Overview

Mission

To be a provider of holistic tailings and backfill services from concept to operation.

Vision

Lead minefill technologies globally with innovative designs and competitive implementation.

Values

HONESTY: We encourage our people to always do right and have the courage to say no and face the truth.

SAFETY: No person should ever be endangered by an act or omission of ours.

INNOVATION: We challenge the traditional and continuously look for improvements, not only in our backfill designs but throughout our company.

PROFICIENCY: Skilled people are the foundation of our success. We find the best, empower the best, and upskill the best so they remain at the top of their game.

EFFICIENCY: We constantly monitor waste in our business activities and focus on reducing this through improved efficiencies wherever possible.

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History

Established in 1999 in Seattle, Washington, MineFill Services provides specialist technical advice in mine backfilling to clients worldwide. Our backfill expertise encompasses the full spectrum from hydraulic fills and cemented rockfills, to paste fills and paste thickened tailings. The primary focus of our expertise is underground metal mining for both base metals and precious metals, however our clients have included uranium, diamonds, coal, potash and soda ash (trona).

MineFill’s 20th year in the backfill industry brought a lot of changes and growth to ensure we are able to continue to meet the growing demand for our services. We recently incorporated a new entity in Australia to lead our new EPC services group, we expanded our Seattle laboratory capabilities, and added a new laboratory in Belgrade, Serbia. We have added some significant talent to our team and we look forward to the next 20 years.

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Overview

MineFill Services offers a holistic mine backfill service from concept to implementation. Our core services range from early project scoping phase with test work and backfill geomechanics (mix designs and mix optimization, strength assessments, numerical modeling) and flow seamlessly through to complete plant engineering, procurement and construction works. This unique business model offers unrivaled value to customers with a maintained intimate knowledge of each project resulting in optimal solutions and outcomes.

We have built a skilled team of backfill experts to provide industry leading knowledge and innovative solutions. Our backfill expertise encompasses the full spectrum of paste thickened tailings, cemented rockfill, hydraulic fill and paste fill. The primary focus of our expertise is underground metal mining for both base metals and precious metals, however our clients have included uranium, diamonds, coal, potash and soda ash (trona).

Our backfill involvement begins at the initial thoughts of backfill being utilised in a mine. We provide scoping and feasibility studies for backfill systems including conceptual level to basic engineering level designs, equipment sizing and selection, capital and operating costs, and project scheduling.

Following early-involvement works to quantify the viability of backfill for a mine, we continue to build on our relationship with our clients and move to the project realisation phase. We offer our clients market leading designs in efficient and competitive packages aligned to the client needs and limitations. Our project implementation team facilitate the detailed engineering, procurement and construction of the desired backfill solution. We pride ourselves on delivering a finessed solution to our clients with provision of process performance guarantees and we put in every effort to make sure all the fine details are addressed to ensure our clients are pleased with the project outcome.

MineFill has significant expertise in backfill operations and provides auditing and advice to backfill operations worldwide. Our services include backfill quality assessment, design of QA/QC programs, binder optimization, and troubleshooting of operational issues in backfill plants and reticulation systems.

MineFill’s expertise does not end at the surface, we are a holistic system specialist covering the underground backfill reticulation system including pipeline analysis, pipe selection and sizing, instrumentation and monitoring, barricade designs, and pump selection.