SMART DOG MININGTM

It takes a smart dog to find hidden treasures

About Smart Dog Mining

Smart Dog MiningTM is dedicated to presenting information on mining and mineral processing. It is based on my experiences and the knowledge I have gained over 40 years.

Who I am

I am principal behind Smart Dog MiningTM (okay I am SDM).  My name is Mike Albrecht and I am a professional mining engineer with many years expereince.

PROFESSIONAL

  • Registered Professional Engineer  (Arizona) (Mining)
  • Licensed General Engineering Contractor (California)

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Comprehensive international experience mining, mineral processing, petroleum refining, and bulk material handling.
  • Excellent track record in all phases of mine engineering and operations, especially completing projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Proven ability to increase efficiencies and operational profitability through a team approach to problem solving.
  • In-depth experience in permitting and environmental compliance issues.
  • Highly computer literate.
  • 15 articles on mining topics (see list)

BACKGROUND

Background is in mining and minerals. This is international in scope in both open-pit and underground operations. Projects have been from pre-feasibility through start-up and operations, and up to US$2 billion.

Consulting for mining and mineral processing
(NI 43-101 "Qualified Person" for mining & mineral processing)

  • Coal, copper, precious metals, and industrial minerals
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Evaluatoion
  • Process Development
  • Site and Mine Planning and Development
  • Project Management

Some specific experience:

  • Ajo Copper - Phelps Dodge $500 million Feasibility and basic engineering
  • Bullmoose Coal - Teck $400 million Pre-feasibility, feasibility, basic engineering, detail design
  • Cerro Casales Copper/gold - BEMA $200 million Feasibility and basic engineering
  • Cornerstone Copper - Kennecott $900 million Pre-feasibility, feasibility, basic engineering, detail design
  • Crown Jewel Gold - Battle Mountain $500 miilion Basic and detail engineering
  • Gaby Gold - Ecuadorian Minerals $250 million Feasibility and basic engineering
  • Greenhills Coal - Westar Mining $500 million Pre-feasibility, feasibility, basic engineering, detail design
  • Monterey No. 2 Coal - Monterey Coal $500 million Pre-feasibility, feasibility, basic engineering, detail design
  • Phoenix Gold - Battle Mountain $250 milion Feasibility and basic engineering
  • Wayne Mine Coal - Monterey Coal $300 million Pre-feasibility, feasibility, basic engineering, detail design

Experience includes computer use and applications for engineering, construction,  management and operations, with special qualifications and experience in project controls, scheduling and estimating.

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.

 

 

MIke Albrecht, P.E.

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

For information on winemaking see  Smart Dog Winery!

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask us at info@smartdogmining.com !