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Strategic Metallurgy consists of a group of professionals with over 30 years proven experience delivering successful metallurgy projects. Our daily approach is result of an integration of multiple skills and knowledge combined with mineral and metal technologies working towards achieving the best outcome possible for each project.

Our services are designed to get your commodities from the ground, through processing and to a quality suitable for sale in global markets. Our approach is to work with your team to help provide answers that are well reasoned, practical and timely.


​We develop and improve processes by striving to understand the underlying chemical and physical interactions. 

  • Comprehensive strategic and technical review of metallurgical processes

  • Strategic review of the management and board decision-making framework

  • Due diligence and expert witness

  • Technology and intellectual property valuation

  • Testwork management

  • Metallurgical accounting



Strategic Metallurgy take a holistic and logical approach to project development. Our team can provide the necessary step by step guidance through process design, from testwork and scoping studies through to large scale testing and detailed design.

This may include:

  • Design and implementation of metallurgical testwork programs

  • Full scale implementation of testwork at plant scale

  • Process design for all levels of study

  • Plant commissioning

  • Project management

  • In house computer process modelling

  • Process drawings (PFD’s) and design criterias



From first drill holes to detailed design, we are involved in all facets of process design and testwork management across a range of commodities. We pride ourselves on delivering quality metallurgical outcomes using our well honed metallurgical toolbox. 

  • Development of innovative processing technologies

  • Provisional patents for solvent extraction and lithium technologies

  • Comminution testing

  • Froth flotation testing

  • Ferrous and Non ferrous

  • Dense media separation (DMS)

  • Magnetic separation

  • Gravity concentrate

  • Hydrometallurgy

  • Leaching

  • Metals recovery

  • Solid liquid separation processes

  • Pyrometallurgy



Strategic Metallurgy can provide cost estimation services for class 3-5 study levels and deliver a Feasibility Report in accordance with this standard. 


We can draw upon our comprehensive in-house database or work with you and your selected engineer to deliver a project to the required level of accuracy.

  • Our approach is to, at an early stage, adequately consider whether or not the opportunity is both technically and commercially viable and that no fatal flaws exist

  • Basis of design - Define a preferred base case option to be carried into Feasibility Study

  • Order of magnitude study

  • Scoping study 

  • Pre-feasibility study

  • Total cost management

  • Develop the capital cost, operating cost, schedule and risk profile associated with each alternative option to allow the preferred base case selections to be undertaken

  • Provide a forward works plan for activities to be completed during subsequent studies

  • Assessment of the risks associated with each option


Strategic Metallurgy will work with you to provide a review for the Board and Senior Management of the company’s metallurgical strategy and capability and how it fits into the overall landscape of the company.

  • Early engagement with pre and recent IPO startups can ensure that you have a practical view of what can be achieved and in what framework.

  • For an operating company looking at new projects we can give you a dispassionate view of what’s possible, and maybe, what’s not.

  • Our approach is to work with your team to help provide answers that are well reasoned, practical and timely.

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