|Micon International Limited is a consultancy providing independent technical advice to mining companies, providers of capital, law firms and government agencies. For 30 years, the principles of Integrity, Competence and Independence have guided the firm, assuring all our clients the highest level of service.
Staffed by consultants with extensive international experience in exploration, mining and processing operations, Micon is well qualified to carry out consulting assignments in geology, mining engineering, metallurgy, mineral processing, environmental management, market analysis and mineral economics. Results can be provided as NI 43-101 Technical Reports, Competent Person’s Reports or other report styles as appropriate.
Micon can assist at any stage of mineral property development from exploration to production. Micon provides assessments of geological potential, mineral resource/reserves estimates, mineral reserve reconciliations, preliminary economic assessments, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, as well as due diligence reviews of mines and mineral properties during financing or M&A, project monitoring as independent engineers, project economic analysis, property valuations and litigation support.
Mineral resources and reserves are the foundation of all mineral and mining projects. Micon geologists and engineers are experienced in estimating resources from exploration data and conducting the economic evaluation of such resources to determine reserves, as well as providing an independent assessment or audit of resources/reserve estimates prepared by others, for base, precious and ferrous metal deposits and for industrial and specialty minerals. Micon’s Qualified Persons are fully conversant with the reporting codes used internationally (CIM Definitions, JORC Code, SEC and other jurisdictions). Micon utilizes Leapfrog, CAE Studio 3™ (Datamine) and GEOVIA Surpac™, Whittle and other technical software for geological modelling and mineral resource estimation for both open pit and underground projects.
Economic analysis and/or valuation of mineral properties/mining companies are needed for the independent determination of fair market value and in all levels of feasibility studies. Micon provides a full range of expertise to review mining projects including geologists, mine engineers, metallurgists, mineral economic specialists, and environmental and social scientists. Micon’s associates include specialists in various disciplines depending on the complexities of the infrastructure of the project.
Micon has undertaken the preparation and management of project economic studies, from early-stage scoping studies and preliminary assessments to full feasibility studies. Management services are also provided to companies preparing in-house studies for underground and open pit mines and for precious and base metals, coal, uranium, and industrial minerals. Micon completes economic assessments, including sensitivity analyses to metal prices, capital and operating costs and works with clients during the economic studies to identify areas that can be optimized.
Micon is well qualified to provide Independent Engineer and due diligence services on behalf of banks and funding institutions. This includes review of credit agreements, completion test criteria, and monitoring of project construction and development.
Micon also has particular experience in providing expert advice in legal cases that have involved metals, industrial minerals, coal, and uranium. Services provided include Technical Litigation Assistance, Economic and Market Analysis, Advice on Industry Practice, and Expert Witness, etc.
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