SRK's 45th Anniversary

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Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Over 45 years, we’ve grown into an independent, international consultancy with 45 offices, 1,400 staff, and more than 20,000 earth and water resource projects under our belt. This newsletter features key services provided for some of these...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK initiated an investigation to evaluate the geotechnical properties of the orebody sands, aimed at defining the distribution and geotechnical properties of cemented strata within the orebody, to generate a site-specific geotechnical model for the deposit. The...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary This Municipality in the Eastern Cape has a Water Service Authority responsible for the provision of water and sanitation services. SRK was appointed to assist with emergency drought intervention programmes in 2016 and 2019. This included the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Cape Town International airport, one of three international airports in South Africa, currently comprises two active runways. Airports Company South Africa appointed SRK to manage the Environmental Impact Assessment for the re-alignment of the primary runway and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Marula Platinum Mine is in the process of constructing a new tailings dam abutting their existing tailings dam. SRK completed the detail design of the new tailings dam and assisted with the Water Use Licence Application (WULA)...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Kipushi is a past-producing, high-grade underground zinc–copper mine located in the Central African Copperbelt. In 2016, Ivanhoe mines appointed SRK to complete a pre-feasibility level mining geotechnical investigation and design.The project is currently focused on two high-grade...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary South Africa has a comprehensive governance framework informing environmental management compliance in the mining sector. Legislation requires mines to acquire relevant environmental authorisations for projects. Over the past two decades, SRK environmental practitioners have provided independent technical...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2015, Ivanplats (Pty) Ltd investigated the feasibility to develop a new 4 Mtpa underground PGM mine known as the Platreef project, located on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex. The orebody would be mined...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The Kamoa-Kakula Copper project has been independently ranked as the world’s largest, undeveloped, high-grade copper discovery and comprises a near-surface, relatively flat-lying copper deposit located within the Central African Copperbelt. SRK has assisted Kamoa since 2016 with...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary A mine’s ability to maintain good stakeholder relations has become essential in managing community expectations and proactively addressing legacy issues. In 2015, SRK was appointed by a major mining company to conduct stakeholder mapping of three of...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Bisha is a polymetal operating mine in Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa. SRK’s team participated in multiple projects and provided operational assistance to this mine from 2014 to 2019. The work included annual reserve updates, strategic...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The expansion of projects in Guinea is encroaching on communities, necessitating resettlement. Careful management is required to guide these processes and ensure positive and sustainable outcomes for affected peoples. Suitable legislation or a clearly defined and enforced...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2016, SRK was appointed to act as the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for a 9 megawatt hydropower plant. The plant is located on the Nkusi River on the border of Hoima and Kibaale Districts, Western...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SAPP coordinates power utilities to support development and identify priority power projects. Many of these projects are not currently bankable because they have not adequately identified and assessed environmental and social issues. SRK developed an Environmental and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Sasol appointed SRK as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to facilitate the environmental authorisation processes associated with the construction and operation of the Sasol Secunda Fine Ash Dam (FAD) 6 project. The FAD 6 project plays...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In the last decade, the South African government recognised that a stable electrical grid would require sustainable energy generation and made the decision to promote the renewable energy sector. In 2011, SRK was appointed by Sato Energy...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary An engineering geological study of the entire seafront of the Maputo harbour, in Mozambique was conducted between 2013 and 2014. The investigation consisted of 132 rotary core boreholes to average depths of about 25 m; 8 piezo...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In response to the pressures and threats of climate change, it is essential that all levels of government, nationally and globally, develop a policy, strategy and implementation plan. South Africa’s climate change policy framework has been in...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In Uganda, economic growth has had a negative impact on the environment, to the extent that environmental degradation has resulted in a decline in economic growth. The cause of this degradation is inadequate environmental governance. While Uganda...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK was retained by Cradle Resources to undertake the mining and geotechnical components of the pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for the Panda Hill Niobium project in south west Tanzania. SRK undertook mine planning, including pit slope design...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK prepared Mineral Resource estimates and models for 11 bauxite deposits in Alliance Mining Commodities’ Koumbia Mining Concession area in Guinea to support a definitive feasibility study. The study focused on the extraction of export quality bauxite...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Since 2014, SRK has supported Genmin’s exploration of iron ore properties in Gabon and the Republic of Congo. SRK’s involvement has included structural mapping, geological interpretation of ground and airborne geophysical data, drilling assistance, development of sampling...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has been working with mining companies to assess the potential to upgrade or pre-concentrate feed ahead of the process plant. This can be done through a combination of screening, bulk sorting and particle sorting. At the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has provided technical assistance to SierraMin Bauxite Holdings Ltd for their Port Loko bauxite project in Sierra Leone since 2008. The project has grown from an early-stage exploration project through to trial beneficiation and mining in...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has been involved in the project since 2016, assisting in geology development and bulk sampling. The Meya project is a field of significantly diamondiferous, steeply dipping kimberlite dykes and is geologically associated with the Koidu Mine...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The Letšeng Diamond Mine is the lowest grade primary diamond deposit presently being mined globally and it contains some of the world’s largest and highest value diamonds. Due to the very low grade of the various rock...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK was contracted by the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) to carry out exploration and evaluation of seven selected targets across Rwanda for multiple commodities. SRK led the exploration in Rwanda, shadowed and supported by...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Lucara is a leading independent producer of large, exceptional quality Type IIa diamonds from its 100% owned Karowe mine in Botswana, the only diamond mine in recorded history to have produced two +1000 carat diamonds. A positive...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2019, SRK was retained by a limestone mining company in India to review the mine geotechnics, assess opportunities for slope steepening and to develop a slope management programme. The deposit occurs in a structurally complex terrain...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2017, SRK was retained by Fuli Peridot Industry Co. Ltd. to provide technical services on its Yiqisong peridot project in Yanbian, Jilin province, China, contains more than one billion carats of gem quality peridot, occurring in...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2015, SRK was commissioned by Goldstone Investment Co. Ltd. to review a copper project in Shangri-la, Yunnan province, China as a potential investment. The Hongniu (Red Bull) copper project was under construction at the time. Once...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2016, SRK was commissioned by Grand T G Gold Holdings Ltd. to provide an independent technical review on the Haochayu-Ganxiewa-Xipo Gold mine. The gold mineralisation consists of a series of quartz-sulphide and sulphide veins, veinlets, stringers,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2017, SRK was appointed by the Public Authority for Mining as lead consultant of a consortium with Wood Mackenzie Limited and Mayer Brown LLP to deliver a multi-disciplinary review of the Oman mining sector and develop...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary From September 2017 to October 2018, SRK led a feasibility study and collaborated with China Nerin Engineering Co. Ltd. on the Indonesian Ciemas Gold Project owned by P.T. Wilton Wahana Indonesia, a company listed on the Singapore...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has provided consulting assistance to Hindustan Zinc Limited for their multiple operating mines and projects located in India since 2005. The commissions initially commenced from a London Stock Exchange Listing Competent Person’s Report and since then...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2017, Agritrade, a Singapore-based company, appointed SRK to conduct a gap analysis for the Bunda Kandung open pit coal project, located in the jungle areas of Central Kalimantan. SRK assessed the project’s available technical data compliance...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK assisted with the development of pre-feasibility level closure plans for Sepon, a large open-pit copper mine in central southern Laos. The mine site included more than 40 pits, some backfilled, and 13 waste rock dumps. SRK...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In June 2016, SRK was appointed to conduct pre-financial close due diligence and a series of regular independent compliance reviews, and thereafter every six months to assess project performance against Equator Principles (EPs) during the construction phases...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK completed a Qualified Person’s Report and Independent Valuation of the Bukit Besi iron project in Malaysia. The work was done in support of Fortress Mining’s successful listing on the Catalist, the secondary board of the Singapore...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK developed final landform designs for all Mount Isa Mines’ major landforms, including tailings storage facilities, waste rock dumps, major residual stockpiles and infrastructure areas in accordance with the closure goals and availability of rehabilitation materials and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK undertook a multi-disciplinary design of an integrated hydroelectric power, mine waste rock and tailings storage facility. The design features a 190.5 m high asphalt core rockfill dam, two diversion dams, a 35.5 m high cofferdam, two...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK completed a series of technical studies to support closure planning at the Century Zinc mine, a large open cut zinc, lead and silver mine located in North West Queensland. The objectives were to improve the understanding...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK completed the underground mining engineering components of a Feasibility Study for Heron Resources’ Woodlawn Project. Woodlawn is a volcanogenic massive-sulphide (VMS) copper-zinc deposit comprising two significant resource-based assets, the Woodlawn Underground Project (WUP) and the Woodlawn...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK prepared an Independent Technical Report in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and an update of the Mineral Resources for Monument Mining’s Burnakura project in Western Australia. SRK reviewed all available data over the project’s 20-year...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK provided Capricorn Copper with independent reviews of the development and reporting of resource estimates under guidelines for best practice and the JORC Code for orebodies at its Capricorn Copper Mine in North Queensland. The mine is...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK was first engaged in 1999 to review an underground coal mine’s structural interpretation, following a series of complex unexpected faulting which had a serious impact on panel development. SRK developed an alternative structural model and has...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK prepared an Independent Specialist’s Report, consisting of a technical assessment and valuation of Crater Gold Mining’s base metal, graphite and gold exploration assets comprising the Croydon Project in Queensland, Australia. The report was prepared under the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK was engaged to undertake studies on the Cukaru Peki upper zone. Prior to the PEA in 2017, SRK undertook an access and haulage study followed by a mining method assessment study and was responsible for the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has worked with Sirius Minerals on its polyhalite project in North Yorkshire, UK since 2010. Sirius is currently constructing a deep shaft mine, to around 1500 m below ground level to produce some 10 million tonnes...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Marula Platinum Mine is in the process of constructing a new tailings dam abutting their existing tailings dam. SRK completed the detail design of the new tailings dam and assisted with the Water Use Licence Application (WULA)...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK undertook a maiden JORC compliant MRE and PFS for the Almalyk mining and metallurgical complex in Uzbekistan. This state owned mine is one of the largest copper porphyry deposits in the world, currently processing 35 Mtpa...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Norilsk’s Oktyabrskoe and Talnakh deposits are the largest Ni-Cu-PGE deposits in the world. The deposits have been operated by five underground mines for more than 30 years. In that time, a large volume of resource and grade-control...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Since 2011 SRK has been involved with the DNK mine which exploits a world class chromite deposit located in north-west Kazakhstan, operated by the European Resource Group. In 2014, SRK undertook a technical study on implementing the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK completed geochemical soil sampling on behalf of Alba Mineral Resources plc (Alba) in the historic Clogau-St David’s gold mine located near Dolgellau in North Wales, UK. The mine is in the Dolgellau Gold Belt, which has...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The Blagodatnoye gold mine is a large operation in central Russia operated by Polyus Gold. The deposit is characterised by strong bedding and structural features. Slope stability is further complicated by the presence of a stream and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Significant technological design challenges have been overcome to advance this world-class polymetallic VMS project in an area of protected biodiversity in Finland. SRK technical teams provided pre-feasibility study design solutions for mine access, ore extraction and waste...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Gyproc in Ireland, part of the French company Saint-Gobain, extract gypsum from shallow underground room and pillar mines and an open cut located in County Monaghan, Ireland. SRK have been involved in providing underground geotechnical services at...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The Curraghinalt mine will be the first underground mine permitted in many years in Northern Ireland. The proposed mine will produce gold, silver and copper. It is expected to have a mine life of at least 20...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has, in 2019, once more undertaken Coal Resource and Reserve audits on behalf of SUEK in Russia. This included mobilising teams of experienced coal specialists for visits to SUEK’s 40 open pits, underground mines and processing...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary From 2006 to 2008, in cooperation with Russian design institutes in St Petersburg, SRK prepared a Metallurgical/Processing Technical Study for the 10 Mtpa Bystrinskoye copper concentrator in Siberia. This study included laboratory and pilot testing, flowsheeting, equipment...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary On November 13, 2018, Kazatomprom made its stock market debut in London and Astana with an implied valuation of US$3bn on initial trading. In support of the listing process, SRK authored a Competent Persons’ Report on the...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Norway’s Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion is the largest in Europe at 230 km2 and hosts important Ti-P-V deposits. It is covered by Norge Mining PLC’s exploration licences. Norge Mining engaged SRK ES in 2018 to develop the project...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary This open pit copper mine near Princeton, British Columbia, resumed production in 2011 after the mine’s 1996 suspension. A permit condition of resumption was the segregation and separate management of waste rock with potential for acid rock...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK was selected by Newmont Mining Company to conduct baseline hydrogeologic studies to support dewatering plans and predict impacts from dewatering associated with a planned mine expansion. SRK assisted Newmont with numerous field activities, including the installation...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK remains heavily involved in the South 32 Hermosa project in southern Arizona. This work focused on developing a robust geological model, scalable to support regional exploration as well as detailed feasibility study work for resource estimation...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK was the Independent Engineer for the Lenders $370M debt financing for Mountain Province. Gahcho Kué, located in the Northwest Territories, is a joint venture between Mountain Province Diamonds and De Beers, 49% and 51% respectively. SRK’s...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK developed a production simulation of the mine design for the extraction level of the Kemess Underground block cave mine. The model scope included production LHDs, secondary breaking equipment, rockbreakers and crushers. The simulation was used to...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has been involved in the closure and Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO) cost estimation for a client with seven mines located in four different states in Mexico. The ARO costs are currently being updated every two years,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In the past three decades, modern mechanised cave mining has proven to be a successful mining method for the exploitation of large low-grade deposits that could not otherwise be economically extracted. In this decade, cave mining projects...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK assisted with management of the new tailings storage facility (TSF) in 1996, and has provided a wide variety of engineering, permitting and closure services. From engineer-of-record through the 20-year life of the original cycloned-sand TSF design,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The Faro mine was once one of the world’s largest lead and zinc mines. The mine closed in 1998, when the operator became insolvent, leaving behind a legacy of 320 million tonnes of acid-generating waste rock and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2014, a radioactive release occurred at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), an underground nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad, New Mexico, contaminating parts of the facility. SRK’s ventilation engineers were brought in to help with recovery...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Beginning in 2015, SRK has been providing environmental consulting and permitting expertise to Twin Metals, a subsidiary of Antofagasta plc, for the development of an underground copper, nickel, platinum, palladium, gold and silver mine in northern Minnesota...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK’s open pit teams completed two major projects on ArcelorMittal’s biggest iron ore operation in the world, Mount Wright and Fire Lake in eastern Canada, from 2018 to 2019. The initial work included an in-depth review of...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has provided geology development, evaluation and resource estimation for the Kennady North project, owned by Kennady Diamonds, a subsidiary of Mountain Province Diamonds. It is located north of the Gahcho Kue diamond mine that is operated...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Since 2002, SRK has worked at the Doris North mine on the 80 km Hope Bay Greenstone Belt in Nunavut, and has helped advance this gold project from the initial scoping study, through the detailed engineering and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK hydrogeologists completed field studies in cooperation with the SRK rock mechanics and tailings teams to support design of an expanded mine design for the Galore Creek project, British Columbia. The project area, a remote location in...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Since 2008, SRK has worked with Teck to develop technology for using saturated rock fills (SRFs) for treatment of selenium and nitrate in waters at Teck’s Elk Valley metallurgical coal operations. In 2017, SRK and other specialists...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK assisted in providing information for decisions on the best slope steepening alternative for closure of the pit. The methodology included three main tasks: Evaluation of the probability of failure (PF) representative of the stability conditions of...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary This project is located in the region known as Macizo del Deseado, a gold and silver district from low sulfidation epithermal deposits in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. In 2017, SRK was contracted by Estelar Resources...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has been involved in various studies relating to river dynamics for a confidential client to inform decisions on the reclamation of watercourses impacted by mining activities. One study involves the evaluation of riverbed sediment grain size...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Candelas is located in the Antofagasta de las Sierras District, Catamarca Province, Argentina. In 2019, SRK’s personnel supervised sample logging and contribution to the definition of hydrogeological parameters of the strata, as well as the taking of...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Since 2014, SRK has worked on the closure of the Pascua-Lama gold project on the border of Chile and Argentina, owned by Barrick Gold. The pre-feasibility level closure plan was developed for the mine pit, rock dumps,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK worked for the Cerro Vanguardia mine, located in Santa Cruz, Argentina, from 2012-2018, validating and optimising the design of several open pits. The project team analysed the geological, structural and geotechnical data, determined the main geotechnical...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK assisted the client in the construction of a tunnel and risers on the Matanza-Riachuelo project. The project consists of a tunnel that is 4.9 m in diameter and 12 km in length that will flush treated...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Additional resources have been found 1400 m below the surface at San Rafael mine, but deepening underground operations has become challenging. Engineers will have to work with high levels of rock mass stresses in unfavourable geomechanical conditions...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2013, SRK designed the excavation sequence for the placement of rockfill protection under the dock at La Plata, Argentina. Numerical models and analytical verifications of the background stability and the stability of the sheet piling of...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary A deep open pit that was flooded for eleven years in Uruguay, was dewatered in 2015 to carry out underground mining. The exposed pit walls showed a large wedge failure, leaving a 25-ton block hanging high above...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary During 2015-18, SRK worked on the Rincon project in Salta, undertaking a geotechnical investigation for the process plant and spent brine disposal ponds, and developed the feasibility and detailed engineering studies for the spent brine disposal facility...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has positioned itselt as a regional leader in the application of numerical methods for geotechnical design and analysis. This is the result of more than 10 years of practice in several challenging projects throughout Argentina and...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Chinchillas is a high-altitude silver, lead, and zinc deposit in northern Argentina. SRK worked on this project from 2015 to 2019 encompassing different levels of studies including preliminary economic assessments, pre-feasibility and feasibility. SRK provided mine operating...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK was commissioned by Minera Milpo S.A.A. (Nexa Resources) to prepare an environmental study for the expansion of the processing plant to 22.5 Ktpd. The study included technical improvements of processing systems and ancillary facilities, and modifications...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary In 2017, the Government of Bolivia appointed SRK to prepare a resource estimate of the Salar de Uyuni brine deposit. Uyuni is known as the largest lithium resource in the world, though no official estimate has been...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The Chuquicamata underground mine in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile is one of the largest planned mining projects in the world to use the method of block caving with a macro-blocks option to mine copper ore...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary SRK has created a hydrological and hydraulic model that simulates extreme hydrological events that could cause a significant impact due to rising water levels within the river channel. This was used to provide more accurate information regarding...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Trevali operates the Santander Mining Unit in the province of Huaral, department of Lima, Peru. SRK developed a study of location alternatives and tailings disposal methods for the project. Based on this study, the engineering design was...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Hochschild Mining operates the Inmaculada Mining Mine Unit, a gold and silver operation in the province of Páucar del Sara Sara, Peru. SRK’s work consisted of establishing exploratory drilling plans to increase the level of confidence in...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary This mine is a deep and narrow hard rock mine with frequent rock bursts problems due to large, open stopes left without backfill. SRK provided a geotechnical rock mechanics study consisting of logging, mapping of underground workings,...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary Atacocha Mining Company proposed the expansion of the Glory Hole open pit in Pasco, Peru and the development of new components. These involved the development of three pits, Glory Hole, GH West Satellite, and GH East Satellite;...
Download A4 | Letter SRK News | Issue 60 : SRK's 45th Anniversary The Veladero mine is located in Argentina, in the west of the San Juan Province, 5 km from the Chilean border. The current mine plan includes mining operations continuing through 2024 with residual gold leaching continuing through...

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