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Geological Services

Focussed advice to the mineral exploration sector

  • Country assessments and geological reviews. Sodor Geosciences is happy to provide country reviews for clients looking to enter the mining sector in a new jurisdiction. Geological and mining sector reviews can be included as part of a country review or be provided as a stand-alone report.
    Click here to see an example of a geological review on a South African gold projectPlease contact us if you would like further information on this project.
  • Arabian Nubian Shield specific country assessments, geological reviews and technical advice. Sodor Geosciences unique background of working within this emerging mining destination makes the company the ideal partner for clients who are already active in the ANS or are considering future operations in the region.
  • Compilation, review and modelling of historical mining and exploration data. Sodor Geosciences has a wealth of experience in sourcing and compiling historical data on mining projects. By evaluating the historical data, applying lateral thinking and innovative ideas Sodor Geosciences can provide a client with a conceptual geological model, exploration target areas and a focussed set of recommendations for future exploration activities.
  • Technical advice on exploration programmes. Sodor Geosciences is well placed to provide high level reviews of existing exploration programmes and budgets as well as providing focussed advice and recommendations to advance these programmes. This can include consultant roles as a Technical Advisor.
  • Design and management of exploration programmes. Sodor Geosciences can provide hands on and practical advice on the design and implementation of exploration programmes, as well as budgeting. This can be for any stage of the exploration cycle; from early stage regional reconnaissance to advanced stage resource drilling and feasibility studies.
  • Development of client specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Sodor Geosciences can develop SOP documents for all geological and technical aspects of a client’s exploration programme. Examples can include SOP documents for drilling operations, drill core and RC chip logging, sample preparation and QAQC procedures.
  • Design of logging, sample preparation/sampling and sample storage facilities. Good quality facilities for geological logging (e.g. drill core), sample preparation/collection and sample storage are critical for a successful exploration programme. Sodor Geosciences has extensive experience in designing and operating these facilities. Advice can be provided on the design of new or upgrading of existing facilities. Technical audits can be undertaken for clients.
  • Design of exploration QAQC procedures and/or review of existing QAQC procedures. QAQC procedures are fundamental to the success of any mineral exploration programme and are a key requirement in terms of mineral resource reporting codes. Sodor Geosciences has a wealth of experience in the design of these programmes, reviewing existing procedures and evaluating QAQC results.
  • Design of check sampling programmes to verify historical exploration results. Verification of historical exploration results is an important aspect of many exploration programmes, particularly where the historical results will be used in a new mineral resource estimate. Sodor Geosciences can design check sampling programmes (such as twin hole drilling) in order to verify historical exploration results on behalf of clients.
  • Geological modelling. Sodor Geosciences has a wealth of experience in creating 3D models from a variety of geological data types using software such as Micromine and ArcGIS. This can include compilation and interpretation of regional data (mapping, geochemistry, geophysics, satellite imagery), interpretation of drilling and trenching results, and 3D ore body modelling. Sodor Geosciences can also undertake mineral resource estimates and GIS services either in-house or through associates.
  • Technical reports. In addition to country assessments and geological reviews mentioned above, Sodor Geosciences can undertake a variety of other reports on behalf of clients. These include project reviews, due diligence reviews, technical audits, competent persons reports and technical reports to JORC, Ni 43-101, PERC standards. Sodor can also compile statutory government quarterly and annual exploration of behalf of clients.

Link to geological publications list

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