Tetra Tech’s mining and mineral processing support across Latin America and the Caribbean Basin covers all phases of the mine life cycle from identification to operations and closure, including full project delivery capability. We have more than 20 years of success providing mining solutions for precious, base, and ferrous metals projects, and, more recently, rare earth elements and agricultural minerals.

From project exploration support and environmental permitting through to construction and commissioning, Tetra Tech has successfully executed mining solutions at more than 100 mine sites across the region. Through our operating units located on five continents, we offer the following services to the mining industry:

Scoping and Project Feasibility Studies

  • Property assessment and due diligence
  • JORC and NI 43-101 compliant reports
  • Desktop studies, preliminary assessments and scoping,  and feasibility studies
  • Socioeconomic services
  • Conceptual, basic, and detailed engineering
  • Cost estimating
  • Ore resource and reserve audits and estimations
  • Indigenous and aboriginal community engagement (including previous consultancy process)
  • Approval, licensing, and audit documentation

Design, Construction, and Optimization of Operations

  • Water management and geochemistry
  • Environmental consulting and permitting support
  • Underground and open cut mine planning and design
  • Geotechnical design
  • Process metallurgy and plant optimization
  • Multidisciplinary engineering design for process plants and associated infrastructure
  • EPC and EPCM project delivery
  • Tailings, waste, and environmental management
  • Inspections and audits
  • Sustaining capital improvements

Decommissioning and Closure

  • Closure and lease relinquishment planning
  • Cost-effective decommissioning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Site restoration