By definition, open pit mining refers to the mining of ore bodies from surface. It’s a mining method suited for the extraction of near surface ore by the removal rock or mineral from the earth from an open pit or borrow. The word open pit mining is used to distinguish this type of mining from extractive methods that need tunnelling into the earth. Open pit mine is quiet simple, however planning of an open pit operation is a complex affair requiring the expertise of seasoned engineers, with a good understanding of the entire process. Planning must account for environmental protection, from day one to rehabilitation phase as well as safety and economic factors throughout the life span of the mine to minimise costly remedial actions, which may arise through inadequate, design or design deficiencies. Our collective group of partners and associates have the necessary background, expertise and skills to provide optimum open pit mining solutions and the combination of area-square’s shaft sinking capability together with its in-house knowledge of vertical pit mining puts us at the forefront of combining the best mining solution for your orebody.