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Mine Site Geochemistry, Waste Characterisation & Predictive Modelling

From the moment the exploration drill rigs start turning to the rehabilitation of the site geochemistry underpins critical decision making and planning for many aspects of a mining project. As such geochemistry assessments typically involve and influence site wide aspects such as permitting and regulation, mine planning and operational optimisation decision making, as well as project economics and long-term strategy.  At MEM we understand the importance of considering the full project life cycle and our approach is to appreciate both the detail and the big picture. We believe that geochemistry assessments while important in their own right, should be integrated as a cross discipline activity. We have significant experience working with operational site teams and our guiding principals have been formed based on the demands of operating a modern and efficient mine site. As such we strive to adopt a pragmatic and practical approach at all times and as no site is the same we also strive to be specialised and not generalised.

Our services in the area of mine site geochemistry and waste characterisation include:

  • Base line studies

  • Feasibility studies

  • Acid and metalliferous drainage assessments

  • Spontaneous combustion assessment

  • Acid sulfate soils assessment

  • Site based kinetic testwork

  • Predictive geochemical modelling

  • Principal component analysis

  • Laboratory based geochemical and geophysical testwork

  • Waste rock and tailings classification

  • Hydrogeochemistry

  • Groundwater and surface water fate and transport modelling and quantitative risk assessment

  • Environmental impact assessment

  • Water treatment studies

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