Met-Chem - Pre-Feasibility Studies

By: Met-chem  09-12-2011
Keywords: Mineral Resources, Mine Planning, Engineering Studies

Met-Chem works very closely with the Client's team to prepare Pre-feasibility Studies. The Pre-feasibility Study is an intermediate step in the engineering studies required to evaluate a mining or beneficiation project. It is usually based on some engineering basis (quotations for major components obtained from generally one supplier) and the level of accuracy is approximately
+/-20% to 25%.

The objective of a Pre-feasibility study is to establish the relevance of investing in the preparation of a Feasibility Study. The following components must be addressed:

  • Mineral resources and mineral reserves;
  • Mining method and beneficiation process;
  • Mining and milling rates;
  • Mine planning and mine life;
  • Environmental issues and permitting requirements;
  • Preliminary market study;
  • Capital costs estimate;
  • Operating costs estimate;
  • Financial and sensitivity analysis;

Keywords: Costs Estimate, Engineering Studies, Mine Planning, Mineral Resources, Mining And Milling, Mining Method, Sensitivity Analysis,

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