Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.

Providing Engineering Services to the World’s Mining Industry Since 1983

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Established 1983, Independent Mining Consultants, Inc. (IMC), has earned worldwide reputation as one of the most reliable and cost effective sources of mine engineering consulting services.

For over 33 years, IMC has made its name in the base metals, precious metals, industrial minerals, and aggregates markets.

IMC’s clients range from small exploration firms to Fortune 500 companies. Our technical documents have been reviewed and accepted by leading international financial institutions for investment decisions. Many properties have been successfully financed based on work completed by the engineers and geologists of Independent Mining Consultants.


  • Mine Feasibility Studies
  • Mine Design and Planning
  • Underground Mine Evaluation
  • Mine Production Scheduling and Strategic Planning
  • Resource Modeling / Reserve Estimation
  • Evaluation of Proposed Expansions or Acquisitions


  • Open Pit Mine Design and Mine Planning
  • Underground Mine Evaluation
  • Production Scheduling and Strategic Planning
  • Mine Equipment Evaluation and Selection
  • Strategic Long Range Planning
  • Operations Reviews
  • Evaluation of Proposed Expansions
  • Reserve Verifications (for Prospectus, SEC 10K Filings, NI 43-101 Filings, JORC, etc.)


  • Bankable Mine Feasibility Studies
  • Management of Turnkey Feasibility Studies
  • Property Evaluation for Acquisition or Divestiture


  • Exploration Project Evaluation
  • Determination of Resource Potential
  • Drill Program Planning
  • Sampling and Assaying Program Planning
  • Compilation and Management of Computer Databases


  • Resource / Reserve Estimation
  • Review and Verification (audit) of Reserves and Resources
  • Database Quality Analysis and Quality Control
  • Planning of Data Collection Procedures

  • Underground Mine Potential Evaluation
  • Preliminary Economic Assessment
  • Underground mine design and scheduling
  • Resource / Reserve Estimation


  • PTFI Mines - Freeport McMoRan Inc. , Papua, Indonesia
    Reserve and Resource Verification, Model to Mine to Mill Reconciliations, Mine Plan Support
  • Pinto Valley - Capstone Mining Corp. , Arizona, USA
    Mine Extension Feasibility Study, Strategic Mine Planning, Costs Estimation
  • Resolution Copper - Resolution Copper Mining, Arizona, USA
    Underground drill hole spacing study that will result in resources that minimally qualify for indicated mineral resources
  • Rosemont Copper - Hudbay Minerals Inc. , Arizona, USA
    Evaluation of Strategic Alternative Plans, Production Schedules for Varying Mining Rates, Mine Feasibility Study, Mine Capital and Operating Costs (CAPEX and OPEX)
  • Gediktepe - Polimetal Madencilik, Balikesir, Turkey
    Development of Resource and Reserves, Mine Strategic Planning, Equipment and Capital Costs, Preliminary Feasibility Study

Precious Metals:

  • Haile Gold Mine - Romarco Minerals Inc. , South Carolina, USA
    Resource and Reserve Model Development, Mine Planning, Equipment Selection, Mine Capital and Operating Costs, Mine Feasibility Study and Detailed Engineering
  • Gediktepe - Polimetal Madencilik, Balikesir, Turkey
    Development of Resource and Reserves, Mine Strategic Planning, Equipment and Capital Costs for a Mine Feasibility Study
  • San Miguel (Pirquitas Mine) - Silver Standard Resources, Inc., Jujuy, Argentina
    Scoping Study and Underground Mine Planning, Development of Stope Geometries and Annual Mine Production Schedules
  • Marlin Mine - Goldcorp, Inc., San Marcos, Guatemala
    Review of Mineral Reserves and Resources
  • La Preciosa - Coeur Mining, Inc., Durango, Mexico
    Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), Development of Resources and Reserves, Mine Planning and Production Scheduling, Cost Calculation for Final Feasibility Study

Industrial Minerals:

  • Sonora Lithium, Bacanora Minerals, Ltd., Sonora, Mexico
    Development of Resources and Reserves, Strategic Mine Planning Mine Equipment and Capital Costs for a Pre-Feasibility Study
  • Bayovar 12 - Focus Ventures Ltd., Piura, Peru
    Mine Planning and Production Scheduling
  • Boron Mine - U.S. Borax, California, USA
    Resource and Reserve Estimation, Mine Planning and Production Scheduling
  • Calmat Operations - Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona, USA
    Alternative Haulage Costs, Volume and Reserve Determination
  • Camp Grant Quarry - Broken Hill Proprietary, Arizona, USA
    Reserves and Mine Plans, IMC developed resource models and mine plans for a high

Please view recent projects on IMC’s interactive projects map.

Categories + Products + Services

Categories of Goods and Services Provided

Consulting Services - Exploration - Geophysics, Consulting Services - Exploration - Resource Estimation, Consulting Services - Exploration - Valuation, Consulting Services - Management & Financial - Decision Analysis, Consulting Services - Management & Financial - Due Diligence, Consulting Services - Management & Financial - Feasibility Studies, Consulting Services - Management & Financial - Risk Assessment, Consulting Services - Management & Financial - Value Engineering, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Equipment Design & Selection, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Mine Design, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Mine Evaluation, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Mineral Valuation, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Mining Engineering, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Open Pit Design, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Surface Mining, Consulting Services - Mine Planning - Underground Mine Design

Product/Service List
Acquisitions, Capital and Operating Cost Estimation, Competent Persons, Compliance Audits, Drill Planning and Verification, Economic / Financial Analysis, Engineering Services, Estudios de Mineria, Evaluation, Evaluation of Proposed Expansions or Acquisitions, Expansions, Exploration Project Evaluation, Feasibility Studies, Feasibility Study, Financial Analysis, Geologic Modeling, Independent Engineer Reviews, JORC, Long Range Mine Planning, Mine Consultant, Mine Design, Mine Development, Mine Equipment and Cost Estimation, Mine Feasibility Studies, Mine Planning, Mine Planning and Design, Mine Planning for Resource Development, Mine Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Reports, Mine Site Planning, Mineral Property Value, Mineria, Mining, Mining Consultants, Mining Consulting, Mining Sector Expertise, Mining Services, Modeling, Modeling for Reserves and Resources, National Instruments NI 43-101, Open Pit Mine Design, Operations Review & Planning, Planificacion de Minas, Preliminary Feasibility Studies, Production Scheduling, QA/QC, Qualified Persons, Reserve Modeling, Resource / Reserve Estimation, Resource and Reserve Modeling, Resource Estimation, Resource Reserve Definition, SEC 10-K, Short Range Planning, Strategic Mine Planning, Technical Documents, Technical Due Diligence and Audits, Underground Mine Evaluation, Waste Dump Layout and Design

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 Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.
Providing Engineering Services to the World’s Mining Industry Since 1983
3560 East Gas Road,
Tucson, Arizona 85714 USA
Phone: : +1 (520) 294-9861
Fax: : +1 (520) 294-9865
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