Geology

Our dedicated team of geologists have extensive experience managing drilling and exploration projects. We can manage your project from Drill supervision through to a JORC or SAMREC compliant resource statement, rest assured of accuracy with our stringent data management systems.

Supervision and management of drilling operations including:

  • planning of drilling programs
  • supervision of drill setup
  • review of safety procedures
  • environmental regulation

Logging of core that would typically include:

  • Lithological logging ensuring standardization of geological terms
  • Geotechnical logging - RQD measurements, rock competency rating
  • Identification of (mineralised) zones for sampling
  • Implementation of density determinations

Core markup and logging:

  • Implementation of sampling and assay QA/QC procedures
  • Supervision of sampling preparation
  • Organise use of duplicate, standard and blank samples

Database creation
Data is collected and maintained in a state of the art database system which provides data surety and ease of reporting.

Data entry in the field office
Data can be captured and entered into the database ensuring validation checks for inadvertent mistakes. Standardization of the logging will be maintained to enhance the value of the electronic data.

Database management:

  • Status and version control of the database
  • Scheduled back-ups
  • Off-site storage of the database

Geological mapping and analysis services include:

  • Identification of exploration targets and planning of exploration strategy
  • Geological mapping
  • Supervision of pitting, trenching and soil sampling, collection of samples
  • Report preparation and future exploration recommendations.

Database review and data validation

Verification of data checking for example:

  • logging of interval overlaps
  • detection of omitted data entries
  • incorrect collar co-ordinate correction
  • detection of missing drill-hole surveys

Structural interpretations and modelling

  • Utilize available data to interpret and model structural features
  • Indicate the effect of structure on the resource

Geological interpretation of orebody

  • Use drill-hole data in order to interpret the geometry and extent of the orebody.
  • Interrogate assay values in order to define the economic limits
  • Creation of robust geological wireframe solids or surfaces for resource estimation

Resource Estimation and Modelling

  • Statistical analysis of data, including variography
  • Multi-element grade estimation using most appropriate method
  • Resource declarations compliant with SAMREC/JORC codes
  • Resource classification
  • Competent Persons Reports
  • Review/audit of resource estimations

Resource estimation and modelling services include:

  • Statistical analysis of data, including variography
  • Multi-element grade estimation using most appropriate method
  • Resource declarations compliant with SAMREC/JORC codes
  • Resource classification
  • Competent Persons Reports
  • Review/audit of resource estimations