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Mining Geology

Understanding geological controls of orebody leading to optimized mine planning and profitability

In any mining operation, understanding the geology of the orebody and waste rocks is fundamental for successful resource estimation, geotechnical engineering, mine planning and mineral processing.

Better geological interpretations at the mine scale improve grade control, mine planning and profitability. Our consultants are leaders in understanding ore-forming processes.  With a unique combination of structural geology and practical mining experience, we can assist you to improve your mine development, operations and near mine exploration. Our integrated mine models give you better near mine exploration targets, optimise mapping and grade control, reduce the risk of misdirecting ore and unintentional dilution, and improve the reconciliation of your mine.

Production pressures can make it difficult to maintain geological input. We can help you by providing regular geological mapping campaigns, as well as hands-on training of your staff at your minesite to capture geological data effectively. We can audit your current geological, sampling, assaying and reconciliation processes and ensure that they meet best practice standards.

Our approach to geology in the mine environment is based on addressing the material issues that affect the entire mining cycle from resource estimation to mine closure. Your operation benefits by ensuring that sound geological models underpin the entire mining process.


  • Near mine geophysics
  • Structural analysis
  • Advanced 3D modelling
  • Resource estimation
  • Pit and underground mapping
  • Near mine exploration targeting
  • Site-based structural geology training
  • Grade control system design
  • Sampling and reconciliation audits
  • Geotechnical mapping and modelling
  • Geometallurgical assessment and modelling

Contacts for this service

SRK North America