Whether your company is establishing a new mining operation or has a producing mine and is in need of temporary onsite technical staff Independent Mining Consultants offers flexible contract engineering solutions and services whenever and wherever it is needed.

IMC staff have the professional knowledge to not only fill in vacancies but also the expertise to setup, develop, train, and transition your mine’s engineering department to becoming leaders in smoothly operating a mine.

Mine Support Services

IMC offers onsite mine and offsite mine technical support setup services, procedures, and systems such as:

  • Mine engineering department setup and staff development
  • Track, manage, and reconcile mine plan of operations and feasibility plan compliance
  • Mine planning hand-off and related necessary mine staff training
  • Managing the adoption of industry standard mine planning systems and reconciliation procedures
  • Custom tailoring mine planning systems such as MineSight Schedule Optimizer (MSSO) to your mine

Supporting ongoing mine operations with onsite short-range and long-range mine planning services:

  • Relieving short-term mine technical staff shortages with IMC hot swap staff substitutions
  • Managing mine operations and ensuring that mine production is on schedule
  • Alleviating time sensitive annual or similar mine plan submittals and resource / reserve reviews by providing on demand mine planning support
  • Conducting optimization analyses such as sensitivity studies, opportunities analysis, and trade-off studies
  • Carrying out risk analysis and mitigation studies such as due diligence and critical flaw identification

The Durability of IMC Project Expert Knowledge and Information

Would you like to know why the mine has been built the way it is – like why that portion of the pit with high-grade ore has never mined before where behind that pit wall exists a basin designed 40 years ago that ensures your leachate goes to the pond and not your pit?

Beyond our mining planning expertise and inherently inclusive to all our services IMC has acted as caretakers for project history and sensitive data for mines from project stage to producing mine. IMC has more often than should happen been the sole remaining indestructible source for project specific information and knowledge in spite of employee loss, staff rotations, mine or project delays, closings, or restarts. On numerous occasions clients have reached out to IMC as we have had a long-standing involvement and valuable historic expertise with the mine project. Be ensured that your data remains safe with us and is only released on request pending stringent verification of project rights.

Engineering Management

  • Provide third-party expert recommendations on operating mines
  • Evaluate and strategize plan of operations for the best overall efficiency
  • Coordinate, manage, and implement solutions that improve processes and increase productivities such as:
    • Acceptable ore loss analysis by examining fleet equipment configurations, mine plan of operations, and processing requirements
    • Interdepartmental collaboration and development of interdisciplinary engineering solutions encompassing geology, process metallurgy, mine operation, and environmental constraints
  • Mediate and collaborate negotiable outcomes between all stakeholders
  • Identify issues in operational and organizational structure
  • Optimize complex processes increasing ore grade and tonnage and reducing labor labor and equipment requirements to improve overall operating costs

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IMC prides itself on being versatile, cost effective, and receptive to our clients’ needs and invested parties so that your objectives are met in the best manner possible fit to your requirements and schedules. We would be happy to discuss your individual mine consulting requirements

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