Regional stereoscopic mapping study using remotely sensed imagery completed

The accurate distribution of the principal geological units and the structures which affect them, have successfully been photogeologically captured relatively rapidly from remotely sensed data over an area covering >50,000 square kilkometres. Within the limitations of the resolution of the remotely sensed imagery (Landsat8 pansharped to 15m, SRTM 30m DEM data) and to the extent discernible in the spectral and morphological features evident in these data, a GIS dataset has been compiled for the area of interest.

Numerous features likely to be directly or indirectly associated with hydrothermal activity and consequently, of interest from a precious and base metal endowment perspective, have been identified. These features have been described and located and warrant ground-truthing with a view to assessing and prioritising exploration targets in this region.

Regional stereoscopic mapping study using remotely sensed imagery completed

The accurate distribution of the principal geological units and the structures which affect them have successfully been photogeologically mapped from remotely sensed data over a large (15,000 square kilometre) area using a state of the art photogrammetric workstation. The resulting litho-structural maps show many features which have not been identified by earlier workers and have significantly advanced the geological understanding of the region. More specifically, areas of higher prospectivity have been highlighted which consider the nature and extent of the likely source rocks and the transport, deposition/concentration and preservation of the multi-national mining company's target minerals. This work, once validated by a stage of ground truthing will assist in guiding the field mapping and exploratory drilling.

Regional stereoscopic mapping study using remotely sensed imagery completed

The accurate distribution of the principal geological units and the structures which affect them have successfully been photogeologically mapped from remotely sensed data over a large (60,000 square kilometre) area using a state of the art digital photogrammetric workstation. The resulting litho-structural maps show many features which have not been identified by earlier workers and have significantly advanced the geological understanding of the region. More specifically, areas of higher prospectivity have been highlighted which consider the nature and extent of the likely source rocks and the transport, deposition/concentration and preservation of the multi-national mining company's target minerals. This work, once validated by a stage of ground truthing will assist in guiding the field mapping and exploratory drilling.

Independent Technical Expert Report

An Independent Technical Assessment Report (ITAR) has been completed as part of a project acquisition funding process on behalf of an international public unlisted company. The report was based on a desk-top due diligence study undertaken on a major mining project, verifying the remaining resource inventory and assessing the potential for increasing the resource inventory. The project is an epithermal-style gold project located in Peru.

Project due diligence on behalf of a junior Australian exploration company

Conducted a detailed technical due diligence study on an advanced lateritic nickel exploration project in the Solomon Islands. The study was centered on a detailed compilation and validation of a drilling database and resource inventory to assess the potential to expand the existing inventory. The work involved the use of a relational database (MS Access), 3D visualisation and modelling of existing data (Vulcan), detailed scheduling (MS Project) and spatial assessment using QGIS, Global Mapper and Google Earth.

Neural network analysis of satellite derived imagery

Unsupervised and supervised neural analysis of a variety of space-borne and airborne derived images undertaken to determine the location and extent of placer-style mineral deposits. This study was undertaken for an Australian major international mining company using spectral and spatial imagery acquired from ASTER, SENTINEL 2, LANDSAT 8 and LiDAR space-borne and airborne platforms respectively.

Neural network analysis of comprehensive exploration data to assist in brown-field exploration for an Australian mid-tier mining company

A multi-variate unsupervised and supervised neural network study was successfully undertaken on comprehensive advanced exploration data confirming the location and extent of known mineral occurrences as well as identifying additional exploration targets. The dataset comprised space-borne, airborne and ground-based sampling techniques including Landsat 8, ASTER, SRTM, aeromagnetics, radiometrics, transient electromagnetics, gravity, multi-element bedrock geochemistry and depth to bedrock. Study provided products which significantly improved the lithostructural mapping of the bedrock (largely under cover) as well as identified additional features having similar component profiles as known deposits and prospects. The study involved the use of a variety of software applications including Global Mapper, Surfer, QGIS and a proprietary neural network system.

Project due diligence on behalf of an Australian public unlisted company

Conducted a detailed technical due diligence study on an advanced porphyry-style copper-gold exploration project in the Laughlan Fold Belt, New South Wales, Australia. The study was centered on a detailed compilation and validation of a drilling database and resource inventory to assess the potential to expand the existing inventory. The work involved the use of a relational database (MS Access), 3D visualisation and modelling of existing data (Vulcan), detailed scheduling (MS Project) and spatial assessment using QGIS, Global Mapper and Google Earth.

Independent Technical Assessment Report

An Independent Technical Assessment Report (ITAR) has been completed for inclusion in a prospectus to support an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to enable a listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The report adhered to the VALMIN and JORC (2012) codes and took due note of the guidelines of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the ASX. The report described the prospectivity of the client company's key asset, an advanced precious metals exploration project located in Nye County, Nevada USA.

Project due diligence on behalf of a leading mid-tier Australian mining company

Successfully completed a technical due diligence study on an advanced Manto-style oxide copper project in Chile. The study was centered on a semi-detailed validation of drilling database and resource inventory to assess the potential to expand the existing inventory. The work involved the use of a relational database (MS Access), 3D visualisation and modelling of existing data (Vulcan), detailed scheduling (MS Project) and spatial assessment using Google Earth.

Regional stereoscopic mapping study using remotely sensed imagery completed

The accurate distribution of the principal geological units and the structures which affect them have successfully been photogeologically mapped from remotely sensed data over a large (50,000 square kilometre) area using a state of the art photogrammetric workstation. The resulting litho-structural maps show many features which have not been identified by earlier workers and have significantly advanced the geological understanding of the region. More specifically, areas of higher prospectivity have been highlighted which consider the nature and extent of the likely source rocks and the transport, deposition/concentration and preservation of the multi-national mining company's target minerals. This work, once validated by a stage of ground truthing will assist in guiding the field mapping and exploratory drilling.

Due diligence study completed on behalf of a private investment banking firm

A technical due diligence study was completed over a three week period on a shallow marine placer tin project located in Indonesia on behalf of a private investment banking firm. The study involved reviewing all the project data and records including relational databases, resource estimations, work programs and budgets etc., and included a site visit. The work involved the use of a relational database (MS Access), 3D visualisation and modelling of existing data (Vulcan) and detailed scheduling (MS Project).

Geomorphology Workshop

Successfully presented and participated in a multi-disciplinary 1-day workshop focusing on current and developing technological applications centred on the applied use of geomorphological investigations for placer-style mineral exploration. This workshop was conducted as part of a continuous improvement in-house training program run by a multi-national mining house. The applied use of integrated stereo photogrammetric and GIS/CAD applications was demonstrated.

Project due diligence on behalf of a leading adviser on global natural resources

Successfully completed a technical due diligence study on an advanced Archean shear-hosted gold project in Cote d'Ivoire. The study was centred on a semi-detailed review of proposed work programs and budgets designed to better define and expand the existing resource inventory. The work involved the use of a relational database (MS Access), 3D visualisation and modelling of existing data (Vulcan), detailed scheduling (MS Project) and spatial assessment using Google Earth.

Neural network analysis of multi-element geochemistry

Multi-element soil geochemical data was analysed using neural network software for a client undertaking exploration for precious metals. Significant elemental associations known to typify certain mineralisation styles were identified and areas of relative prospectivity were delineated. The resulting data were post-processed using industry standard GIS software and imagery suitable for both internal and external stakeholder interest was generated. 

Integrated photogeological and 3D modelling study successfully completed

The study successfully delineated the aerial extent and relative thickness of a sequence of sub-horizontally layered sediments and volcaniclastics targeted by an international mining company for its mineral endowment, across a substantial area using remotely sensed imagery. As the features were captured in 3D while being view stereoscopically using a digital photogrammetric workstation, 3D geological models were constructed from which approximate unit and overburden thickness metrics were able to be estimated. The study also provided a series of maps showing relative prospectivity and numerous targets were highlighted for follow up investigation.