Industrial Minerals & Aggregates

Supported by a significant operational experience and a large consulting network, ARETHUSE GEOLOGY intervenes at every stage of new development, for a large range of minerals (silica sand, ball-clay, kaolin, chromite, quartz, aggregates, limestone for cement, etc.) and all size of projects, from a few thousands to a few million tons of production.

  • Data compilation :
    • Country synthesis
    • Review of existing occurrences, and geological context
    • Set-up of databases and geographic information systems adapted to the industrial minerals
  • Preliminary site visits and deposits assessment
  • General prospecting and field operation
    • Geological mapping and surface sampling
    • Geological assesment
    • Preliminary topography
  • Resources and Reserves definition, 3D modeling
    • Drilling campaign and geological mapping
    • Sample preparation and assay follow-up, including QA/QC
    • Preliminary reports
    • 3D modeling based on grades definition
  • Pit design, Mine planning, rehabilitation
  • Feasibility studies, scoping studies
    • Reserve estimates with strategical mine planning
    • Process
    • Economical assessment
    • Business plan (Cash-flow, CAPEX and OPEX evaluation)