It takes a smart dog to find hidden treasures

About Smart Dog Mining

Who is Smart Dog Mining

I am Mike Albrecht, P.E. (Az), the principal behind Smart Dog MiningTM  a professional mining engineer with many years experience.


  • Studies - Scoping, Pre-feasibility, Feasibility

    o   Process Flowsheet Development

    o   Preliminary Capital and Operating Cost Estimates

    o   Feed and Product Characterization

    o   Technical Auditing and Due Diligence

  • Project/EPCM Support

    • Owner’s Representative/Project Manager

  • Operations Support

    • Process Analysis and Optimization

    • Plant Auditing and Optimization

    • Solving Plant Recovery/Quality Problems

  • Equipment Design and Development

  • Simulation & Modeling


  • Processes & Equipment
    • Crushing & Grinding
    • Screening & Classification
    • Gravity Separation
    • Flotation
    • Drying and dewatering
    • Bulk Material Handling
  • Equipment Design and Development
  • Simulation & Modeling
  • Minerals & Metals
    • Copper
    • Coal
    • Precious Minerals
    • Industrial Minerals
    • Aggregate/Sand
    • Iron Ore
    • Oil Sands
    • Phosphate
    • Rare Earth Minerals
    • Lithium


  • Registered Professional Engineer (Mining) Arizona, No. 34624t

  • Licensed Engineering Contractor State of California, No. 454984

  • Member Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

  • US Patent No. 5,616,245 High Gravity Separator - process technology for fine particle gravity separation



For information of a more academic nature see my personal site!

For information on winemaking see  Smart Dog Winery!

Our Smart Dog

  • Our logo is based on Prince a rough coat McNab Border Collie.  Prince was a very smart dog and was very good a finding his treasures.  Our current  smart dog is Red, a reddish brown Border Collie, also very good at finding treasurers.

 If you have any questions or looking for help on a mining project: E-mail:


MIke Albrecht, P.E.

o   40+ years’ experience in the mining industry with strong mineral processing experience in Precious metals, copper, industrial minerals, coal, and phosphate

o   Operational experience in precious metals, coal, and phosphate plus in petrochemicals.

o   Extensive experience studies and feasibility in the US and international (United States, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, and Greece).