Dr. A. MacG. Robertson Review Boards & Specialist Review Consultant/Auditor

  • Marlin Mine (World Bank/IFC) - Member of one man Technical Review Board for tailings dam and waste dumps investigations, designs, construction and operation in Guatemala (8,000 tpd gold mine, Montana Exploration). (2004 - present)
  • Cerro Corona Mine (World Bank/IFC) - Member of three man Technical Review Board for tailings dam design, construction and operation in Peru (Copper Gold Mine, Goldfields). (2006 - present)
  • Cerro Verde Mine - Member of three man Technical Review Board for tailings dam (265 m high) for sulfide project in Peru (100,000 tpd copper project, Phelps Dodge). (2003 - present)
  • Pueblo Viejo Mine - Member of two man Technical Review Board for tailings dam for large gold project in Dominican Republic (Placer Dome). (2002 - 2003)
  • Tintaya Mine - Member of two man Technical Review Board for new and old tailings dams in Peru (18,000 tpd copper mine, BHPBilliton). (2002 - present)
  • Suncor Mine – Member of 4 man Mine Development and Reclamation Review Board for all major geotechnical structures including tailings dams, waste dumps and water management structures for very large oil sands mining complex in Alberta, Canada. (2002 - present)
  • Compania Vale Do Rio Doce (CVRD) - Senior auditor on team reviewing and auditing all tailings, sediment and water storage dams, as well as waste rock dumps on all CVRD mines in Brazil (over 100 dams and major geotechnical structures). (2001 - present)
  • Antamina Mine – Member of 4 man Independent Geotechnical and Tailings Review Board for open pit, waste dumps, acid drainage management, access road and 265 m high staged concrete faced rock fill tailings dam in Peru (60,000 tpd copper/zinc mine, Compania Minera Antamina S.A.). (1999 - present)
  • Collahuasi Mine - One man Technical Review Board for 110,000-tpd rock fill/cycloned sand raised tailings dam in northern Chile (for Dona Ines de Collahuasi Mining Co). (1999 - 2003)
  • Diavik Mine – Member of 3 man Independent Dike Review Board for the review of all technical, construction and safety issues for the construction of three dykes up to 4 km long and 40 m deep to enable the mining of the Diavik diamond pipe deposits by open pit mining methods within a lake, plus review of open pit stability and tailings and waste facilities design for Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., Northwest Territories, Canada. (1999 - present)
  • Syncrude Mine – Member of 7 man Syncrude Landscape Restoration Technical Advisory Panel for review of program of research, development and application of reclamation technology for restoration and mine closure, Alberta, Canada, largest mine in the world, processing over 600,000 tpd of oil sands. (1999 - present)
  • Samarco Mine - Technical Reviewer and Auditor for all tailings dams and waste rock piles for this large iron ore mining complex in Brazil (Samarco Mineração, S.A.). (1996 - present)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) – Senior arbitrator in arbitration case relating to tailings dam construction for Homestake Mining Company, Lead, South Dakota, USA. (2000)
  • IFC (World Bank) - Approved one man Technical Review Board for 280 m high cycloned sand tailings dam in southern Peru (Quellaveco Project - 60,000 tpd copper mine, Anglo American Inc.). (1996 - 2000)
  • IFC (World Bank) - Approved one man Technical Review Board for water diversion dam and tunnels in southern Peru (Quellaveco Project - 60,000 tpd copper mine, Anglo American Inc.). (1996 - 2000)
  • Mine Waste Pilot Program – Member of three man Technical Advisory Board for this US EPA funded Research program for better management of mine wastes, in Butte, Montana, USA. (1987 - 1991)
  • Miscellaneous Reviews/Audits – Performed over 100 other individual tailings dam, water dam, major geotechnical structure, closure plan and environmental liability reviews and audits for mining companies, financial institutions and regulatory agencies in over 20 countries.