Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

CPC’s team has the capability and expertise to assist our clients with all stages of project definition.

We are fully cognisant of, and utilise, industry standards such as the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) guidelines to generate operating and capital cost estimates that are appropriate for the level of study being undertaken.

We can assist you with the following study types:

Order of magnitude studies

Quick and inexpensive desktop studies which provide a general indication of costs when the client has little testwork and a minimal understanding of the variability of the ore body.

Scoping studies

To generate concepts and highlight areas and issues that require greater definition. Some testwork is available combined with a general understanding of the ore resource.

Pre-feasibility studies

Option trade-off studies to select the best process route to take forward. Bulk composite testwork completion to support engineering design. Ore reserve is classified as probable and ore variability is known to a large extent.

Feasibility studies

Detailed examination and cost estimation of the preferred process route. Most test work is complete. Ore reserve is classified as proven, mine schedule and ore variability is known. Estimate quality is suitable for obtaining project funding.

Generate operating and capital cost estimates appropriate for the level of study.