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
Shaft Stability Evaluation using FLAC3D

Have questions? Contact our technical staff for answers.

Project Summaries & Publications: Underground Mining

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