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

Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.

Precious Metal Experience
2018 Through 2012

Recent Precious Metals Projects:


2015 Open-pit Gold Project

Nickel Shäw - Nickel Creek Platinum Corp., Alaska, USA
Mine Plan, Resource Estimate, Process Testing and Process Selection with subcontractor

San Francisco - Alio Gold Inc., Sonora, Mexico
Update Resource and Reserve Estimation

Grasberg/PTFI Mines - Freeport McMoRan Inc. , Papua, Indonesia
Ore Reserves, Mine Planning, Capital and Operating Costs. Annual review of the ore reserves. Mine to Mill reconciliations

Soledad Mountain - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd, California, USA
Long Range Mine Planning, Phases, scheduling and dump design

La Herradura - Fresnillo PLC, Sonora, Mexico
Mine planning and production scheduling

Tulkubash Gold Project - Chaarat Gold Holdings, Ltd, Chuy Region, Kyrgyzstan Republic
Mine Planning, Phase Designs, Production Schedules, Waste Storage Sequencing, Mine OP Costs

Tetlin Project - Royal Gold Inc., Alaska, USA
Development of Resources and Reserves

Brio Project - Argonaut Gold Inc. , Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Preliminary Reservers and Pit Outline for Riacho Dos Machados (RDM) Brio Project The operation is a conventional open pit mine with a 7,000 tpd Carbon in Leach plant.

Aği Daği-Kirazli - Alamos Gold Inc., Canakkale, Turkey
Development of Resources and Reserves, Mine Planning, Capital and Operating Costs for Feasibility Study

Camino Rojo - Orla Mining Ltd. , Zacatecas, Mexico
prepare a mineral resource, mine plan, and portions of an NI 43-101 Technical Report

La Yaqui - Cerro Pelon - Alamos Gold Inc. , Sonora, Mexico
Mine Planning and scheduling assistance. Tabulated the Cerro Pelon mine schedule by redox and distributed. Confirmed the haul distances from Cerro Pelon to Mulatos

Gold Bar - McEwen Mining Inc. , Nevada, USA
Mine Planning for Detailed Engineering, Operational Level Planning

Mulatos - Alamos Gold Inc./Mina de Oro Nacional, Sonora, Mexico
Mine Planning, Open Pit Reserves, Contractor Stripping Mine plan. Evaluation of satellite projects.

Ana Paula Project - Newstrike Capital Inc. , Guerrero, Mexico
Mineral resource estimate

La Preciosa - Coeur Mining, Inc., Durango, Mexico
Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) including Development of Resources and Reserves, Mine Planning and Production Scheduling, Cost Calculation for Final Feasibility Study

Amulsar Gold - Lydian International Ltd. , Vayots Dzor, Armenia
Development of Resources and Reserves, Mine Planning, Capital and Operating Costs for Feasibility Study

Magino Project - Argonaut Gold Inc. , Ontario, Canada
Floating Cone and Mine phases for feasibility study with JDS engineering, Denver, CO

Haile Gold Mine - Romarco Minerals Inc. , South Carolina, USA
Resource Model Development, Mine Planning, Equipment Selection, Mine Capital and Operating Costs. Mine Feasibility Study.

Marathon Project - Stillwater Mining Co. , Ontario, Canada
Mine planning assistance

Cortaderas Project - Silver Standard Resources, Inc., Jujuy, Argentina
Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) including Development of Resources and Reserves and Mine Planning

La Cigarra Project - Coeur Mining, Inc., Chihuahua, Mexico
Mining Cost Estimation, CAPEX and OPEX, Estimate Mineable Tons and Grade, Calculate Pre-Tax Cash Flow

Esperanza Project - Alamos Gold Inc., Morelos, Mexico
Mine planning and Pre-Feasibility Study

Northstar/Gunnison Copper - Excelsior Mining Corp. , Arizona, USA
NI 43-101 w/ M3 Engr.

Marigold - Silver Standard Resources, Inc., Nevada, USA
Evaluation of strategic production scenarios and mine planning for preferred mining case.

Cieneguita - Pan American Goldfields Ltd. , Chihuahua, Mexico
Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) including Development of Resources and Reserves and Mine Design

King-King - MDC America Inc., Mindanao, Philippines
Originally for Russel Mining and Minerals, Inc. Development of Resource and Reserves, Mine Strategic Planning, Equipment and Capital Costs for a Mine Feasibility Study

Los Filos - Goldcorp, Inc., Guerrero, Mexico
Ore Reserve Models and Mine Planning for on-going Operations.

Metates - Chesapeake Gold Corp, Durango, Mexico
Resource and Reserve Estimation, Mine Planning and Production Scheduling

Casino - Western Copper Corp., Yukon Territory, Canada
Mine Planning, Mine Capital and Operating Costs. IMC did the mine planning, mine capital and operating costs for a pre feasibility study for this copper-gold-moly system.

Navidad - Pan American Silver Corp., Chubut, Argentina
Resource Model Development and Mine Planning.

Cordero - Levon Resources, Ltd., Chihuahua, Mexico
Preliminary Economic Assessment Study (PEA)

El Gallo Complex - US Gold/ McEwen Mining Inc., Sinaloa, Mexico
Mine Planning and Capital and Operating Cost Estimation for Mine Feasibility Study.

Stibnite Gold - Midas Gold Corp. , Idaho, USA
Pre-Feasibility Study

Marlin Mine - Goldcorp, Inc., San Marcos, Guatemala
Audit of client reserve model and mine planning, capital and operating costs.

Mogollon - Sage Associates, New Mexico, USA
Determination of Exploration Target Potential, UG Stope Layouts

San Miguel (Pirquitas Mine) - Silver Standard Resources, Inc., Jujuy, Argentina
Scoping Study and Underground Mine Planning, Development of Stope Geometries and Annual Mine Production Schedules

Our Recent Projects


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  • Nickel Shäw

    Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.

    Alaska, USA
  • Rosemont Copper

    Hudbay Minerals Inc.

    Arizona, USA
  • Resolution Copper

    Resolution Copper Mining

    Arizona, USA
  • Sunward Materials

    Sunward Materials

    Arizona, USA
  • Mulatos

    Alamos Gold Inc./Mina de Oro Nacional

    Sonora, Mexico
  • Sishen Mine Iscor

    P & H Equipment

    Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Redding Quarry (Calaveras Cement)

    Lehigh Cement Company LLC

    California, USA
  • Mount Hope

    General Moly Inc.

    Nevada, USA
  • Cordero

    Levon Resources, Ltd.

    Chihuahua, Mexico
  • La Herradura

    Fresnillo PLC

    Sonora, Mexico