Derisk is a results-focused independent consulting company providing advice and services to exploration, mining, advisory, corporate finance, private equity, legal, regulatory, and industry organisations.

Our services encompass the full mining value chain from exploration, assessment and feasibility, planning, construction, production, to closure and rehabilitation.  Whether you need high-level strategic thinking and advice or detailed tactical services, Derisk can deliver.

Our staff and associates have extensive international minerals industry experience across a wide range of commodities, including bauxite/high purity alumina, coal, copper, copper-gold, gold, heavy minerals, industrial minerals, iron ore, kaolin, lead, lithium, marble, mineral sands, nickel, phosphate, polymetallics, rare earth elements, semi-precious gemstones, silica/high purity silica, silver, tantalum, tin, tungsten, vanadium, and zinc.

Due Diligence, Reviews and Audits

We perform internal and external technical reviews and audits to support continuous improvement, compliance obligations, and transactions.  We can review projects at any stage of development, from early exploration through to mature operations.  Our reviews can be desk top or site-based depending on your requirements.

Expert/Specialist Reports and Public Reporting

If you need a Competent/Qualified Person report, a technical assessment report, or a mineral asset valuation prepared in accordance with international reporting standards/codes, Derisk can assist. We also undertake compliance checks of third-party reports prepared for stock/securities exchange release.

Resource/Reserve Estimation and Studies

Our staff and trusted associates have the expertise to prepare and report mineral resource and ore reserve estimates for a diverse range of commodities, geological settings, and mining methods.  We can also undertake technical studies at a scoping and prefeasibility level, as well as provide technical support in preparing feasibility studies.

Geological Database Management

Whether you need short or long term support to help manage your geological databases or have specific project requirements, we can assist you. Derisk provides support via a range of software applications, including QA/QC protocols and compliance checking.

Exploration and Mine Operations Support

Derisk can support your exploration and/or mining operation.  Exploration support services include drillhole design, management, execution, and interpretation.  Mine operations support can be provided across geology, mining, and metallurgy, including grade control, resource estimation, mine planning and scheduling, reserve estimation, process control or reconciliation.

Strategic/Organisational Planning and Management Reviews

How many times do you see companies reinventing the wheel, when it comes to strategic technical planning, organisational structure, management and operational planning, and the like. Derisk staff can provide objective input into your strategic planning processes.

Mentoring and Professional Development

We provide tailored one-to-one mentoring of early-mid career technical staff and have a range of mentors that can assist you to reach your full potential as a mining industry professional.

We also deliver customised professional development workshops that cater for technical and management staff, which can be site-based or capital city-based.  In addition, we periodically schedule half day and full day workshops several times per year, including:

  • Assessing Geological Uncertainty in Mining and Managing Risk
  • Listing and Ongoing Compliance for Minerals Companies on Singapore Exchange
  • Compliance with the JORC Code and ASX Listing Rules
  • Guide to the VALMIN Code
Technical Risk Assessment

Mining is perceived as a “risky business”. As our company name implies, we are focused on providing advice and services that minimise technical risk and maximise the opportunities associated with better mining and processing of your mineral asset.