Mining

Development of mining projects requires a balance between practical, cost efficient solutions and use of the technically most advanced technologies and software packages.  

The wealth of our teams’ experience around the globe combined with the use of state-of-art methods, allows SOFRECO to provide our Clients with trustworthy information, advice and reports.  

SOFRECO’s expertise in mining includes: 

  • Mine engineering 
  • Mine planning and optimization 
  • Mine economics 
  • Ore reserve estimates 
  • Mine operational support 

Our services

Our projects

PHOS-3 complementary works
PHOS-3 complementary works Client : MA’ADEN

PHOS-3 project includes an open-pit mine with estimated 11Mt of ore per year. SOFRECO contracted and managed trial mining in the PHOS-3 phosphate deposit. The works included grade control design and assessment, design and assessment of blasting (and fragmentation), measurement of a set of mining parameters (dilution, losses, physical properties)

Feasibility study pre-works for Umm Wu’al project
Feasibility study pre-works for Umm Wu’al project Client : MA’ADEN

The objective was to complete a comprehensive Pre-feasibility study report to a standard acceptable to further proceed to the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS).  

SOFRECO provided a whole range of services in geology, mining and mineral processing to allow for the assessment of the project. Our contribution included substantial field works: coring, trial mining, geotechnics, mineral processing. 

Life of mine update
Life of mine update Client : Vale

The objective of this work was to define the best cut-off grade strategy and optimal pit limit for the Goro project (New Caledonia). Vale New Caledonia is an ore mining company (limonite and saprolite) producing nickel and cobalt. The work included the update of the mine design criteria, pit optimisation and scenario analysis, mine design and mine production schedule and infrastructure design.

Mine assessment and mining plan
Mine assessment and mining plan Client : Misr Phosphate 

The Project’s objective is to produce the JORC compliant Mineral resource and Ore reserve estimates for the El Zayat Concession. To do so, the team will design and supervise the set of exploration works required for classification of Mineral Resources as measured. The Ore Reserve estimate will be based on the mine plan and underlying mining study.