Enhanced mining strategies

Established 2013. Proudly based in Cornwall, UK

Global Mine Design Ltd (GMD) is a team of talented 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
Newmont Goldcorp
Porgera Joint Venture

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.


South Crofty visit

GMD personnel take part in an insightful visit to the historic South Crofty mine site during the 2022 Cornish Mining Conference.

Cornish Mining Conference

Global Mine Design is lending our support to the third Cornish Mining Conference, being held at the majestic Falmouth Hotel on Thursday 29th September, organised by Cornish Lithium and ABMEC.

Geotechnical analysis at the [Second] prettiest mine site...

GMD makes an important discovery on site at Sctoland's first producing gold mine!

The need for responsibly sourced coal for non-energy industry

There is a robust argument for the UK to retain some coal production that does not detract from the need to transfer mainstream energy production to renewable resources.

Strategic Mine Planning training

Our friends at Sandfire MATSA recently attended GMD’s training course on strategic mine planning and advanced Deswik solutions. Contact us if you would like to discuss similar training for your operation.

Virtual Reality in Mining

GMD personnel went on a tour of Exeter University’s Immersive Business Suite and investigated the use of Virtual Reality in mine design.

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Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9TA, UK.



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Global Mine Design is a Limited Company registered in England and Wales
Company number 08665416
VAT registration number: 237 227 315

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