Mining and Mineral Consultancy – GCA Professional Services Group
Mining and Mineral Consultancy

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With a team of experienced technical experts, we facilitate clients’ project development from both technical and financial perspectives and provide a bridge to capital market.

We provide one-stop solution services for mineral and energy projects at different stages, including greenfield exploration, advanced exploration, project feasibility, plant development, production, mine upgrading and closure.

Our services cover a wide range of natural resources, including:

METALS

Base metals, Precious metals, Ferrous and Non-ferrous metals

ENERGY

Petroleum, Gas, Coal, CBM, Shale oil & Gas and other unconventional energy

OTHERS

Dimension stone & other non-metal minerals

FEATURED SERVICES

Technical Advisory Services

We provide a wide range of services at all stages of clients’ mineral and energy projects. Our mineral and energy valuation projects cover:

Area Explorations
Pre-development projects
Development projects
Operating mines

Our services include:

Independent Technical Review

We provide impartial professional advice to assure the highest quality of professional services and project outcomes to clients. Our geologists, mining engineers, metallurgists and other technical consultants are able to provide a full range of services.

  • Structural and geological interpretation and reporting
  • 2-D and 3-D resource modeling, classification and reporting
  • Mineral resources and ore reserves estimation
  • Mining, processing and cost assessment
  • Competent Person’s Report (CPR)
Technical Due Diligence

We offer third party assessment for potential projects, which includes potential risks identification through a wide range of due diligence services with independent and objective advices on crucial judgment issues.

  • Exploration permit and mining license verification
  • Mineral resources and ore reserves audits
  • Operational auditing
  • Potential risk identification
  • Fair and Reasonable Reports
Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies include analysis and examination of mining, geological, geotechnical, metallurgical, environmental and project permitting. They cover open pit optimisation, mine design, equipment selection, cost estimation, and production planning which forms the basis of all key project decisions and development strategies. Studies can be carried out at different levels of details including scoping studies, pre-feasibility studies and bankable feasibility studies.

Project Evaluation

We provide preliminary assessment of all key areas of a mineral or energy project. The services cover project evaluation for asset disposals, mergers and acquisitions, etc. and second opinion advice of existing studies and reports.

Technical Reporting

Technical advisory reporting is in compliance with the following professional and regulatory standards:

  • The Australasian JORC Code
  • The Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101)
  • Petroleum Resources Management System
  • Industry Guide 7 of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Chapter 18 Listing Rules of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  • Catalist Rules of the Singapore Exchange for MOG companies

Operation Consulting Services

We provide consulting services for operating mineral and energy projects to enhance long-term profitability by offering comprehensive solutions with guidance on project efficiency improvement, operational process optimisation and creation of flexible operations. Our services include:

Exploration Design Consulting

Our mineral and energy consultants possess strong operational backgrounds. We provide detailed project evaluation to ensure a smooth exploration program and enhance program’s efficiency. Typical tasks involve:

  • Guidance on the exploration program and drilling campaign
  • Exploration program budgeting
  • Assessment of step-out and infill drilling plans
Operation Management

Our experts possess strong experience in operating and maintaining mine sites. We assist clients in reviewing their operation process and addressing major issues to advise appropriate practices. We aim at maximising operational efficiency of client’s project, increasing its productivity and value. Typical tasks involve:

  • Operational audit
  • Risk management
  • Equipment and infrastructure
  • Logistic
  • Safety
  • Marketing
Environmental Consulting

We assess the environmental impacts on extraction of minerals and energy and provide recommendations on improvement of environmental challenges to add value to clients’ organisations and reduce their potential risks on projects. Typical tasks include:

  • Project environmental issues analysis
  • Preparation of environmental impact assessments
  • Provision of solutions to potential environmental hazards
  • Waste management
  • Air and water quality programs and compliance
  • Explosives and blasting
  • Application of radioactive material licenses

Others

We also provide other professional services to assist operation of clients’ organisations, including but not limited to:

  • Expert witness in international arbitration and litigation
  • Preparation of contracts and tenders
  • Provision of insurance advice from technical aspects
  • Project team formation

Project Finance

We offer integrated financial solutions for mineral and energy projects in facilitating the growth of clients’ organisations. Typical means include:

  • Joint Venture
  • Off-taking agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IPO

Professional Designations

Our team comprises technical specialists, experts and senior consultants who are the fellows or members of the following associations:

  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMMM)
  • The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) of American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
  • Australian Institute of Mineral Valuers and Appraisers (AIMVA)
  • Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)
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