EIS & Feasibility Studies
We analyze critical site-specific and regional data to assess the feasibility and impacts of mining projects.
M&A provides critical field testing, monitoring, and modeling support to clients who want to develop new mining operations or expand existing ones. We understand that managers and investors require solid data to assess the feasibility and costs of development. Our decades of experience in mining hydrogeology prove their value when critical decisions need to be made — especially when decisions must be based on the results of detailed field investigations and analysis. When an EIS is required, M&A becomes a key player on the team, developing data and analyses that not only document existing conditions but also project impacts to water resources and the environment.
|Characterize||Drill and test to characterize complex hydrogeologic and water quality conditions|
|Prepare resource estimates under Canadian NI 43-101 guidelines for lithium and potassium brines|
|Design tests and analyze hydraulic data to estimate aquifer parameters required for modeling|
|Deploy rugged field instrumentation to monitor critical hydraulic, hydrochemical, and atmospheric parameters|
|Model||Project pumping requirements to design water supply and pit dewatering systems|
|Project potential impacts to local and regional water resources from planned mining operations|
|Assess the cumulative impacts of existing and planned projects|
|Use GIS and modeling tools to create two- and three-dimensional animations that show how conditions change over time and space|
|Use GIS to generate three-dimensional block models|
|Comply||Prepare the water-resource sections of EIS submittals in accordance with regulatory protocols|
|Obtain Aquifer Protection Permits (APPs) for planned process water discharges|