Mine and Tailings Engineering

Terracon has decades of experience managing, engineering, and executing a broad range of resource based projects. We provide expertise in the following core areas:

  • Mine Geotechnical Engineering, from discovery to closure
  • Practical Underground and Surface Rock Mechanics and Soil Mechanics
  • Ground Control Engineering, Support Recommendations, Instrumentation
  • Extensive Geotechnical Field Investigation Experience, Worldwide
  • Safety Investigations, Inspections, Audits
  • Geo-Construction and Field Engineering Guidance, Geotechnical Training
  • Geotechnical Design and Analysis (using RS3, E3D, Phase2, Map3D, UDEC, FLAC)
  • Project Management, Budgeting, Technical Specifications, Tender Preparation & Bid Evaluation
  • Technical Writing and Reporting, Feasibility Studies, 43-101 and Regulatory Submissions, Research
  • Corporate / Executive Guidance, Mining and Geotechnical Strategy and Tactics
  • Social Contract Development, Stakeholder Engagement
  • Special Projects

We have a proven track record of enhancing safety, increasing productivity, optimizing operations, and reducing costs. We concentrate on adding value to our clients’ projects, and provide timely insight and clarity when decisions and actions are required.

Our Professionals have developed proven engineering tactics and strategies for the full-range of surface and underground mining and resource ventures. From small surface quarries to some of the world’s largest open pits, and from high-grade narrow-vein mines to massive block cave operations, we’ve been there, seen it, and done it. Our value to our clients is a direct result of this diverse experience.

We have extensive experience working at the production face, in the field operations office, and in the corporate boardroom. As a result, we bring a safety-focused, practical, solutions-oriented approach to our clients’ teams. We complement our experience with sound and thorough technical competency to deliver practical, customized, cost-effective solutions. We help assess, interpret, and draw value from our client’s resource assets.

Terracon is connected to a unique and broad network of industry-leading associates, allowing us to customize our team to suit your project requirements. Our clients always get our ‘A-team’, and our unique business approach and low overhead structure allows us to deliver exceptional cost-effective service.

We leverage our network to help guide our clients through any and all phases of the resource cycle. From asset discovery and assessment, through permitting, design, development, production and closure, we understand the context of the technical and business challenges our clients face.

Our network of associates provide expanded capacity in the following areas:

  • Exploration and Resource Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • GIS and Geomatics
  • Mine Design, Planning, Cost Estimating, Infrastructure


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