Mining Engineering

Since its inception, Agapito Associates, Inc. (Agapito) has provided mining engineering services across a wide spectrum of mining methods and materials, including underground, surface, highwall, and solution mining.

Materials/minerals mining that Agapito has performed include soft- and hard-rock depositional environments:

  • Coal
  • Potash
  • Phosphate
  • Limestone
  • Oil Shale
  • Salt
  • Trona (soda ash)
  • Base Metals
  • Precious Metals
  • Industrial Minerals/Aggregates

In addition to general mine design services, Agapito has capabilities in the following areas:

  • Rock mechanics including laboratory testing
  • Mine ventilation engineering
  • Mine planning, include geologic modeling and operations, scheduling, staffing requirements
  • 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 for:
    • Longwall mining
    • Room-and-pillar mining
    • Hard rock mining , including block caving and backfilling
    • Surface and highwall mining
  • Permitting
  • Merger and acquisition due diligence, operation audits
Mountain Coal
Cross-sectional view of Trapper open pit wall
Trapper Mine
Photo of the Exxon Colony oil shale mine with dozer in front of large pillar
Colony Mine
Contour map with color overlay showing areas with increased risk of subsidence
Subsidence Risk Evaluation

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Project Summaries & Publications: Mining Engineering

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