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coal mining Pre-Feasibility Study

confidential client, Mongolia

Completed a detailed mine plan and economic model based on the developed geologic model. The analysis included creating an overall strip ratio contour map, equipment feet selection, ore/waste sequencing including in-pit backfill, capital expenditure estimation by year, and cash flow analysis.

new mexico coal

bhpbilliton, new mexico

Operations management, mine and reclamation design, short term and long term planning, ore sequencing/blending, annual budgeting. Also participated in Six Sigma operational excellence projects.

due diligence for purchase of several coal mine properties

confidential client, alabama

Audit of several operating and permit-pending coal mine properties for prospective purchase by a foreign steel producer.

coal reserve calculation

amsha, mexico

Completed the reserve estimations for several underground mine properties held by AMSHA for mining using longwall mining methods.

coal lease valuation

montana department of natural resources, montana

Completed a valuation of the Otter Creek coal tracts through both the income and comparable sales approaches which resulted in Arch Coal as the successful bidder for the coal tract.

Sarshatali open cast mine

international coal mining limited, india

Providing on-site mine planning and training for the mine planning department at the Sarshatali Open Cast Mine. Mine planning including both long-range 5-year planning as well as detailed monthly and weekly planning by coal bench. Additional tasks included an audit of mine operations including loading and hauling practices, blasting practices, and mine dewatering to improve overall productivity as well as an updated reserve estimation due to the influences of an active coal fire.

mine planning/cost analysis

montana/south dakota

Completed several variations of mine plans to compare costs. Cost analysis included project startup capital, equipment selection, sustaining capital, operating costs and closure costs. In addition, completed earthworks calculations and associated costs to determine the reclamation bond.

groundwater model

powder river coal company, wyoming

Created a fully integrated conceptual and numerical groundwater model to predict the hydrogeologic impact of surface mining on regional aquifers. The model was submitted to the Wyoming Department of Land Quality to meet environmental regulations and was also used to determine the mine’s impacts to local water rights.

reserve audit

westmoreland coal company, colorado

Completed a reserve audit of their 5 operating coal mines for their 2010 10K reserve statement in addition to a mine valuation for one of their properties.

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