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Mining Geotechnics

As mines access deeper and more complex reserves, a detailed understanding of the ground conditions is critical to developing safe and optimal mines. Cartledge Mining and Geotechnics (CMG) provide geotechnical solutions for the mining life-cycle from advisory services through to mining operations support and infrastructure solutions. Our network of mining professionals provide a flexible option to delivering whole-of-project strategic planning through to mine closure for bulk commodities, precious and base metals, and REE’s. We work with our clients to ensure they understand and manage geotechnical risk.

Advisory Services

CMG provides a complete lifecycle advisory services to ensure clients obtain desired project outcomes. CMG’s network of technical specialists are highly respected within the industry and have worked on world-class projects around the globe. Our services include:

  • Strategic mine planning
  • Input to project cost and risk assessment
  • Third party review
  • Technical due diligence
  • Peer review
  • Financial evaluation
  • Development of ground models and rockmass characterisation
  • Geological structure interpretation


From concept development through to bankable feasibility studies, CMG has the experience to provide appropriate level of detail solutions that satisfy our client’s requirements. CMG’s network of mining professionals are highly experienced in providing innovative solutions for multiple mining methods for our client’s projects. Our services include:

  • Mine infrastructure and linear project studies
  • Selective versus bulk mining methods for hard rock environments
  • Single seam and multi-seam mining methods for open cut and underground coal mining
Geotechnical Site Investigation and Ground Monitoring

CMG is experienced in the design, implementation and interpretation of surface and subsurface geotechnical investigations and ground monitoring. Our network is experienced in shallow investigations for mine infrastructure through to deep open cut and underground greenfield and brownfield projects. Our services include:

  • Scheduling and interpretation of laboratory test data
  • Geological, geotechnical and geomorphological mapping
  • Design of ground monitoring instrumentation for pre-emptive and hazard management
  • Innovation and optimisation studies
  • Groundwater


With a focus on maintaining close relationships with mining operations, our team ensure that our clients receive prompt, practical and cost effective solutions to support safe and efficient operations. Our services include:

  • Emergency response and regular advice services
  • Geotechnical hazard identification and awareness
  • Development and review of GCMP’s, PHMP’s and TARP’s

Mine Closure

CMG work’s with our clients to reduce remediation costs and develop innovative, stable long term geotechnical solutions that meet regulatory requirements.

For additional information on any of the above or to discuss our capability in more detail, please contact:

Tim Cartledge
Lead Consultant – CPEng RPEQ
0407 503 474