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Cerro Moro Mine

Cerro Moro Mine

Client
Estelar Resources Limited

Location
Santa Cruz, Argentina

Highlights
  • QA quality plan
  • On-site QA
  • Internal quality audits
  • Health and safety support
Project Overview

The Cerro Moro gold-silver mine is located 70 km southwest of the port of Puerto Deseado in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The project has a series of epithermal gold and high-grade silver deposits.

Project Role

Knight Piésold provided construction quality assurance services for the extension of the mine’s tailings storage facility (TSF). Knight Piésold had previously carried out detail engineering for the TSF, which included drafting all documentation needed to begin the bid for TSF construction, considering various construction aspects, drafting a project execution plan, estimating the CAPEX-OPEX, and providing quality assurance (QA) for the tailings dam construction.

The QA service considered the following items:

  • Material control
  • Equipment certification
  • Frequency compliance
  • QA soils
  • QA geosynthetics
  • Leak detection