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Mining Engineering and Optimization

Mining services

Forte Dynamics is a consultancy firm that specializes in gold, silver, and copper open pit and heap leach mining operations. Our services include advanced systems optimization, resource modeling, mine planning, mineral processing, metallurgical analysis, heap leach pad design and stacking, leaching and recovery optimization,  operational readiness, risk assessment, financial modeling, drafting services, on-site planning and construction, and a variety of other engineering disciplines. 

     Performance Solutions Include:

  • Resource and reserve modeling

  • Mine planning and scheduling

  • Integrated  process design

  • Heap leach pad, process plant, and ancillary facilities design and CQA

  • Process optimization for existing heap leach facilities HLF) and expansions


  • Trade-off studies, scenario modeling, and sensitivity analysis

  • Financial modeling integrated with heap leach pad/process models

  • Thermal, chemical balance, and site-wide water balance modeling

  • Dynamic heap leach process models:


-Metal recovery and solution inventory over time

-Variable lift height, leaching rate, flow rate, ore consolidation/density, hydraulic conductivity

-Discretized heap leach pad—grade, tonnage, lithology, recovery, PSD, moisture content, Ksat, density by block

-Hydrodynamics and kinetics


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