A Smarter Approach to Mine Predictability, Performance & Profits


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Heap Leach Mining Performance

Forte Dynamics is a mining and heap leaching consulting firm that brings diverse expertise and decades of experience to your project. We are professional engineers — with special expertise in mining, processing, metallurgy and hydrodynamics — who bring appropriate levels of analysis and pragmatism to every problem. Working as part of your team, we help you analyze the crucial trade offs — technical, financial, regulatory and environmental — that lead to innovative solutions, optimal decisions and improved mining project performance.


Forte Dynamics uses a multidisciplinary approach involving fundamental engineering principles coupled with mine and heap leach industry experience to create designs, models, and recommendations that enhance the decision-making process. We have the expertise and experience to assess problems through sound fundamentals in civil, mechanical, geotechnical, and metallurgical engineering. We couple this with practical as well as theoretical understanding of metallurgy, hydrology, and hydrogeology.

Forte believes that in any mining, heap leach or environmental project, the range of possible outcomes may seem infinite — and that’s why advanced systems optimization is becoming an essential part of mining and leaching projects around the world. Our experience in simulating dynamic mining systems — hydrodynamics, kinetics, process, mechanical, thermal and financial — enables a thorough analysis of key variables in complex systems. It also lets us quantify the uncertainties, sensitivities and key parameters.

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Forte Dynamics utilizes Opencontour mine software tools to optimize open pit mine design, planning, scheduling, heap leach pad stacking, and metallurgical accounting for maximum economic return.

Forte Analytical

Forte Analytical provides unique, advanced metallurgical research, testing, and analysis to optimize process design for improved performance. We provide our clients with access to real-time data to allow for transparency with testing of their material. Teaming between Forte Analytical and Forte Dynamics allows for in-depth analysis and interpretation of results for our clients.


Forte Dynamics, Forte Opencontour, and Forte Analytical personnel bring an extensive portfolio of completed open pit mine and heap leach projects with two common threads: work that touches every part of the mine life cycle, and repeat engagements with some of the most demanding clients in the industry. Our team works as collaborators and trusted advisers, and we help our clients extract greater value from an array of challenging mining projects.

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