To overcome the challenges of Afghanistan's unique conditions,

our team of international and local industry experts and support professionals with decades of experience in mining, engineering, law, finance, environmental impact assessment and community development provide services that encompass all stages of the mining cycle starting from exploration to production.

Exploration & Geological Consulting

We offer a broad variety of services for drilling and exploration:

  • Geological consulting
  • Data compilations
  • Exploration reports review
  • Equipment lease
  • Verification of geological data
  • Site planning
  • Drill supervision
  • Sampling
  • Hydrological & hydrogeological consulting

Feasibility Studies

To understand the economic viability of mining projects, we provide

  • Scoping Studies
  • Pre-Feasibility Studies
  • Feasibility Studies

Legal Counsel

Businesses and governments involved in the mining sector often face an array
of legal and business related issues.

Our attorneys understand the legal and political complexities and risks ingrained with mining activities particularly in a difficult jurisdiction like Afghanistan. Our team draws upon decades of experience, strong technical background and enjoys the membership of the Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution and the London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Areas of Services

  • Regulatory compliance assistance
  • Contract negotiations
  • Assistance in obtaining: exploration license, extraction license, processing permit, business license
  • Expert witness services
  • Dispute resolution and Litigation
  • Tax clearance
  • Analysis of mining contracts and associated agreements
  • Development of precedents of key documents (including concession contracts)

Communities

Communities in Afghanistan are the fundamental social fabric and could play a constructive role provided they are approached the right way. With our vast network covering Afghanistan, we offer:

  • Advocacy services
  • Awareness raising services
  • Community mobilization
  • Trainings for Civil Society Organizations & communities
  • Compensation and Resettlement Models
  • Community Development Agreement (CDA) Package Delivery

Environment

We identify and assess environmental, social and health impact of mining activities to ensure that management and mitigation strategies minimize adverse effect and enhance benefits for project affected communities and environment.

Investor Support

We support, execute and deliver a broad spectrum of services for investors:

  • Market Studies
  • Project Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • Tender Support
  • Document Review
  • Value Chain Assessment

Security Assessment

The level and nature of security procedures in Afghanistan are unique. Consulting with our experts
will allow mining companies to:

  • Identify security threats
  • Recognize what type and level of security is required

EITI

Smart Mining is able to:

  • Act as Independent Administrator
  • Collect Data
  • Design templates for data collection
  • Conduct awareness raising campaigns

Tracking Illegal Mining & Formalization Strategies

Smart Mining is able to:

  • Make correct estimations and inspections of revenue collection
  • Make a correct estimation of the amplitude of illegal mining in the country and
  • Develop strategies for formalization of artisanal mining

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The mining sector of Afghanistan offers opportunities for itself, the region and private companies provided that the government.