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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
2015 Through 2012

Recent Base Metals Mine Consulting Projects:


2015 Open-pit Project
Copper, Gold, and Silver

PTFI Mines - Freeport McMoRan Inc. , Papua, Indonesia
Reserve and Resource Verification, Model to Mine to Mill Reconcilliation, Mine Plan Support

Pinto Valley - Capstone Mining Corp. , Arizona, USA
Mine Extension Feasibility Study, Strategic Mine Planning, Cost Estimation

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
Evaluation of Strategic Alternative Plans, Production Schedules for Varying Mining Rates, Mine Feasibility Study, Mine CAPEX and OPEX

Gediktepe - Polimetal Madencilik, Balikesir, Turkey
Development of Resource and Reserves, Mine Strategic Planning, Equipment and Capital Costs for a Preliminary Feasibility Study

Sierrita Mine - Freeport McMoRan Inc. , Arizona, USA
Resource and Reserve Verifications, Review of Long Term Mining Plans

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

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
Mine Planning Alternatives, Mine Operating and Capital Cost Estimation

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

Chillito Project - Asarco LLC, Arizona, USA
Open Pit Resources, Mine Planning

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

King-King - Russell Mining & Minerals, Mindanao, Philippines
Development of Resource and Reserves, Mine Strategic Planning, Equipment and Capital Costs for a 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.

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

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

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

Discovery Hill - Vale Inco Limited, Labrador, Canada
Cost Estimation for Equipment Alternatives

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

NorthMet - PolyMet Mining Corp. , Minnesota, USA
Mine Planning. IMC developed various alternative mine plans for expansion of the pit

Our Recent Projects


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  • Marlin Mine

    Goldcorp, Inc.

    San Marcos, Guatemala
  • Las Chancas

    Southern Peru Copper Corp.

    Apurimac, Peru
  • Copper Flat

    THEMAC Resources

    New Mexico, USA
  • Metates

    Chesapeake Gold Corp

    Durango, Mexico
  • La Preciosa

    Coeur Mining, Inc.

    Durango, Mexico
  • Gediktepe

    Polimetal Madencilik

    Balikesir, Turkey
  • Marathon Project

    Stillwater Mining Co.

    Ontario, Canada
  • Marigold

    Silver Standard Resources, Inc.

    Nevada, USA
  • Aği Daği-Kirazli

    Alamos Gold Inc.

    Canakkale, Turkey
  • Altar Project

    Stillwater Mining Co.

    San Juan, Argentina