Geology, Resources and Exploration

3D Geological Modeling
  • Compilation of historical exploration and mining datasets into a 3D environment
  • Integration of 2D and 3D GIS datasets
  • Terrene-scale modeling and 3D exploration targeting
  • Evaluation of geological controls on ore distribution in 3D
  • Resource modeling, using defined geological criteria and not by grade alone
  • Country rock domain modeling, defining geotechnical and hydrogeological domains
Remote Sensing and Geophysics (Remote Sensing Interpretation Services)
  • Advanced aeromagnetic interpretation to produce structural/geological maps showing the relative timing of structural events and mineralization history
  • Satellite imagery interpretation for the mapping of regional structures, alteration, and regolith
  • Ranking of exploration targets for specific deposit styles or commodities
  • Interpretation of 2D and 3D seismic data and integration with aeromagnetic interpretations to produce 3D models of basement architecture
  • Production of interactive GIS products that clients can update over time
  • Regional basin analysis to identify pathways for ore-forming fluids
  • Customized, on-site, geophysical interpretation training courses focused on empowering exploration geologists with the knowledge needed for the geological interpretation of geophysical data
Resource Modeling and Estimation Services
  • Evaluations of exploration properties
  • Reviews of exploration sampling results and QA/QC procedures
  • Optimization of drill hole targeting for resource definition
  • Exploration and database management
  • Creation of 2D and 3D geological, structural and mineralisation models
  • Statistical and geostatistical analyses
  • Resource estimation, classification and reporting for all stages of projects from scoping studies through to feasibility studies and operating mines
  • Due diligence reviews of geological interpretations and resource estimates
  • Metal accounting and production reconciliations
Mineral Exploration Project Management
  • Project planning, permitting and implementation
  • Drilling contracting and contract management
  • Core logging and cutting
  • Geotechnical and water logging and monitoring
  • QA/QC design and implementation
  • Assay contracting and management
  • Statutory, National Instrument 43-101 and JORC reporting
Mineral Exploration Project Initiation
  • Regional geological reviews
  • Regional exploration targeting
  • Review and validation of historic data, including validation of resources
  • Due diligence and valuation
  • Data validation and migration into spatial database environments (2D/3D)
  • Development and implementation of QA/QC methodologies
Geological Mapping and Analysis of Drill Hole Data
  • Base mapping
  • Drill core logging
  • Structural mapping to define geometry and mineralisation controls at regional to mine scales
  • Regolith mapping to support regional geochemical programs
  • Alteration mapping to define controls on mineralisation
  • Interpretation of multiple datasets in an integrated 3D environment
  • Expert analytical support to solve specific issues (e.g. petrography, alteration, age-dating, fluid inclusions)
Mineral Exploration Targeting
  • Structural and alteration analysis
  • Mineral system analysis
  • GIS-based fuzzy logic (expert-driven) targeting
  • Weights of evidence (data-driven) targeting
  • 3D geological modeling
  • Ore body modeling
Exploration Sampling and Analysis
  • Optimum sample length, volume or weight and compositing strategy in relation to the physical characteristics of the mineralisation
  • Optimum sampling methodology and collection procedure to minimise contamination, avoid loss of fines in the case of rotary percussion drilling and to produce representative unbiased samples
  • The establishment of on-site supervision and checking procedures for drilling and sampling programs
  • Monitoring of sample recovery
  • Sample homogenisation and splitting procedures
  • Duplicate sampling at each stage in the reduction and splitting process to determine the magnitude of errors at each stage
  • Quality control procedures to monitor sample preparation and analysis at the mine or commercial laboratory
  • Replicate sampling and analysis to determine precision of sample grades
  • Comparative studies between assay laboratories and determination of accuracy
  • Compatibility of assay databases produced by different sampling campaigns
  • Integration of historical data into current exploration efforts
Mineral Exploration QA-QC
  • Independent review and practical advice on sampling protocols to ensure compliance with international reporting codes
  • Recommendations on QA/QC procedures from drilling to sampling to assay and data management
  • Independent review of QA/QC procedures and databases to ensure compliance with international reporting codes
  • Verification of exploration drilling programs
  • Verification of Chain of Custody protocols
  • Review of sample preparation and laboratory facilities
Structural Geology
  • Determination of structural controls on mineralisation for use in near-mine and regional exploration programs
  • 3D geometrical modelling of complex ore bodies for mineral estimation
  • Integration and interpretation of geological, geochemical and geophysical data
  • Characterisation of fracture systems for geotechnical and hydrogeological studies
  • On-site training in structural geology, tailored to the client’s project site
  • Practical advice on the acquisition of pertinent structural data