Optiro provides independent advice, consulting and training to mining and exploration companies, their advisors and investors.
Drawing on extensive geological, mining engineering, metallurgical and financial expertise, Optiro provides technical expertise and commercial advice to assist clients throughout the mining cycle. Our team are among the most experienced consultants in the industry.
Our core services:
Our expertise includes: implementing best practice in sampling and QAQC; implementing geological data acquisition processes and standards; database management and auditing; mineral resource modelling - 3D geology and structural interpretation and modelling, geostatistical resource estimation including non-linear modelling, simulation and synergistic risk assessment; grade control and reconciliation system analysis and design; study support from conceptual through to feasibility levels; technical auditing and review against best practice; reporting and compliance review for the Codes; technical training and mentoring; competent / qualified / independent persons reporting / evaluations; compliant public reporting and sign-offs for all major codes.
We specialise in the management and compilation of mining feasibility studies - scoping / preliminary, pre-feasibility, definitive and bankable standards. We design and schedule mines, optimise operating mines, estimate ore reserves, and set and evaluate mining strategy.
Optiro has developed an internationally recognised system for the audit and evaluation of Ore Reserve estimates and the assessment of compliance to JORC, SOX and other international standards.
Reviews designed to improve sustainable financial outcomes for mining projects.
Probabilistic life of asset risk modelling of mining projects to minimise risk in investment decisions, match investor risk appetite and mitigate ongoing operational risks. Our consultants use leading edge tools for quantifying and qualifying risk, and numerically integrate these into a holistic project risk profile.
We specialise in compliance audits, benchmarking reviews, QAQA and reconciliation system audits, operating and capital cost reviews and quality enhancement reviews.
We have developed an innovative format for audits which provides: a quantitative ranking against world’s best practice in over twenty key areas; a four-hundred point checklist for assessing compliance and operational performance; areas for improvement ranked according to the level of rectification required; and a comprehensive and yet compact summary document.
Professional development training courses presented as Public courses, live interactive On-line courses and tailored On-Site training. Our courses take you step-by-step through the technical processes - using real-life data sets - to ensure you gain the practical experience you need to immediately put what you have learned into practice.
Mining project valuation services, from exploration through to mining operations. We offer compliance reporting according to the main Reporting Code guidelines, valuation opinions for internal purposes, Independent Geologists and Engineer's Reports, Competent Person's Reports, and Expert and Specialist Reports
Capital strategy and support for capital raising and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions – asset identification, review and due diligence
Business planning, financial and technical guidance
Tailored model construction, maintenance and audit services for feasibility studies, project analysis, debt and financing transactions
OREpack™ is a software package that helps geologists create resource estimates with greater accuracy and consistency, more efficiently and simply, and with improved transparency and auditability. OREpack includes tools which help you optimise kriging parameters, manage the multitude of estimation parameters for multiple elements in multiple domains for resource and grade control models, create accurate global and local estimates of recoverable resources at SMU scale from sparse drilling data, optimise drill pattern spacing, and validate block models.
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At Optiro, our expertise and fresh thinking ensures strong sustainable relationships with our clients.
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Impact Minerals announcement a major drilling programme at their Commonwealth Project in NSW.View more on Impact Minerals - drilling commences at Commonwealth in NSW
Bulletin Resources Ltd - Open Pit Mining Reserves for Nicolsons Gold Project
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Optiro software points to the future - article by Richard Roberts in Mining Journal
Excerpt from Mining Journal article:View more on Optiro software points to the future - article by Richard Roberts in Mining Journal
New Directions in Geology Modelling and Orebody Evaluation - Ian Glacken's article in Mining Magazine
Ian Glacken - Optiro's Director of Geology - had his article New Directions in Geology Modelling and Orebody Evaluation published in Mining Magazine.View more on New Directions in Geology Modelling and Orebody Evaluation - Ian Glacken's article in Mining Magazine