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Mining Associates are focused on providing you with an understanding of the fundamental geological controls to add value to your project. The company undertakes high level work and due diligence across a wide spectrum of mineral commodities, geological settings, metallurgy, engineering processes and mining methods on a diverse range of projects both within Australia and internationally. We supply specialist advice and world’s best practice products, with Capabilities in the areas of Geology, Resources, Operations, Corporate and Studies and a Grade Control System ready for customised implementation.

We have a strong combination of “hands on” experience and practical implementation of the latest methods to provide our clients with the best solutions for their needs.

  • Data management and validation to ensure data quality meets JORC, NI 43-101 reporting guidelines

  • CP/QP for Independent Technical Reports to international standards (JORC-2012, NI 43-101)

  • CP/QP for wide range of deposit styles and commodities

  • Structural mapping (regional, open pit, underground)

  • 3D modelling and analysis of structural data in Leapfrog software

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) project development

  • Integrated data analysis and interpretation

  • Desktop geological reviews and project ranking

  • Drill program planning and management

  • Drill program sampling and QA/QC procedures

  • Total exploration project management

  • Exploration methodology and strategy

  • Structural data applications to geotechnical risk assessment

  • Data management, QAQC and validation to ensure data quality meets JORC, NI 43-101 reporting guidelines

  • Geological and statistical domaining

  • Statistical Analysis (EDA), outlier and top-cut analysis

  • Linear and non-linear geostatistics

  • Conditional Simulation and Risk Analysis

  • Bulk modeling, seam modeling and narrow vein lode modeling

  • Structural data applications to Resource modelling

  • Technical reporting of Resources to international standards (CP/QP for JORC, NI 43-101)

  • Resource reviews

  • Surpac, ISATIS, Snowden Supervisor and Leapfrog 3D modeling software

  • Competent (CP) and Qualified persons (QP) for Ore Reserves

  • Fatal Flaw assessment of advanced exploration and mining projects with reviews of all aspects including resources, geology, environment and regulatory status

  • Sensitivity analysis of mining projects detailing the impact of changes in financial assumptions

  • Assessment of start up requirements for projects on care and maintenance

  • Pit optimisation and analysis studies outlining potential economic outcomes and defining development sequence options

  • Due diligence reports on operations covering drilling, grade control reconciliation, operational issues and future prospects

  • Analysis of mining operation power requirements

  • Review, design and management of metallurgical test work programs

  • Due diligence studies for divestments and acquisitions

  • Valuations undertaken in accordance with standards and guidelines of the VALMIN 2015 and CIMVal 2019 codes

  • Feasibility studies

  • Property assessment for company and project acquisitions

  • Documentary evidence for Project finance transactions

  • Company mergers

  • Company listings

  • Capital raisings

  • Corporate advice regarding incentivisation structures and operational management

  • Technical reviews

  • Assessment of project assumptions and cash flow models

  • JORC and NI 43-101 reports

  • Easy to use – familiar Surpac Guido forms

  • Provides efficiencies from assay return to dig block mark out

  • Based on Surpac functions and is not a “black box’” system, editable by the client.

  • Has a streamlined step-by step process flow

  • Input parameters are client-customisable (csv file)

  • Manages file naming and storage

  • Utilises various estimation methods as a cross reference

  • Produces and stores audit files throughout the process

  • High quality and timely support

  • Production reporting

  • Mine to mill reconciliation

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  • Competent (CP) and Qualified (QP) persons for metallurgical and mine studies

  • Independent peer reviews of Scope of Work for Bankable Feasibility Studies prior to commencement to provide feedback on schedule, plans and budgets

  • Assessment of project execution, identifying technical milestones, budgets and planning requirements outside of the scope of existing feasibility documents

  • Independent Technical and Expert Reports to be included in Prospectus for lodgement with regulatory body in support of a company’s IPO

  • Independent Technical and Expert Reports with detailed project assessments and exploration program planning in support of company fund raising activities

  • Technical Expert Report for mineral exploration assets prepared in accordance with the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserve (2012 JORC Code)

  • Scoping studies to determine prospects for economic extraction of resources and reserves

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