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

Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.

Base Metal Mine Consulting Experience
2018 Through 2012

Recent Base Metals Mine Consulting Projects:


2015 Open-pit Project
Copper, Gold, and Silver

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

Pinto Valley - Capstone Mining Corp. , Arizona, USA
Mine Strategic Planning, Equipment and Capital Costs for A mine Feasibility Study

Resolution Copper - Resolution Copper Mining, Arizona, USA
Underground drill hole spacing study that will result in resources that minimally qualify for indicated mineral resources

Rosemont Copper - Hudbay Minerals Inc. , Arizona, USA
Detailed evaluation of strategic operating plan including alternative mine phase design and production schedules to determine alternative throughput mining rates.

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

Chino Mine - Freeport McMoRan Inc. , New Mexico, USA
Resource and Reserve Verifications, Review of Phase Designs

Sierrita Mine - Freeport McMoRan Inc. , Arizona, USA
Resource and Reserve Verifications, Phase Design, and Production Scheduling, Detailed evaluation of strategic operating plan including alternative haulage systems. Mine phase design and production scheduling to determine strategies to operate at different copper price levels.

Ray Mine - Asarco LLC, Arizona, USA
Mine Planning for Long Term Mine Assessment.

NorthMet Project - PolyMet Mining Inc. , Minnesota, USA
PEA Report for North Star, Update of Mine Plans

Copper Flat - THEMAC Resources, New Mexico, USA
Resource Modeling, Mine Design and Dump Planning, NI 43-101 Declaration of Reserves, and Detailed Mine Planning

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

Sonora Lithium Project - Bacanora Minerals Ltd. , Sonora, Mexico
Development of Resource and Reserves, Mine Strategic Planning, Equipment and Capital Costs for a Mine Feasibility Study

Altar Project - Stillwater Mining Co. , San Juan, Argentina
Update of the Mineral Resource Estimate and Scoping Study for Potential Production and Infrastructure Development

Chillito Project - Asarco LLC, Arizona, USA
Review and Verification of Reserves Status and Resources

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

Las Chancas - Southern Peru Copper Corp., Apurimac, Peru
Detailed Phase Design and Mine Schedules for Alternative Haulage Systems (truck haulage versus crush and convey). Scoping Level Mine Feasibility Study

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.

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

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

MacArthur Project - Quaterra Resources Inc., Nevada, USA
Feb 2018 Prelim Economic Assment, Feb 2014 Update of client reserve model and mine planning for potential open pit re-start.

Drake Cement - Drake Cement, Arizona, USA
Develop a preliminary model of the insitu iron resource,overview of developing opent pit and underground operation,

Minera Tres Valles (MTV) Copper Project - Sprott Resource Holdings, Inc, Salamanca, Chile
Project Review/Due Diligence (Orig) Model Update and Mine Planning(More work currently)

Our Recent Projects


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  • Metates

    Chesapeake Gold Corp

    Durango, Mexico
  • Redding Quarry (Calaveras Cement)

    Lehigh Cement Company LLC

    California, USA
  • San Miguel (Pirquitas Mine)

    Silver Standard Resources, Inc.

    Jujuy, Argentina
  • Cortaderas Project

    Silver Standard Resources, Inc.

    Jujuy, Argentina
  • Boron Mine

    U.S. Borax

    California, USA
  • Marathon Project

    Stillwater Mining Co.

    Ontario, Canada
  • Cieneguita

    Pan American Goldfields Ltd.

    Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Minera Tres Valles (MTV) Copper Project

    Sprott Resource Holdings, Inc

    Salamanca, Chile
  • Sonora Lithium Project

    Bacanora Minerals Ltd.

    Sonora, Mexico
  • MacArthur Project

    Quaterra Resources Inc.

    Nevada, USA