Best practice mine design

Global Mine Design Ltd (GMD) enhances mining strategies for companies worldwide. Proudly based in Cornwall, UK., our talented team comprises engineers and geoscientists who specialise in using geoscience data (e.g., geotechnical mapping, deformation measurements, quantitative seismology) with professional design and analytical software to optimise mine layouts and planning schedulesOur measured approach results in a mine plan that achieves production goals and mitigates infrastructure risk by design.

Smarter, safer mine design

Smarter, safer mine design

Keeping your infrastructure serviceable for the entire mine life requires an in-depth understanding of how ground conditions will change. Let GMD show you how to mitigate potential risks in your infrastructure designs to suit your long-term production goals.

Resource planning

Are your corporate production targets underpinned by a mine plan that displays responsible and socio-economic custodianship of your orebodies? The foundation to a market-leading mining strategy is understanding ground behaviour – how can GMD help you?

Mine sequencing & modelling

Your site engineers have created an economically viable mine plan – but is it geotechnically sustainable? Let GMD’s modelling experts mitigate potential production risks inherent in your mine plan. Our analytical skills will enhance your mining strategy.

Ground support in active mines

Even with your best judgement, do areas of your mine cause concern? GMD’s expertise in deep, high-stress and seismic mine environments will reassure your operations personnel that ground support standards are designed to enable safe working conditions – letting you get back to delivering your production targets.

Applied seismology in mine design

Do you use your site-based ground monitoring and seismic data to enhance your mining strategy? Seismology in mine design is GMD’s passion - our way is unique, safe and profitable. Let us give you a new insight into safe, responsible and economic mining.

Management audits

GMD provides a complete range of geotechnical and mine engineering consultancy services. Our involvement at site often begins with a review or audit for management assurance purposes. Please contact us for more information about the services we offer.

Our clients

Agnico Eargle - Detour Lake Mine
The Coal Authority (UK)
Newmont Goldcorp
Porgera Joint Venture
Sandfire (MATSA)

Experienced leadership

GMD provides a complete range of geotechnical and mine engineering consultancy services, and our involvement often begins with a review or audit for management assurance. Understanding the ground behaviour during production enables us to identify and address potential operational challenges within the mine plan. We use the industry-leading Deswik® suite of software to evaluate mining options, ensuring our recommended solutions are aligned with site production targets and presented in compatible data formats. We provide ongoing operational support, using our experience of high-stress and seismic mine environments to guide safe working practices.


Civil engineering

All of Global Mine Design's analytical design skills are transferable to the Civil Engineering industry. We have extensive experience working with project managers, consultants and contractors on a wider variety of surface and underground projects, Please click here for more information.

Dynamic ground conditions

Global Mine Design Ltd has proven experience managing and operating in dynamic ground conditons, gained from working at some of the deepest and highest stress mines in the world. Working under such conditions takes skill and discipline. Creating Safe Working Plans that protect personnel and assets safe is a trusted task that we take very seriously. Please click here for more details.

Rockmass response to mining

The regular occurrence of groundfalls, excavation damage around mining infrastructure, and stope overbreak issues often indicate that an orebody is not being mined to an optimised design. If left to develop without constraint, these conditions can significantly impact safety, production and the serviceability of mine infrastructure. Click here to learn how Global Mine Design Ltd produces mine plans that achieve production goals, and mitigate infrastructure risk by design.

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