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Piran Mining PTY LTD was established in 2006 by Tim Peters (FAusIMM, ACSM, MIOM  ), a mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the industry including 20 years specifically working on mining projects.

The company offers a diverse range of operational experience in the various facets of hard rock mining from mass mining to selective narrow vein techniques; in addition, we possess broad-based experience in project management from both overseas and within Australia.

An area of specialty is working on projects with geotechnically challenging conditions. Such examples are found in some of the deeper mines of Western Australia or the very poor rock mass of sedimentary-hosted deposits in North America. We believe it is critical to ensure designs and mining sequence are seamlessly related to the geotechnical guidance whilst being practically minded regarding the efficient ramp-up of the project.

Piran Mining PTY LTD provides several services including:

  • Project Management

  • Strategic Mine Planning

  • Scoping, Pre-feasibility, and Feasibility Studies

  • Economic Evaluation

  • Mining Method Assessments

  • Materials Handling Analysis

  • Reserve Estimation and reporting (JORC / NI43-101)

  • Underground design and optimization

  • Ventilation Assessment

  • Contract Tendering

  • Peer Reviews

  • Due Diligence

In undertaking the services listed above Piran Mining uses the latest mining software available to support our strategic mine planning and engineering solutions.

The company is focused on delivering high-quality, pragmatic solutions provided by a compact team of engineers with extensive expertise in the application of EPS, MSO, and SOT software packages.

Due to the increasing demand for services outside of the Australian business time zones, a sister entity Piran Mining UK Limited was incorporated in 2017.

Our UK entity was initially resourced by one of our Senior Mining engineers who relocated to the UK from Australia.   Since 2017 Piran UK has grown notably, providing services in Western Europe, Canada, and the USA.  All of which are within easy reach of direct flights from one of the major UK airports.  Post the Covid pandemic Piran UK will be looking to expand further with a dedicated base being established in Cornwall. 



Meet our team,


Timothy Peters


Founder and Principal Mining Engineer

Graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 1990.

Tim has international mining experience gained from working in gold, copper, and nickel mining operations within South Africa, Tasmania, and Western Australia. He has worked on a range of projects from Greenfield to near-mine in Australia, Canada, Finland, DRC, Mali, Ghana, PNG, and Brazil, as well as operational underground hard rock mines.

His experience and expertise include;

Project Management of Feasibility and Pre-Feasibility studies, Underground Mine Design, Mine scheduling within high stress and seismically active operations, Setup of green field operations, Ore Reserves and Resource reviews, Hoist shaft evaluation and rehabilitation, and Financial modeling and risk assessment analysis.


Victor Masaka

Senior Mining Engineer

Graduated from the Western Australian School of Mines 2015.


Victor has international mining experience gained from working in various underground gold mining operations within Australia and Africa.


His site experience include;


Production activities associated with SLC, LHOS and narrow vein benching methods.  Paste fill systems, mine design, short and medium-term scheduling, and drill and blast design.


Since joining Piran in 2019 Victor has worked on a number of substantial projects including a feasibility study for a world class gold deposits providing the

detailed designs and optimised LOM schedules. Victor has advanced his skills in schedule optimization whilst maintaining a practical mindset to the limitations of the project in question. He is proficient in the use of multiple mainstream mine planning packages.


Sheikhan Mohamed

Senior Mining Engineer

Graduated from the Curtin University of Technology in 2005.

Sheikhan has experience in predominately underground metalliferous mines in Australia. His considerable operational planning experience across various underground mining methods and commodities, together with his pragmatic and motivated approach makes for a competent mining professional capable of taking on a range of projects from Scoping through to Feasibility studies.

His experience and expertise include;

Pragmatic underground mine designs, review, and optimization of medium and long-term schedules; complete infrastructure planning for u/g operations, mine optimization/ financial evaluations.  He is also competent in using several of the mainstream mining packages.


Iain Thin

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Associate K.S.C.A

Graduated from the Camborne School of Mines 1990 (Mining Engineering Degree) and 1994 (Geomechanics Ph.D.).


Specializing in underground mining geomechanics, Iain has experience across various Australian operations, as well as international (DRC, Ghana, Tanzania, Canada, USA, Peru, and Mongolia). The experience has covered copper, gold, silver, zinc, and nickel Hardrock operations that have encompassed SLOS, benching, and caving (BC and SLC) mining methods.


His experience and expertise include:


Geotechnical site support, mentoring, Geotechnical Review Boards, Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies, Ground Control Management Plans (development and review), Seismic Management Plans (development and review), External review of Cave Management Plans, Ground Support Standards – static and dynamic (development and review), Independent expert for Statements of Claim, Geotechnical Due Diligence, and Geotechnical reviews and assessments.


K.S.C.A and Piran Mining have worked together for over 10 years on multiple major projects internationally and within Australia.  


Justin Longley
Piran Mining UK


We are excited to announce a highly skilled addition to our Piran UK team with the recent engagement of Justin Longley!


Justin is an international consulting geologist & project manager with +25 years’ experience in  delivering international projects in challenging environments.  His experience includes field placements on projects in W. Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya DRC, Angola and Botswana.  Justin retains a keen focus on technical excellence as well as helping to train the next generation of mining professionals.

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