We’re listening. . .at coffee in London or at an industry meeting in Vienna. As a global mining expert, we’re always gathering valuable information and gaining insights to help our clients.

A world-renowned integrated technology solutions provider with state-of-the-art laboratories, RESPEC’s distinguished team of engineers, scientists, and IT experts works with international clientele to perform reserve analyses and mine design.  Using database validation, geostatistical analysis, block modeling, section plotting, and interactive geological modeling, our culturally attuned professionals are adept at reserve estimation and appraisal.

Founded in 1969, RESPEC has a long history of developing block models to help clients accurately estimate the tonnage and grade of their geological deposits.  We conduct multiple reserve evaluations for surface and underground mining operations. Whether our team is block modeling the overburden geochemistry for identifying toxic strata in a surface coal mine or the limestone chemistry needed to optimize cement plant feed for surface and underground limestone mines, RESPEC’s team facilitates client decision making with clear data that is easy to understand. RESPEC is also experienced in large-scale, coal-reserve modeling assignments, including a 200,000-acre resource review in Tennessee and a 32,000-acre landholding evaluation in West Virginia.

  • RESPEC CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

    • Block Modeling of Overburden Geochemistry
    • Block Modeling of Detailed Limestone
    • Coal-Reserve Modeling Assignments

Mineral Resource/Reserve Estimation/Appraisal projects

Learn more about related projects where RESPEC has proven our expertise in this area.

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Buffalo Coal Litigation

Evaluating the reclamation liabilities of Buffalo Coal Company and its future mining operations during bankruptcy proceedings.
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Cadre Resources – Venezuela

Evaluating an alluvial deposit to determine the economic potential for recovering gold, diamonds and titanium from the Rosita Concession on the Lower Caroni River.
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Cemex Black Mountain Quarry

Preparing a geologic block model using Gemcon-Surpac software, pit plan, and detailed mine plan.
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Cemex Limestone Quarry

Evaluating the feasibility of changing the extraction method from surface to underground mining at a limestone quarry.
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Clanton Classic Stone

Providing business and engineering services to Clanton Classic Stone that aided in its development of an economically successful marble quarry in northwest Alabama.
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Crater of Diamonds

Preparing a Request for Proposal for a feasibility study to solicit interest from mining companies to participate in mining of reserve construction management services.
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Due  Diligence for Mining Merger

Performing due diligence for the potential purchase of divested assets related to a merger of mining companies.
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Hilltop Dayton Property Evaluation

Developing a resource evaluation and mine plan for three sand-and-gravel operations.
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Lappeenranta Finnsementti Resource Review

Evaluating ways to increase limestone supply from the Nordkalk Quarry to match demand at the recently expanded Finnsementti cement factory.
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Parainen Finnsementti Resource Review

Assisting CRH in its review of the Nordkalk Quarry operations to improve long-term future planning.
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Quarry Valuation for Hilltop Stone

Assisting Hilltop Stone in the due-diligence effort associated with evaluating a limestone mine acquisition in Pendleton County, Kentucky.
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Quarry Valuation for Sterling Materials

Developing a detailed valuation of a Greenfield limestone mine.
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Sylacauga Marble Quarry

Evaluating and reviewing the performance of a stone quarry while offering advice and mine planning services.
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Underground Mine Development and Blast Study

Providing daily engineering and assistance to the development of a 1.3-million-ton-per-year underground limestone mine in northeastern Missouri.
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Unsuitable Environmental Impact Statement

Preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for a Lands Unsuitable Petition in Tennessee.
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Western Aggregates

Conducting a distribution analysis to define reserves that could be obtained from surface mining and projecting aggregate blend to determine the value of the goldfields.
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OUR EXPERTS

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Peter Christensen
Principal Consultant

Peter.Christensen@respec.com

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Lola Piche, P. Geo
Manager, Technical Services

Lola.Piche@respec.com