Our scoping study is a unique, structured and proven approach that is central to how we work with you. It provides clarity through understanding.
Our approach engages technical, operational and managerial personnel in a workshop forum that allows the complexities and ambiguities of an operation to be presented and understood. We identify the ‘real issues’ that are limiting our clients ability to maximise the value of their resources.
At the conclusion of the scoping study, we present a concise status report which recommends a prioritised list of work packages to address the issues identified in the study.
Managing exploration and mining operations is our business.
We have accumulated a breadth of knowledge that spans the full lifecycle and all components of a mining operation. Strategic Mines has the capability to assist you whether you are embarking on an identification, pre-feasibility or feasibility study.
Drawing on our combined experience we understand the intricacies of developing, managing and operating mines. We apply this knowledge to your project to ensure a robust operational business case is delivered.
Within any mining operation there are a number of components that need to work together. The detail within individual components is often recognised but the interplay between each is commonly misunderstood.
An effective operational strategy articulates not only the operational requirements of each component over the mine life, but how that component fits into the overarching business strategy.
Our end result is targeted at senior management. Strategic Mines delivers a cohesive, understandable and deliverable strategy for operating your mine.
An operational readiness plan encompasses all facets of your mining operation including the off-site support departments.
Strategic Mines understands that the size of the mine, the type of mining equipment, the processing plant and supporting infrastructure are key components to any resource project.
During construction, the operational team needs to be executing the operational readiness plan to enable an efficient and effective ramp-up to full capacity.
Production efficiency is derived by understanding the process capability of each system component and identifying the bottleneck.
Our approach focuses on ensuring each component of your mining production process is operating within a set of parameters, that when combined, produce a ‘whole of system’ benefit.
We know what production efficiency is about. We know the areas to target and exploit in order to deliver sustainable change.
Mine Site Design
Mine site design requires collaboration between all stakeholders in the operation.
Understanding the inevitable ‘trade-offs’ in mine site design is important to assess the impacts on costs, operational and business risks.
We work with you to ensure all the pieces fit together to deliver an efficient and effective mining operation.