PEC Consulting offers the expertise of its world-class consultants to evaluate the feasibility of projects in the mining industry. We start with a conceptual study by analyzing the resources and process using our unique knowledge to conceptualize the project and preparing realistic capital and operations costs in order to generate project economic evaluations investors can depend on with high levels of confidence. The project may advance to a comprehensive, bankable feasibility study which delivers a more in-depth evaluation and financial viability of the project.
Metal Ore Mining
PEC Consulting provides the services needed to determine the viability of new mining projects. We offer our services to the metal industries as gold, lead, copper, silver, zinc and heavy sands mining, including:
- Analysis of reserves, exploration and minerals testing.
- Technical feasibility, energy efficiency, and environmental studies.
- Maintenance and process audits for the optimization of mining operations.
- Mine planning and design.
- Implementation of safety plans and procedure.
- Operational improvement and management consulting.
- Economic, market, and financial studies.
PEC Consulting offers extensive experience to your metallurgical processes and operations. Our team consists of industrial metallurgical experts who are highly qualified and capable to investigate and find solutions to improve your existing operations. We will provide an independent assessment of our findings and recommendations in a thorough and clear report.
We have considerable knowledge in extractive metallurgy. Our workforce has many years of experience in the physical and chemical processes for the separation and concentration of raw materials and have provided engineering to cover all aspects of this operation from crushing and grinding the ore to concentrating, smelting, casting, and refining processes.
We have demonstrated leadership when providing material characterization studies for the extraction of metal ores. Minerals deposits are analyzed using state-of-the art microscopy technologies and computer software to identify and determine ore deposits for metals manufacturing.
We have been active participants in projects that involved areas of hydro-metallurgical and pyro-metallurgical treatment of various types of ores for the benefaction and recovery of copper, gold, silver, platinum, zinc, lead manganese, uranium, vanadium, zirconium, molybdenum, nickel and the rare earths.
Our experts in the field of lead processing have in-depth knowledge in lead production, smelting of lead materials, refining, and material design. Our services have been provided with an understanding of the environmental impact when establishing processing parameters. We have participated in environmental improvement projects, major plant expansions and modifications, including smelters, ductwork, barge unloading facilities and truck loading stations.
Mineral Exploration: Prospectivity
The first step in exploring for any mineral resource is to determine the area where the exploration will take place. The selection of the best area will increase the probability of finding a deposit. Mineral prospectivity is a predictive tool used in choosing the location for the exploration efforts.
Economic Evaluation of Projects
The most common way to assess the economics of a project is the discounted net present value (NPV) of cash flows. Before budgeting a new project, a company must assess the overall level of project risk relative to normal business operations. Higher-risk projects require a larger discount rate than the company’s historical weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and vice-versa for lower risk investments.
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