• Mine And Quarry Design And Permitting

Mine and Quarry Design and Permitting

MEA provides geotechnical services for prospective or active mines. In order to get a cohesive picture of the geologic profile that will be mined, MEA coordinates and conducts a geologic/geotechnical investigation that is supplemented with in-house soil/rock mechanics testing and a detailed analysis of geologic engineering conditions. Coupled with computational analysis and modeling, MEA can design underground mines for low to high extraction. Similar analysis can be provided for strip mines and quarries.

The comprehensive design that MEA provides includes, but is not limited to, permitting services, reserve estimations, pillar and floor stability, roof support requirements, and coal waste impoundment facilities.

For more information on specific projects related to this topic, see the following MEA Technical Bulletins:

UPDATE #22: Smart Coal Extraction with Varying Soft Floor Conditions

Types of Mines Serviced

  • Longwall Mining
  • Quarries
  • Room-and-Pillar Mining
  • Strip Mining

Laboratory Testing

  • Compression Testing
  • Rock Hardness Evaluation
  • Soil and Rock Engineering Properties
  • Swell Testing

Design Services

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Coal Waste Impoundment Design and Monitoring
  • Computation Analysis and Modeling
  • Extraction Estimations
  • Geologic Engineering Conditions
  • Mine Permitting Services
  • Mine Roof Support System
  • Reserve Estimations
  • Pillar and Floor Evaluations



Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Mine & Karst Subsidence
Mine & Karst Subsidence
Forensic Engineering
Forensic Engineering
Mine & Quarry
Mine & Quarry
Field Services & Monitoring
Field Services & Monitoring
Pavement Testing
Pavement Testing
Testing Services
Testing Services
Research & Technical Training
Research & Technical Training
Earthquake Damage Inspection
Earthquake Damage Inspection
Pipeline Services
Pipeline Services