UNDERGROUND MINING

Mine Design & Scheduling:

All underground mine designs and schedules are completed using three-dimensional mine planning packages such as Mine2-4D, Datamine’s Studio, Mineable Resource Optimization (MRO), Production Scheduler and CADSMine. We are able to create trade off designs and update designs and schedules more accurately, incorporating all necessary mining and engineering practicalities.

Resource Optimization:

ABGM optimize underground mineable resources prior to completing full three-dimensional designs. Based on mining parameters and targets, we are able to provide mines with sensitivity analyses and pre-designed economic mining envelopes together with their sequence that will ensure the highest economic value. (All our work is clearly documented and in full three-dimensional formats.)

Resource to Reserve:

Resource to Reserve conversions forms a vital part of a mine’s Feasibility statement. We have the technical skills and experience in Resource to Reserve conversions.

Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies:

We undertake Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for extensions of existing underground operations and for the evaluation of newly proposed underground mines. We provide the technical and project management skills to service the required scopes of these projects.

Trade off studies:

The requirements for any successful pre-feasibility study (if not carried out prior to the study) include the evaluation of various mining methods in order to determine the most practical, achievable and profitable option. We have the experience and capability to provide both small and large mine property trade off studies.

Geotechnical Design & Modelling:

Our consultants create full three-dimensional geotechnical block models. These models allow mines to optimize extraction evaluations, underground pillar and support designs, and optimizations of fragmentation for both underground and open pit operations. Furthermore, these geotechnical models facilitate the account of geotechnical structures within three-dimensional mine designs.

Process Modelling:

Operational process and mineral resource management (MRM) process modelling using IDEFO Techniques is a service offered by our consultancy. Our process models assist in integration of technical MRM departments and systems.

MRM Technical Systems Implementation:

Our consultants assist in process definition and skills development programs required in the implementation of technical mine planning systems.

CONTACT DETAILS

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 

SOUTH AFRICA OFFICE:

West End Office Park

Building C

3rd Floor

246 Hall Street 

Die Hoewes Ext 286

Centurion 

Gauteng, South Africa

AB Global Mining

CONTACT DETAILS: 

SOUTH AFRICA OFFICE: 

Tel: +27 12 644 1199/81

Fax: +27 12 644 1185

Email: info@abglobalmining.co.za

MINING CONSULTANTS: 

dev@abglobalmining.co.za

ettienne@abglobalmining.co.za