As a fully-fledged British international mining consultancy, Wardell Armstrong was originally founded on UK coal mining more than 180 years ago, but now operates in more than 90 countries from offices based in the UK, Russia and Kazakhstan.

We support the world’s international mining industry at all points of the cycle, providing technical expertise on commodities including base, ferrous and precious metals, coal, industrial minerals and various forms of unconventional gas including shale gas. More recently our expertise has been called upon in the development of EV metals such as lithium, cobalt and nickel.

Our British experts have the knowledge and expertise to take your project from planning to production. Many of our highly experienced staff are Qualified Persons under NI 43-101 or Competent Persons under JORC (2012), and are trusted providers of technical independent Competent Person’s Reports (or mineral expert reports) to multinational companies.

Coupled with our unique and extensive UK-based mineral processing testing facility, we have the ability to carry out a range of metallurgical studies to assess the viability of your asset and ensure its future sustainability and profitability.

Our large environmental, social and health and safety team can also advise you on the safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible way to develop your projects.

With expertise across the full spectrum of related areas including geology, exploration services, mineral resource estimation, mining, mineral processing, environmental & social and economic assessments, we are unique in the level of service we offer. We pride ourselves on our strong client relationships and as a partner-owned firm you can be confident that any key decisions can be taken swiftly and at a local level.

Clients who have used our mining services include:

  • Glencore
  • Lundin Mining
  • Nordgold
  • Trafigura
  • Grupo Mexico
  • Anglo American

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