SRK Consulting is an independent, international consulting practice that provides focused advice and solutions to clients, mainly in the earth and water resource industries. For mining projects, SRK offers services from exploration through feasibility, mine planning, and production to mine closure. Formed in 1974, SRK now employs more than 1,500 professionals internationally in over 50 offices on 6 continents. The Group\\\'s independence is ensured by the fact that it is strictly a consultancy organisation, holding no equity in any project, and with ownership primarily by staff. This permits our consultants to provide clients with conflict-free and objective support on crucial issues. This is particularly important for due diligence and feasibility studies, which form a large part of SRK\\\'s business. SRK Consulting employs leading specialists in each field of science and engineering. Its seamless integration of services, and global base, has made the company a leading international practice in due diligence, feasibility studies and confidential internal reviews. Among SRK\\\'s 1,500 clients are most of the world\\\'s major and medium-sized metal and industrial mineral mining houses, exploration companies, banks, petroleum exploration companies, construction firms and government departments.