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Bara Consulting undertakes studies, due diligence, detailed design and operational support to the mining industry world-wide.

Jim Pooley and Pat Willis, previously of Turgis Consulting, formed a new mining consulting company in 2013 (Bara Consulting).  Jim leads our South African and International office and Pat heads our UK group.

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Over the last few years the trend has been for small consultancies to be absorbed into large engineering groups.  The time is now right for the re-emergence of the small, low overhead consultancy.  We believe that there is a need to provide much more value for money, specialised solutions into some sectors of the industry. 

From its small beginnings of 4 founding partners, we now have direct access through our associate model to over 25 specialist  consultants, some of the world’s leading mining skills.   This model has allowed us to expand rapidly without incuring large overheads.  We currently (since January 2015) have projects in the following countries:

  • Australia (Cu)
  • Bosnia (Pb)
  • Botswana (Diamonds)
  • Republic of Congo (Phosphate)
  • Czech Republic (Sn, Li)
  • DRC (Cu, Au & Sn)
  • Germany (Sn)
  • Ghana (Au)
  • Indonesia (Coal)
  • Mauritania (Fe)
  • Namibia (Pb, Ag)
  • Norway (Coal)
  • Russia (Au)
  • Scotland (Au, Ag)
  • South Africa (Au, PGM, Coal, Fe, Mn)
  • Spain (U)
  • Tanzania (Graphite)
  • Thailand (Pb, Ag, Zn)
  • Ukraine (Fe)
  • Venezuela (Ni) 
  • Zambia (Ca)
  • Zimbabwe (Au, W)

Latest News

The arrival of two containers on Monday 9th May 2016 brought some excitement to the town of Tyndrum in Scotland as the pilot plant for the bulk test programme at Scotgold's Cononish Gold and Silver Project was delievered. By Tuesday the suppliers team from APT had partially constructed the plant, photo below, and Scotgold will shortly be producing gold.  Bara has been awarded the contract to compile an addendum of the BFS to reflect the new production plans.  For more information check out Scotgold's web site.


Pat Willis handing over a cheque to Josh Read of Camborne School of Mines on behalf of MinSouth at the recent Mines and Money event in London.  Bara makes an annual contribution to assist mining related students managed though the IoM3 .



Jim Pooley (RSA)     jim@baraconsulting.co.za          Tel +27 (0) 82 373 0796

Pat Willis (UK)          patw@baraconsulting.co.uk       Tel + 44 (0) 7810 182 169 or +27 (0) 82 452 2766


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