Our geologists are skilled in combining the structural and geological interpretation of ore deposits with the application of innovative modelling packages to construct dynamic 3D geological models. We also thoroughly analyze the geological and geotechnical risks that are of paramount importance as exploration companies seek deeper and “blind” ore bodies and mining companies extract ore to greater depths.
The software tools in which we’re proficient include Leapfrog, GOCAD, MapInfo, ER Mapper, ArcGIS and FracSIS, Gemcom, DataMine, and Surpac. Through applied modelling workflows we integrate multiple 2D and 3D data sets, evaluate exploration targets in real time (at deposit- to district-scales), and assess ground stability as well as ore distribution and hydrogeological controls. This expedites resource and reserve estimation, mine planning, and exploration targeting.
How accurate mineral resource models aid the creation of effective and economic mine plans
Three sections of the northern Yukon Alaska Highway have been identified for testing the usefulness of geophysical surveys for understanding permafrost degradation and assisting with highway management.Learn More
Geological and resource models constitute the underlying foundation of the mining and mineral exploration business.Learn More
The Letšeng Diamond Mine comprises two adjacent kimberlites, the Main and Satellite pipes.Learn More
The rock mechanics theory for deformation of open pit and underground mining excavations can be used to better understand aspects of the growth and geometry of kimberlite volcanic pipes.Learn More
Experience has shown that the E-Type multiple indicator kriging (MIK) estimation technique often works well for resource estimation in stockwork mineralisation that contains a mixture of high and low-grade mineralisation types that are difficult or impossible to separate spatially.Learn More
Lithalsas, first termed as such by Harris (1993), are defined as permafrost mounds formed by ice segregation (i.e. by cryosuction without any hydrostatic pressure) within mineral soils that occur within the zone of discontinuous permafrost.Learn More