Underground Mine Engineering Services

Golder performs surface and underground mine planning studies that encompass all aspects associated with the investigation, design and economic analysis of a mining project. These include the following: 


  • Cut-off grade and economic production rate studies 
  • Waste/ore definition 
  • Mine design, planning and equipment selection 
  • Detailed mine production plans and scheduling 
  • Backfill testing, methods and delivery system 
  • Mine access, declines, shafts, ventilation and services designs 
  • Detailed capital and operating cost estimates 
  • Hoisting, haulage, conveying, IPCC, and rail studies 
  • Heap leach and waste dump designs 
  • Run-of-mine and marketable product quality/grade estimates 
  • Economic models and analyses 
  • Mineral Reserve estimates 
  • Tailings management 
  • Mine closure planning 

Support:  Software

Golder relies on a suite of mining and support applications that drive productivity and value in the technological services provided including:

  • Minescape
  • Vulcan
  • Carlson Mining & Advanced Mining
  • Autocad
  • Ventsim
  • Various geotechnical programs
  • ArcGIS

Golder’s underground mine planning projects may be in support of comprehensive feasibility studies or to assist active mining operations in identifying efficiency improvements for short- and long-range planning including the evaluation and selection of equipment used in the production sequencing and scheduling process.  


For additional information on Golder's software click here.