Planning & Design

Since 1989, Lilburn Corporation has assisted the mining industry with regulatory, surface mining, and reclamation compliance. Our experience includes industrial minerals, construction materials and precious metals recovery Lilburn Corporation is expert in mine planning and design to assist owners/operators in the development of efficient and productive operations. With decades of experience, we are able to identify early in the planning process constraints and opportunities in site selection and design. We have completed designs and reclamation plans for numerous controversial mine projects throughout the State of California. Lilburn Corporation provides consulting services to both local lead agencies and mine owners/operators to achieve an integration of market demand analysis and regulatory compliance.


Successfully obtaining permits in the mining industry is the toughest part of a tough business. Our understanding of permitting requirements for mines is unsurpassed in California. We have worked with SMARA Lead Agencies from northern to central to southern California on hundreds of new and expanding mine sites. We provide the studies necessary to obtain permits from the State Mining and Geology Board, air quality management districts, water quality and water supply agencies, resources agencies, and local land use authorities. We work to provide the best strategy and conditions to meet the needs of both operators and permit issuing agencies. Lilburn Corporation’s decades of experience lead to the successful permitting of mine operations.


We are recognized as the premier mine permit and reclamation consulting firm in California; principals have worked in the industry since the 1970′s. Our expertise is in the preparation of mine operation plans and mine reclamation plans for both new and expanding operations. In conjunction with leading engineering and legal experts, we combine the latest design technologies and experience to create financially feasible and technically superior mine and reclamation solutions. Lilburn Corporation prepares financial assurance compliance estimates, compliance inspections, and provides expert witness testimony. We have been the lead consultant for reclamation, permitting, facilitating, revegetation and closure projects.