Mine operations

Technical & operational reviews

Analysis, decisions & benchmarks

Contract mining performance


Mine technical & operational review services

Among our Competent Persons for mine technical & operational reviews is the founding and principal partner at Tacmin (Pty) Ltd. He has practised his profession continuously since 1996 with 30 years of experience in the civil infrastructure construction and open-pit minerals industry, specialising in bringing open-pit mines to production as well as optimisation. The CP’s experience covers a broad range of disciplines in construction management, mine engineering, mine planning, scheduling, costing, as well as mining and project management. He has gained multiple years of experience in infrastructure construction, environmental management, engineering, production, enrichment, and mining contracting in platinum, gold, copper, cobalt, phosphates, coal, fluorspar, manganese, iron ore, vanadium and chrome. He is a Fellow of the AusIMM with overall responsibility for all technical due diligence, feasibility studies and project evaluations carried out by TACMIN and have 22 years of experience in those above.

Competent person

Independent peer reviews

Operational reviews

Economic viability studies

Technical consulting

Mine engineering

Mining analysis, decision & benchmark services

Currently, there are no standard procedures that would sufficiently cover all the multiple-criteria requirements along with a breakdown into the preliminary and main assessment. However, at Tacmin the entire foundation required was created, such as definitions of requirements to an assessment method, selection and accurate description of the various assessment criteria and classification of the target system for typical mining project decision-making problems. Attributed to decades of experience gained by our multi-disciplinary expertise in all aspects of mining with the aid of Mining Project Management Software has enabled us to develop a well-established decision analysis process integrated into the overall project management process, vital for improving project performance. Aforesaid process has assisted numerous mining executives and boards from junior and major listed mining companies to take informed decision for their mines in Africa. [For case studies click here]

Performance benchmark modelling

Project life-cycle modelling decision-making

Mineability & mine readiness reviews

Mine engineering execution controls

Mining project controls & progress tracking

Trade-off studies (also refer case studies)

Contract mining performance

Tacmin’s core expertise during three decades of experience gained, first as miners, mining software engineers, civil and open-pit mining contractors and then as consultants and project management solution providers to mining companies, has afforded our expertise with considerable exposure and experience in areas of mine engineering, mining equipment, contract mining and project management. We have been advising blue-chip mining companies in all aspects of contract mining since 1996. Given our experience gained as contract miners, our skill set is unique to the industry since we are one of a select few consultancy’s that understands and owns in-depth knowledge of all aspects of contract mining.

Shadow or zero profit margin bids

Procurement of contractors

Drafting of contract mining agreements

Resolving of disputes, mediation

Contractor administration & certification

Contract mining controls & mine plan conformance​​​​​​​

Project decision analysis

Budget conformance control

Equipment efficiencies