MINERAL ECONOMICS REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS
& POLICY ANALYSIS
Whitney, Inc. conducted numerous studies on taxation and
investment policies for mining companies, both domestic
and foreign; and for State, Federal, and Foreign
governments. Whitney & Whitney, Inc. provided analysis
on the impact of taxation on the mining industry and
analysis on the impact on specific client projects.
Studies include investment and risk analysis in the
minerals industry, and reports on the tax impact in
major mining states. Clients include Fortune 500
companies, the American Mining Congress, State mining
associations (Nevada, and Idaho), the United Nations
(for the Namibian Mining industry), and the government
of Bolivia (Potosi).
Whitney, Inc. prepared reports that analyzed the
economics of specific mining projects and the economic
impact on the mining industry in specific geographic
areas on select companies and mining associations. These
reports addressed project financials and/or impacts on
local governments. Projects reported on include the
world class Red Dog zinc mine, the Thunder Valley,
Idaho, gold mine, and economic impacts of mining in
Idaho, and Nevada, both in1981.
MINING AND METALLURGICAL EVALUATIONS
reports were prepared to evaluate client interests in
mining projects, and to document Whitney & Whitney, Inc.
activities: geologic mapping, sampling, drill
supervision, and mineral resource quantification.
engineering and metallurgical services were provided to
provide mine and facility designs; construction and
mining schedules; ore testing, and selection of a
processing method and equipment selection; capital and
construction budgets, feasibility studies, and operating
plans for the mine and mill
metal projects include gold, silver, copper, molybdenum,
magnetite, zinc, and industrial minerals.
Whitney, Inc prepared reports (1989) for Sierra Pacific
Power Company to assist them with quantifying power
requirements to support the expanding gold mining
industry in Nevada.
prepared on the effectiveness of exploration
expenditures (1985), and reports on the strategy of
whether to explore or to acquire mineral properties
(1982 case study analysis).
comprehensive report was prepared to compile 50 years of
exploration and mining history on the Buckskin Range,
Nevada to prepare marketing documents to help vend the
client’s claim holdings. The report integrated geology,
geophysics, geochemistry and drilling data to identify
favorable drilling targets. Target selection emphasized
geophysical anomalies that are located along, and occur
at intersecting linear features that reflect a favorable
structural geologic fabric: intersecting faults that
tend to have the same trends as known mineralization.
comprehensive report was converted to a PDF that
included 60 pages of text and 65 drawings, tables, and
figures, and was then burned to a CD for distribution
and viewing. Whitney & Whitney successfully located a
buyer for the project.
studies were prepared on fertilizer markets in the
United States. Fertilizers reported on include ammonium
thiosulfate, calcium, iron, manganese, manganese
sulfate, sulfur, and zinc. These commodity reports were
prepared for various clients.