WGM’s mining consulting group is comprised of seasoned professionals with extensive mining engineering and metallurgy operational experience from mines across the globe.
Our projects, both open pit and underground, include a variety of precious, base and industrial mineral deposits varying in size and through-put from 100 tpd up to 100,000 tpd. WGM uses state-of-the-art technology to support our strategic mine planning and engineering solutions. WGM also provides temporary management personnel for start-ups, as well as technical personnel for companies experiencing manpower shortages.
Preliminary Economic Assessments, Pre-Feasibility & Feasibility Studies
WGM has the expertise to advance your projects from Preliminary Assessment, to Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Study. Our industry experts will oversee every aspect of your project, leaving no stone unturned. WGM’s past Feasibility Studies include Opta Minerals’ Emerald Creek Garnet Mine in Idaho, Goldcorp Inc.’s Red Lake Mine in Ontario, Canada, and Arabian Shield Development Co.’s Al Masane Mine in Saudi Arabia.
Operational Audits & Optimization
WGM’s operational audits include industry bench marking aimed at assessing our client’s operational mining performance and to set goals to ensure our clients remain competitive by comparative analysis of key performance indicators (“KPI’s”) of other operating mines within the same market sector. Our end goal is to improve your competitive advantage allowing you to outperform your competitors.
WGM can assist its clients to re-design flow sheets for metallurgical and processing systems. Our mining consultants review existing flow sheet designs and specific project characteristics, then help to make implementations to optimize efficiency and cost effectiveness – recommending and overseeing design modifications as needed.
We also work in early stages with companies to implement new systems from scratch – coordinating with client process system designers and implementers to ensure flow sheets work optimally for specific projects. We take mineral samples for testing, review particular conditions of the project, and determine the optimal choice of processing methods. We then work with producers to implement and fine-tune those methods.
Reserve Estimations & Audits
WGM specializes in Mineral Reserve audits and estimates for feasibility level studies and operational mines. Many clients request technical audits to ensure that Mineral Reserves have been estimated according to standard mining industry practice (NI 43-101, JORC) or to obtain an independent assessment of their estimates for either internal purposes or for third parties, such as financial institutions or other interested mining companies. WGM uses state of art software including Geovia’s GEMS™ geology and mine planning software, as well as Whittle™ open pit optimization software.
Strategic Mine Planning
Our in-house experts in these and other systems can provide the following client services:
- Business process audits
- Grade control procedural audits and implementations
- Open pit optimization and strategic mine planning
- Mine scheduling and fleet selection
- Operational improvement studies and recommendations
- Due diligence and technical audits on operating properties