Bell, Cochrane & Associates Extractive Industries, is a consulting practice specialising in resource assessment and planning for the quarrying and sand extraction industries.
The resource assessments range from regional studies for selection of potential construction material supply sites to detailed evaluation of reserves in existing quarries, pits and undeveloped sites.
The evaluation of reserves can incorporate geophysical and drilling programs to identify and quantify the types of construction materials as well as laboratory studies to define their potential uses and suitability to processing.
Information gained in site assessments is used to prepare development and extraction plans designed to meet market and operational needs and also satisfy regulatory and environmental requirements.
Current clients include major quarry and pit operators, numerous smaller producers, Government and Local Government Authorities, and Financiers.
Work carried out for many of the operators is on a continuing basis involving source materials assessment, development planning and product evaluation.
The company has a commitment to providing expert advice using competent people with direct experience in this Industry.