Mine Development Associates provides geologic and engineering services to the mining industry.  Our expertise lies in advising clients about their mining projects, at any stage of exploration, development, production, or closure.  MDA’s experience ranges from grass roots exploration to daily mine operations and includes every step of a project’s development.  Our goal is to provide clients with the best data and analysis of their project, allowing them to make more informed decisions regarding their project.  This can entail advising about sample handling procedures, developing resource models, or optimizing mine design and planning production schedules.  The end product allows for better utilization of resources and increased efficiencies.

Who we are

Our Registered Professional Geologists and Registered Mining Engineers are mineral industry professionals with many years working experience in exploration and operations. We’ve worked in gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tungsten, bismuth, platinum, palladium, uranium, and many industrial minerals. We have associations with other professionals such as Metallurgical Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Geostatistical Specialists, Geohydrological Experts, and Geographic Information Systems Experts, with whom we work on a regular basis to provide seamless, complete services to our clients.

How we work

Mine Development’s office is equipped with today’s technology.  We use industry-standard mining software (Surpac, MineSight, , Whittle, MineSched scheduling software), other specialized software (ArcInfo Geographic Information Systems, GeoSequel geologic data management), and some we’ve developed ourselves (production optimization, drill hole contamination detection software) to optimize and facilitate our work and to help our clients visualize and better understand their projects.  Our work is pragmatic, practical and explicit deliberately avoiding implicit computer modeling.  We value our personal communications with our clients and encourage client involvement, so that our work is well understood and incorporates our client’s knowledge of the project.