TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - The Principals of Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. are pleased to announce an agreement has been concluded with URS/Scott Wilson to purchase its Canada-based mining consulting business and create an independent employee-owned company providing consulting and engineering services to the mining industry.

"Operating under the trading name RPA, the new company is a return to the roots of Roscoe Postle Associates, offering clients practical advice and solutions at the level of technical excellence and quality that has made it a renowned and respected name throughout the mining world since 1985," says Graham Clow, P.Eng., President and CEO of RPA.

RPA will operate with the same staff and from the same facilities and locations as the existing company -- Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, London, England, Rouyn-Noranda, and Quebec City.

The management team at RPA will be:

Chairman - Dr. William E. Roscoe, P.Eng.
President and Chief Executive Officer - Graham G. Clow, P.Eng.
Executive Vice President - Head of Operations - Richard J. Lambert, P.Eng.
Executive Vice President - Head of  Business Development - Deborah A. McCombe, P. Geo.
Executive Vice President - Head of Geology - Wayne W. Valliant, P.Geo.
Vice President and General Manager, Quebec - Bernard Salmon, ing.
Director, Resource Estimation - R. Luke Evans, P.Eng.
Director, Mine Engineering - Jason J. Cox, P.Eng.
General Manager, Vancouver and Principal Metallurgist - Kevin C. Scott, P.Eng
General Manager, Denver, and Principal Mining Engineer - Stuart E. Collins, P.E.
Manager of Engineering, Quebec - Jacques Gauthier, ing.

The new company will maintain a close working relationship with URS/Scott Wilson offering the combined services of both companies to provide full capability from the earliest stages of mineral property exploration, through resource estimation, economic evaluation, reserve estimation, permitting, financing, engineering and construction management, operation, and closure.

About RPA
RPA consults to major mining companies, junior mining and exploration companies, financial institutions, governments, law firms and individual investors on all aspects of mining project evaluation, development and operations.  Clients are principally international companies.  More information on RPA including recent assignments, clients, and resumes of key personnel, can be found on our website (

RPA includes Senior Geologists, Mining Engineers, Metallurgists, Geotechnical Engineers, and Environmental Specialists with extensive experience in the mining and exploration industries. 

Capabilities include:

  • Mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates and audits, compliant with all worldwide reporting codes
  • Mine design and optimization
  • Metallurgical assessment and process design review
  • Estimation of project capital and operating costs
  • Preliminary Assessments, scoping, prefeasibility, and feasibility studies
  • Valuation of mineral properties
  • M&A due diligence reviews of mining and exploration projects
  • Lender advisory services
  • Project financial modeling and analysis
  • Expert witness services
  • Design and management of exploration programs
  • Reporting for public disclosure, including NI43-101 Technical Reports, Competent Persons Reports, and Mineral Expert Reports
  • QA/QC audits and reporting
  • Operations benchmarking, optimization programs and troubleshooting
  • Strategic planning and advice for boards and senior management.

SOURCE Roscoe Postle Associates Inc.

For further information:

Graham Clow     
+1 416 947 0507  
                Deborah McCombe
+1 416 947 0507


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