Mining

 

Mining and the Research & Development Tax Credit

 

The mining industry, whether surface, subsurface, or subsea, unknowingly performs research and development activities that qualify for the R&D Tax Credit.  Such activities can provide a significant benefit to assist companies in further development or reinvestment.

Examples of Eligible R&D Activities

 

  • Creating a mine design related to the topography, local geology, structural siting of deposit, hydrology, tectonic stress regime, depot of target deposit, and potential seismic activity
  • Establishing the process and extraction techniques to optimize mining production
  • Developing experiments to improve products or processes in remote controlled mining processes, geo-sensing techniques, or biomining bacteria