Field Exploration

MM&A’s geologists are experts in planning, permitting, and managing field exploration projects. The exploration phase of a reserve evaluation can be one of the most important factors in determining the areal extent of a potential reserve and in defining its quality and mining characteristics. MM&A’s experienced geologists can optimize your exploration program design by maximizing the generation of highly-reliable data while minimizing the exploration cost. The data generated by field exploration generally serve as the basis for subsequent reserve evaluations and mining assessments, so our initial recommendations can prove crucial to capping costs and defining your assets over the long term. Field exploration can supplement your existing data in order to predict mining trends, define roof and floor problem areas, and provide samples for mining permits.

MM&A staff has been involved with mineral resource and reserve evaluations throughout the U.S. and on an international basis in South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. MM&A’s experience in coal in the Appalachian region of the U.S. is unsurpassed having performed studies in the region for over 40 years. Quality services are now being delivered to the Midwestern (Illinois and Indiana) and Western (Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Montana, North Dakota, and New Mexico) coalfields and lignite fields in places like Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.