List of Typical Projects
Project Numbers in Parentheses (000)

1. Operational Audit and mine plan. Performed cost and efficiency improvement study for a large surface coal mine. Assisted in complete re-evaluation and change in mine plan. (101)

2. Operational Audit. Assist with time studies on continuous miner and longwall sections at underground coal mines. (102)

3. Litigation support. Present expert witness testimony and/or engineering support regarding mine costs, manpower, mining methods, construction, dust sampling, reclamation, or mine production. (103, 106, 115, 127, 129, 148, 160, 163, 167, 168, 171, 198, 203, 208, 219, 221, 223, 226, 229, 266)

4. Engineering audit. Perform engineering audits of large surface and underground coal mines for bank loans or possible purchase. (104, 146, 175, 263, 274)

5. Damage litigation. Present expert testimony regarding mine fire and damages. (105)

6. Contract Litigation. Present expert testimony regarding coal mine reserves and/or mining costs. (106, 127, 149, 150)

7. Cost study, engineering review. Evaluate requirements and prepare cost estimates for permanent closure of underground coal mine for operator or royalty owner. (107, 251)

8. Mine permit. Review lease and permit data for a coal reserve owner. (108, 117, 130)

9. Price audit. Review cost, price, and royalty payment data on surface coal mines and underground metals mines for royalty owner or purchaser. (109, 159, 180, 253)

10. Subsidence litigation. Provide expert witness testimony in subsidence damage litigation. (110, 172)

11. Accident litigation. Provide expert witness testimony and/or engineering advice in surface and underground mine accident litigations (112, 121, 143, 169, 173, 174, 185, 193, 199, 213, 267)

12. Coal reserve evaluation. Prepare coal reserve audit and estimate net-present-value and/or market values of various projects. (114, 158, 166, 194)

13. Tax litigation. Provide expert testimony on coal property in dispute with Internal Revenue Service. (115)

14. Rock mechanics and subsidence. Evaluate potential subsidence problems for construction projects, oil well drilling, gold, coal, and potash mines. (118, 216, 217, 262)

15. Reserve evaluation and operational audit. Verify reserves and coal surface mining operation for potential investor or sale. (120, 132, 250)

16. Property evaluation, precious metals. Examine property and reserves at precious metals projects for potential investors or royalty owners. (125, 230, 253, 256)

17. Contract compliance. Assist utilities in verifying contract compliance of fuel shipments. (126, 128)

18. Engineering audit. Perform engineering audit of large copper mines in Arizona and New Mexico; and large precious metals mines in Nevada and Montana for bank loans and investments. (139, 152, 164, 187, 191, 247, 253)

19. Engineering and operating audit at a large underground trona mine, to include equipment productivity, ventilation, and mine planning. (142, 145)

20. Litigation support. Establish tonnage and value of coal reserves under right-of-way taken by condemnation. (144, 202)

21. Coal property evaluations, reserve verifications, general engineering review and support. (114, 122, 131, 154, 155, 157, 166, 176, 177, 179, 180, 182, 183, 188, 201, 205, 209, 210, 212, 228, 233, 234, 259, 263)

22. Market price study, Utah coal. (148)

23. Provide expert testimony at state utility rate commission hearings. (162)

24. Obtain and evaluate quotations for alternate coal supply for utility. (178)

25. Review mine plans and dragline productivity at a Florida phosphate operation (195)

26. Serve as consultants and informal arbitrators in setting coal price under an existing contract (197)

27. Prepare engineering and financial estimates, property evaluation, permitting support, and general consulting review for proposed underground hydraulic coal mine (196, 214)

28. Determine fair market value for a specialty stone quarry and aggregate deposit. (211, 265)

29. Prepare data for logical mining unit application. (200)

30. Provide engineering review and support for foreign coal and metal mines for potential investor, banks, or government agencies. (206, 207, 215, 220, 230, 233, 237)

31. Serve as arbitrator in mine construction and/or contract cases. (224, 227, 235, 260)

32. Review technical data related to patent applications for mining related equipment. (232)

33. Assist with engineering review of insurance claims, salt, coal, metals (229, 240, 242, 254, 258, 264)

34. Litigation support, metal mine cost evaluation. (255)

35. Value precious metal net-smelter-royalty, assist with audit of payments, and assist in sale of royalty interest. (253)


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