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Providing mine engineering services to the world's mining industry since 1983.

Independent Mining Consultants, Inc. (IMC) was founded in 1983 by Michael Hester, John Marek, and Herb Welhener. Prior to starting IMC, all three had established substantial careers in the mine engineering and consulting fields. IMC's personnel has remained consistent in the more than 33 year history of the corporation.

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IMC personnel can be contacted through our main office.

Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.
3560 East Gas Road
Tucson, Arizona 85714
General Inquiries: 

Information regarding Independent Mining Consultants services, can be made via telephone or email. Please feel free to contact us!

Mr. John M. Marek

Vice President
Mr. Herbert E. Welhener

Vice President
Mr. Michael G. Hester

Joseph McNaughton

Anh Nguyen

Jacob Richey

General Inquiries
Ms. S. Yvette Gengler - Senior Geological Engineer

Our Recent Projects

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  • San Miguel (Pirquitas Mine)

    Silver Standard Resources, Inc.

    Jujuy, Argentina
  • Sunward Materials

    Sunward Materials

    Arizona, USA
  • Casino

    Western Copper Corp.

    Yukon Territory, Canada
  • Bayovar 12

    Focus Ventures Ltd.

    Piura, Peru
  • Calmat Operations

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    Arizona, USA
  • Boron Mine

    U.S. Borax

    California, USA
  • Metates

    Chesapeake Gold Corp

    Durango, Mexico
  • Altar Project

    Stillwater Mining Co.

    San Juan, Argentina
  • MacArthur Project

    Quaterra Resources Inc.

    Nevada, USA
  • Los Filos

    Goldcorp, Inc.

    Guerrero, Mexico