A multidisciplinary approach for all stages of the mine life cycle.

We offer services to the mining industry at all stages, from exploration to closure and rehabilitation. 

We advise banks (both debt and equity), institutional investors, governments, major mining companies, exploration and development firms, law firms, individual investors, and private equity ventures.

How can we help?

RPA, now part of SLR, includes geological, mining and metallurgical consultants who have provided expertise and advice to clients around the world for more than 35 years. The team brings world-class mining advisory services to SLR’s existing Mining & Minerals practice, not only in North America and Europe but across the globe.

SLR and RPA have collaborated on client projects for several years and together we will now be able to offer our clients a complete service, extending from value creation and generation, through resource and reserve work, to environmental, social risk and liability management.

Our services include:

  • Mineral Resource & Mineral Reserve estimates and audits
  • Scoping, Pre-feasibility, & Feasibility Studies
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgical Assessment & Process Review
  • Independent Engineer Services for financial institutions and private equity
  • Securities Regulation & Technical Reporting Services
  • Due Diligence Reviews
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Mineral Property Valuation Services
  • QA/QC
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Our team includes

  • Deborah McCombe Global Technical Director
    Deborah McCombe

    Deborah has over 30 years' experience in exploration project management, feasibility studies, reserve estimation, due diligence studies, and valuation studies. Deborah has worked in diverse geological settings in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. She was involved in the development and implementation of NI 43-101 Canadian Disclosure Standards for Mineral Projects and is familiar with all international standards and reporting Codes.

  • Tim Paul Mining & Minerals Sector Leader - Europe
    Tim Paul

    Tim is a chartered engineer and chartered mineral surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in providing strategic development advice; mineral reserve assessment and valuation; mine/quarry planning; permitting & EIA; extractive waste management; mine & quarry closure; independent peer review; and transactional due diligence services for mining and minerals assets in Europe and internationally. He is an advisor to a number of construction materials; industrial minerals & metalliferous mining companies.

  • Brandon Stobart Operations Manager and Financial Sector Leader – Europe
    Brandon Stobart

    Brandon has 22 years of experience in environmental & social impact assessment, planning, permitting, and due diligence for international green and brown field projects in a range of sectors including: mining, industry, infrastructure, power, and oil & gas. Key elements of this experience include:  development and implementation of ESG strategies; and assisting project teams to navigate both country legislation and the environmental and social frameworks of international funding institutions.

  • Richard Lambert Technical Director
    Richard Lambert

    Rick has over 38 years of international and domestic experience in mine operations and management, mine engineering, project evaluation, and financial analysis. He has been project manager and lead technical advisor for many mine financings, mergers, acquisitions, and privatizations. Rick has extensive experience in mine cost estimating and is skilled in management from project start-up to production, maintenance, and mine planning.