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Underground Mining

SRK Consulting enjoys a global reputation as an innovator in underground mine design, engineering and planning support services. Our team of experts draws on a combination design, review and operational experience in range of underground mining environments, to provide practical, cost effective solutions.

We offer mining consultancy services, across the full range of mining methods, from scoping/feasibility studies to detailed mine design, layouts, production scheduling and equipment selection.

We are familiar with a range of software packages including Gemcom, Vulcan, Minesight and Mine Works Planner.

Based on our extensive experience, SRK has developed an innovative mine planning methodology. Cost-based and risk-driven, the methodology begins with the Life of Mine, extends first to the Business Plan and then to the Operations Plan. The result of the process is a Mineral Balance Sheet that reflects the health of the mineral resource whilst highlighting areas of risk and outlining a risk management strategy.


  • Mining methods selection
  • Mine planning, layout and scheduling
  • Equipment selection
  • Feasibility studies
  • Access design
  • Drill and blast design
  • Strategic planning: cut off and sequence optimisation
  • Fragmentation analysis and draw control for caving operations
  • Backfill system design
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Due diligence
  • Ventilation
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