Solwara 1 is a copper/gold SMS deposit with estimated copper grades of 7% and gold grades in excess of 20g/t and an average gold grade of 6g/t. The property sits at about 1600m depth. Nautilus has developed a suite of underwater mining robots and a complete system to mine the precious metal and bring it to shore. Small scale mining equipment is available from renown engineers and suppliers, Appropriate Process Technologies (APT). APTs small scale mining equipment is simple to use, efficient and effective. Options are available for the recovery of gold, tin, chrome, tantalite and more. however, for large-scale open pit mining in particular, the truck and loader material movement practice is the preferred method of materials handling (Czaplicki, 1992 Ta et al., 2005). Throughout this paper, we consider a loader to be any type of high productivity excavating equipment, which may include a mining loader, shovel or excavator.