Geology and Resource Estimation

Geology & Resource Estimation

REC’s geology team is experienced in metalliferous mining across much of Australia and Africa. We believe in using a combination of geostatistical modelling and first principles analysis to deliver an accurate and detailed resource estimation, conforming to JORC 2012 or NI 43-101 standards.

Having helped a number of clients to understand the feasibility of their projects, we recognise that in-ground value is the cornerstone of all mining ventures.

Mine Planning

Project Management

Our experienced team seeks to add value at every stage of a mine’s development and operation by delivering mine plans that prioritise quality, efficiency and safety. We operate with confidence in every landscape regardless of project size, location or commodity.

We effectively manage studies for our clients, taking all applicable factors into consideration while adhering to time and budget constraints.

Project development, scoping studies and optioneering

Our responsive, scalable approach gives clients the freedom to determine our level of engagement, from the full spectrum of scoping studies to providing input to existing teams. We can deliver scoping studies in an extremely efficient manner, unveiling key insights into the viability of a project from both a practical and economic standpoint.

Pre-feasibility, feasibility and execution

In delivering pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, we take on all aspects of mining engineering to provide clear cost estimates.  Elements of our studies include:

  • Opportunity and risk appraisal
  • Assessments of production rates
  • Determination of mining method
  • Optimisation of excavation geometry, open pit and underground layout and project strategy
  • Detailed design work including positioning of stockpiles, infrastructure and roads
  • Ore reserve calculations and in-depth LoM scheduling
  • Cash-flow projections
  • Mine closure and rehabilitation planning.