Underground Mining

Agapito Associates, Inc. (AAI) has many years of experience in providing underground mining engineering services across the entire spectrum of mining methods in soft- and hard-rock-depositional environments.

Our experience includes underground mining engineering applications in:

  • Hard- and soft-rock mining
  • Longwall mining
  • Room-and-pillar mining
  • Block caving and backfilling
  • Sub-level caving
  • Stoping systems
  • Shaft design

Our capabilities

  • Design and evaluation of mining systems
  • Design and evaluation of ground support
  • Design of access slopes and shafts
  • Resource recovery optimization
  • Mine Planning including geologic modeling and operations scheduling
  • Design and evaluation of ventilation systems
  • Detailed mine design, including geotechnical analysis and infrastructure requirements, capital and operating costs
  • Ground control and subsidence engineering
  • Blasting engineering
  • Exploration programs and resource/reserve evaluations
  • Geotechnical instrumentation installation
  • Mining methods and equipment specification
  • Merger and acquisition due diligence, operation audits
Underground Overcoring
Underground Overcoring
Shaft Stability Evaluation using FLAC3D
Shaft Stability Evaluation using FLAC3D
Have questions? Contact our technical staff for answers.
Project Summaries & Publications: Underground Mining