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Underground Mine Design, Planning & Engineering

Maximise your ore reserve value; use our operating expertise to customise your mining plan

Evaluating the real economic potential of low-grade massive deposits is challenging, especially early in the development of underground mines. Our holistic approach, encompassing all disciplines and backed by extensive global knowledge and operational experience, mitigates risks and promotes sound decision making.

SRK specialists have worked with the vast majority of the world’s underground mining and caving projects.  Facing the full spectrum of underground challenges has given us a unique understanding of different deposit types and how best to mine them and gives you confidence in the soundness of our technical advice.

Whether optimising an existing operation or deciding how to extract a new deposit, SRK can help to ensure that appropriate solutions are understood and implemented.

Our key services are:

Corporate services

  • Due diligence
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Competent and Qualified Person’s reports
  • Valuations
  • Strategic planning

Mine studies

  • Conceptual and feasibility studies
  • Cut-off grade optimisation
  • Mining method and equipment selection
  • Mine access trade-off studies
  • Material handling trade-off studies
  • Capital and operating costs estimation
  • Mine economic cost modelling
  • Ore Reserve reporting


  • Mine planning, design and scheduling
  • Drill and blast design
  • Extraction sequence optimisation
  • Assessment of mine stability and ground control
  • Operational troubleshooting and improvement


  • Fragmentation analysis
  • Cavability assessment
  • Subsidence analysis
  • Draw control
  • Mine design and scheduling
  • Independent reviews


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