History

The History of MineCraft Consulting

The company MineCraft Consulting was founded in 1993 as Australian Mine Consulting Services (AMCS) by the late Mr R Paterson, and grew in strength and experience, making it’s mark in Australian Coal Mining. In 1996, Jeremy Busfield joined and then acquired the team in 1997. In 2001, a name change to MineCraft Consulting was made in order to provide differentiation and to clearly identify the company as a team of craftsmen in their field of expertise. The company has been well established in the industry for over 20 years.


Company History

1993
AMCS founded by the late Rob Paterson. Shared premises with Minserve at Taringa, Brisbane
1995
AMCS secures its own premises at Taringa, Brisbane
1996
J Busfield joins AMCS as Senior Mining Consultant
1997
AMCS is acquired by J Busfield following the unexpected passing of R Paterson
1998
AMCS relocates to larger premises at Albany Creek, Brisbane
2000
Additional engineering disciplines added
2001
Name change to MineCraft Consulting (May 2001)
2004
Project management team formed
2006
Project management team enlarged
2008
Additional engineers and support people engaged
2009
MineCraft Consulting relocates to larger premises at North Lakes Business Park, Brisbane
2010
Further expansion to cater for multiple projects
2012
MineCraft Consulting opens premises in Sydney
2014
Internal restructure to distinguish pure mining and pure engineering function

Major Engagements

1997 - 1999
Grasstree Feasibility Study & Mine Construction
1997 – 1999
Ulan Extension Project
1999 - 2002
Saddler’s Creek, Dartbrook Projects
2001 – 2004
Kayuga Feasibility Study & Mine Construction
2004 – 2007
Ulan 400m Longwall Project & Project Construction
2005 - 2007
Douglas Project & Tower Re-opening
2005 – 2007
South Blakefield Feasibility Study & Mine Construction
2006 – 2007
Xstata Qld Mine Projects
2008 – 2012
Dawson Mine Major Projects
2008 - 2009
Metropolitan Mine Expansion Project
2009 – 2010
Ulan West Feasibility Study
2010 – 2011
Crinum M Block Feasibility Studies
2011 – 2013
Meijin China Stone Project
2011 – 2013
BHPB Project Studies Wards Well, Red Hill, Broadmeadow, Saraji, Crinum
2012 – 2014
Grosvenor Feasibility Studies
2013 – 2015
Adani Carmichael Feasibility Studies
2015
Anglo Asset Sales Support
2016
Narrabri Operational Support Projects