Consultancy studies & reports

Mindset provides consultancy studies and reports on all aspects associated with the investigation, design, and economic analysis of project development. The various report types undertaken are as follows:

  • Feasibility studies, including pre-feasibility, feasibility and bankable feasibility to various levels of accuracy
  • Audits that detail our inspections, reviews and recommendations
  • Benchmarking studies based on our extensive database
  • Optimisation studies for existing operations
  • Competent person reports (geological and mining) that are signed-off by our professionally registered geologists and mining engineers
  • Due diligence reports
  • Mining works programmes, mining right applications and prospecting right applications
  • Evaluation reports
  • Scoping studies

Mindset’s mining-related services include:

  • Geological exploration management, including on-site management, sample logging and preparation and quality analysis
  • Geological modelling and resource estimation
  • Mine planning and reserve estimation
  • Mine design in opencast, bord and pillar mining, pillar extraction and longwall mining
  • Mine development
  • Ventilation design
  • Engineering design, including materials handling, equipment selection and maintenance
  • Project management and project implementation
  • SHEC management
  • Mine management and owner’s representation
  • Capital and operating cost estimation

Mindset’s mining consultancy services are customised to suit our clients’ needs. We can incorporate any of the following considerations:

  • Operational structures
  • Management systems
  • SHEC management
  • Auditing
  • Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Engineering management
  • Maintenance planning
  • Time studies
  • Identifying problem areas
  • Production improvement plans
  • Guidance for improvements
  • Equipment utilisation
  • Operator training
  • Safety
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Health & safety
  • Operational
  • Equipment selection
  • Engineering
  • Prospecting
  • Cost control
  • Budget preparation
  • Labour planning
  • Materials specifications
  • Power & water consumption
  • Operating costs
  • Capital costs
  • Installation standards
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Repair procedures
  • Artisan training
  • Conveyor installations
  • Dewatering installations
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  • Good housekeeping
  • Health & safety
  • Mining operational
  • Engineering
  • Conveyor systems
  • Transporting systems
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  • Methods
  • Mine layouts
  • Mining systems
  • Panel development
  • Production scheduling
  • Production capacities
  • Machine capabilities
  • Ventilation planning

Mindset’s associate & specialised services include:

  • Exploration drilling services
  • Geological and metallurgical analysis
  • Mining geotechnical studies
  • Ventilation layouts and designs
  • Mine and land surveying
  • Metallurgical studies and analysis
  • Coal handling and process plant audits
  • Environmental studies and compliance audits
  • Civil engineering layouts and designs
  • Materials handling systems and designs
  • Mechanical engineering design drawings
  • Electrical engineering designs and audits
  • Occupational health and safety consultation
  • Project management services
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