Development, underscoring Turnpoint’s recent expansion of EAM consulting services for additional markets.  read more »
Consultants Revealed
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A fun little book is EPCM(C): Managing Capital Projects for Mining by Dan Mackie. Primarily it tells you of the basics of project management. read more »
TWP Consultants
Friday, August 22, 2008
TWP promises “complete solutions for the mining and mineral industry.” With 1,500 people in Johannesburg and elsewhere all the way to Australia, they probably can deliver. read more »
John Higgs Consulting
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
The front line of mining may well be trucks and shovels, but they could not operate unless backed up by a reliable supply chain. An intriguing insight into how supply chains work comes from the website of John Higgs Consulting. read more »
Connelly on Mine Groundwater
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
In the old days when SRK still went by its original name, Steffen Robertson and Kirsten, Dick Connelly and I were given the task of pounding the pavements to develop a groundwater practice in South Africa. read more »
Pincock Allen & Holt
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I first met Kay Pincock, who founded the still venerable consulting company Pincock Allen & Holt, when he picked me up to take me to a restaurant on the east side of Tucson. read more »
Consultants' Blogs
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Boarding a flight to Fort McMurray, a fellow consultant asked my opinion about what he called “Consultant Blogs.” Here are my ideas read more »
Recirculating Conveyor System “turns on” at Martin Engineering Center for Innovation
Friday, June 13, 2008
A three-conveyor system that can carry material in a continuous loop is the among the most advanced capabilities of Martin Engineering’s new Research and Development Center in Neponset, Illinois, USA. read more »
Gemcom Software Announces Agreement to be Acquired by JMI Equity and the Carlyle Group
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by JMI Equity and The Carlyle
 read more »
SGS Acquires Geostat Systems International Inc.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
SGS is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of Geostat Systems International Inc., a Canadian company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. read more »
BioteQ wins 2008 Globe Foundation award for Environmental Excellence
Thursday, March 27, 2008
BioteQ Environmental Technologies, a leader in the treatment of metal and sulphate contaminated water, has been chosen as the winner of the 2008 Globe Foundation Award for Environmental Excellence in Export Performance. read more »
SME Lawyers
Monday, March 03, 2008
It is always fun to sit in on those conference presentations where the speakers tell tales of corruption and incompetence and reveal their successes and failures while selling their services. read more »
PSI Joins Ausenco Limited
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Pipeline Systems Incorporated (PSI) announced today that it has joined Ausenco Limited, a diversified minerals processing and engineering management services provider based in Brisbane, Australia. read more »
Rockgate Contracts Golder to Conduct Resource and ISR Studies at Falea Project
Monday, February 04, 2008
Rockgate Capital Corp. is pleased to report that Golder Associates Ltd. has been contracted to carry out a mineral resource estimate on the Falea Project. read more »
Environmental Consulting Services
Friday, February 01, 2008
Air quality is possibly the most important, but nevertheless the most elusive problem in all environmental work. Perhaps Environmental Consulting Services are your answer to this problem. read more »
Liberty Mining Consultants
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Every so often a new company lists on InfoMine as a consultant. I generally examine the websites of these new listers. Here is one that caught my attention. read more »
Earthquake Resources & Consultants
Friday, December 14, 2007
The mine facility most susceptible to earthquake damage is the tailings impoundment. Here are some links to sources of data on earthquakes and consultants who may be able to help you. read more »
Met-Chem Press Release - Goldcorp's Eleonore Project
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Met-Chem Canada Inc. (Met-Chem) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Les Mines Opinaca Ltée (Opinaca), a subsidiary of Goldcorp Inc., to lead the Feasibility Study on the Éléonore Gold Project in Quebec. read more »
Klohn Crippen Berger Receives Two Awards of Excellence
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) 2007 presented Klohn Crippen Berger with two Awards of Excellence in Ottawa on October 23rd. read more »
Rescan on Carbon Inventory
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Rescan has grabbed the bull by the horns. They offer a Carbon Inventory and Auditing service. read more »
AMEC to Make Strategic Acquisition in Chile
Friday, September 14, 2007
AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces that it is to acquire CADE-IDEPE, the largest independent Chilean engineering services company.  read more »
Mack, Slack & Associates Inc. Joins Klohn Crippen Berger
Thursday, September 13, 2007
International engineering and environmental consulting firm Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. has acquired Mack, Slack & Associates Inc., a civil engineering firm in Calgary read more »
Mineral Assay Result Transparency Benefits Companies, Investors
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc,, the advanced-technology environmental consultants, announces the availability of AssayWatch(SM), a mineral assay storage system read more »
Agapito and Huntington Mine
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Let me do something sure to be unpopular. Let me defend Bob Murray who owns the Crandall Mine in Huntington, Utah. read more »
Statistical Research
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
You cannot open or develop a mine unless you have established the archaeological significance of the site. The best example I know of is the Royal Mountain King Mine in California read more »
Skill-Rite Consultants
Friday, June 29, 2007
If you plan or operate a mine in Indonesia or those parts of the world drawing on Indonesian skills, you may wish to consider the services offered SKILL-RIGHT. Here is what they do read more »
Resource Initiatives
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Here is the person I would choose to help me if I had to communicate to the media in a crisis; keep the media happy, informed, and on my side; or undertake community outreach. read more »
Consultant Proposal Fees
Monday, June 04, 2007
A radical proposal to start the week: do not pay consultants to prepare proposals for your mining projects. You reply: but we do not. This is only partially true. read more »
Bangalore Consultants
Monday, May 07, 2007
We welcome a recent addition to the Infomine Consultants database. These folk hail from Bangalore, India, and their company is called Ingenious Bran. Here is a summary of the services they provide read more »
Kay Sever
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
OptimiZ Consulting is Kay Sever. I have read much of what she has written on the topic of improving quality in the mining industry. Now let me introduce you to her writings. read more »
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
It seems so obvious: most mines involve cutting into rock, and rock is fractured. Therefore the stability and groundwater flow patterns of the mine opening, whether open pit or underground, will be controlled by the fractures. read more »
Diamond Consultants
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Behind every website is an intriguing story. One of the most recent companies to list in the InfoMine Consultants DataBase is Diamond Consultants Canada. Here is why you may seek their services read more »
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Here are news and views that may be to your benefit. I disclose up front that I have a vested interest in spreading this information. I do this in spite of the obvious conflict because I believe the net benefit to others exceeds by far any benefit to me.  read more »
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
One of the benefits of writing for this site is the occasional really different and interesting contacts that pop up in the e-mail. Here is a summary of one of the most intriguing in a while. read more »
Applied Ecosystems
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Dr. Richard Shepard, President of Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. has been asked by the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to speak at their National Minerals Workshop in Sparks, NV, on March 21, 2007 read more »
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
"Do you have what it takes to be a consultant?" I have started the process of updating InfoMine's Consultants database. This question kept echoing in my mind as I undertook the database revision. read more »
AMC Consultants Publications
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Digging Deeper is a quarterly newsletter from AMC Consultants of Australia and England. I recommend you sign up for a free e-copy read more »