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RESPEC Welcomes Mine Development Associates, Inc. and TerraSource Software

A Global Force in Mining, Metals, and Minerals

Rapid City, SD — RESPEC, a world-renowned expert in geoscience, engineering, and technology, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mine Development Associates, Inc. (MDA), and TerraSource Software, both Nevada-based companies.

For over 30 years, MDA has served the mining community with geological expertise and engineering services. Complementing RESPEC’s leadership as an integrated solutions partner for mining, minerals, and energy, MDA has a proven track record of advising clients on mining projects in every stage of exploration, development, and production. Their specialized capabilities include resource modeling, competent persons reports, optimizing mine designs, and planning production schedules. MDA’s Registered Professional Geologists and Professional Mining Engineers have extensive experience in metals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tungsten, platinum, and palladium, as well as in industrial minerals.

TerraSource has been providing sales, training and technical support for several exploration- and mining-related software programs, including Surpac, MineSched, Whittle, and ArcGIS, since 1996. In addition, TerraSource has developed GeoSequel®, a drill-hole and sample data management application for exploration and mining.

RESPEC’s team is also thrilled to welcome MDA’s key management including Steve Ristorcelli, Paul Tietz, Michael Gustin, and Tom Dyer to lead MDA operations for RESPEC. The RESPEC/MDA team combines over 120 years of combined experience and expertise in serving the mining community in the metals and industrial minerals markets. “The combined team brings together two organizations with unsurpassed experience and commitment to excellence in the geology and mining of metals and industrial minerals,” commented John Morgan, Senior Vice President of RESPEC. “We are excited about the RESPEC/MDA expanded service offerings to our mining clients and look forward to even more opportunities around the world.”

The RESPEC/MDA team is proud of its uniquely specialized team of distinguished professionals that helps mining and mineral clients maximize project returns while respecting the economic, social, and environmental well-being of a community. Please welcome the professionals from MDA to the RESPEC family.

To learn more about MDA, please visit: www.mda.com