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Glossary – Mining Defined

There are thousands of technical terms, tools, processes, products, services and job descriptions that mining companies use in the course of their work. MM&A created this brief glossary to define the most commonly used words, terms and job descriptions used in our business and in the mining industry. This affords readers a chance to understand better the science of mining, the types of professionals who work in this field and the range of services MM&A offers to firms, mine owners, government agencies, bankers, investors and other parties with interest in mining operations.


Marshall Miller & Associates Environmental Reclamation Process

Environmental reclamation (also known as land restoration) is a fixture of modern and responsible mining standards and practices. Marshall Miller & Associates (MM&A) can implement land restoration operations in steps as a mining operation matures or do so all at once when mining operations cease. These steps include regrading and replanting, reestablishing and preserving water quality, and conserving soil removed from a site so it can be returned to the land. At all times, MM&A’s environmental reclamation standards remain faithful to federal and state laws and the ever-changing regulations that continue to challenge the mining industry over time. MM&A provides three primary services to guide our clients through the reclamation process.


Marshall Miller & Associates: Geotechnical Services for the Mining Industry

Geotechnical Characterization of Rock

Marshall Miller & Associates conducts geotechnical assessments in all types of rock and soil environments utilizing proven data collection and rock material characterization techniques.  MM&A’s geotechnical team completes projects for the aggregate, coal, and hardrock mining industries, for both surface and underground mining applications, in locations throughout the United States and around the World.  All geotechnical projects begin with characterization of the geologic, geotechnical, and geohydrological setting of the subject area.  MM&A’s geotechnical project team completes all aspects of geotechnical projects, from planning and implementation of the data collection activities, to completion and presentation of the results. Read more...

Operational Assessments – Optimizing Production Output from Your Mining Investments

MM&A offers a team of operational experts to assess mining operations and develop plans to increase production in safe and effective manner.  We bring more than 25 years of operations experience in the mining industry.  Our professionals have experience in surface mining, underground mining, coal mining, hard rock mining, metal mining and non-metal mining. We assess operations from the active face to the market.  Our team of experts collaborate with existing mine management to develop plans for improvement that are based upon achievable goals.  We identify areas for operational improvement, assess equipment, scheduling, staffing, mining practices, ventilation, safety, and infrastructure.  Our operational experts collaborate with our geological staff to ensure mine plans accurately honor geological conditions.


Marshall Miller & Associates’ Mining Engineers and Geologists Team Capabilities

Mining Engineering

Marshall Miller & Associates is home to a team of mining engineers and consulting specialists in an industry where expertise not only saves money and time, but also does much more to meet or exceed a client’s expectations and needs. As part of our performance process, MM&A tasks our staff of mining engineers – with extensive industry experience and many with graduate degrees from major universities – to first define the challenges you pose and then evaluate the results you hope to achieve. Once the feasibility and potential of a project is established, we deliver buildable mine design plans within a budget that stress safety, environmental concerns, cost control and optimized mine plans and production schedules.