Passionate. Driven. Reliable.

Passionate. Driven. Reliable.

Passionate. Driven. Reliable.

Passionate. Driven. Reliable.

Passionate. Driven. Reliable.

XPLORE GLOBAL Ltd. is a UK-based mineral exploration consultancy specialising in technical and logistical support for the mineral exploration, mining and energy industry.

A particular focus of XPLORE GLOBAL is the provision of technical reporting and exploration targeting services, including a comprehensive solution for modern exploration geochemistry and GIS requirements. 


Svalbard (Norway)

Duration: 2007-2008

Deliverables: Organic geochemistry analysis and palaeoenvironmental study


Duration: 2016 – date

Deliverables: Prospectivity map for orogenic Au deposits in the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt, regional exploration targeting. Delivery of annual field courses with focus on exploration techniques for greenstone-hosted gold deposits.

Wyoming (USA)

Duration: 2008-2009

Deliverables: Wireline log analysis and correlation, basin study and petroleum prospectivty


Duration: 2017 – date

Deliverables: Regional reconnaissance sampling and mapping in the Vosges Mountains for polymetallic and W-Sn and LCT targets

Sierra Leone

Duration: 2017

Deliverables: Interpretation of proprietary geochemical and geophysical datasets to aid private exploration company in targeting orogenic gold and REE pegmatite deposits. Field visit, training, and follow-up target generation.


Duration: 2010-2013

Deliverables: Resource drilling campaigns for Rossing Uranium Z20 expansion project and upgrade of overall resource


Duration: 2013-2016

Deliverables: greenfields copper target generation and testing in underexplored areas of NW Zambia, logistics, HSEC


Duration: 2018

Deliverables: field visit, sampling and prioritization of Sn-W-LCT and coltan pegmatite target areas. Production of technical summary report for AIM-listed company


Duration: 2019 – 2020

Deliverables: Several visits to the Nyamasheke area. Investigated a number of REE granite occs using geological, geochemical, geophysical and drilling techniques. Also followed up on suspected “fossil fuel” occurrence. Compilation of high profile investor reports.

Eastern Former Soviet Union (Russia)

Duration: 2008-2014

Deliverables: Desktop studies, exploration targeting reports for hydrocarbons and industrial minerals, production of depositional environment/ tectonic, chronostratigraphic maps and charts.


Duration: 2016 – date

Deliverables: Multi-disciplinary exploration desktop study and review of regional mineralization potential. Planning of regional geochemical survey with focus on skarn-related and epithermal gold and base-metal deposits

Papua New Guinea

Duration: 2011-2013

Deliverables: Desktop study, Common Risk Segment mapping onshore/ offshore, production of play schematics and cross-sections


Duration: 2016

Deliverables: Target generation using GSI datasets. Published paper.

United Kingdom

Duration: 2016 – date

Deliverables: Current base, regional geology, field trips and exploration targeting with local junior exploration companies.


Duration: 2008

Deliverables: Coal exploration in the Songea area.


Duration: 2018 – date

Deliverables: Advising junior exploration company on new discovery of gold mineralisation along the Lurío Shear Zone. Compilation of technical reports.


Duration: 2016 -2018

Deliverables: Provision of training for orogenic gold exploration.

Canada (Ontario)

Duration: 2017 – date

Deliverables: Delivery of annual field training with focus on greenstone belt-hosted orogenic gold deposits.


Duration: 2019

Deliverables: Provision of technical orogenic gold training course to major and junior exploration and mining companies.


Duration: 2019 – date

Deliverables: Advising on porphyry copper and epithermal copper-gold-silver projects in the Salta Region, Argentina. Acting as technical director for junior exploration company. Target generation and license area acquisition.


Duration: 2021 – date

Deliverables: VMS exploration in the Trøndelag region.  Provision of expert consulting services to Canadian-listed junior exploration company, including the interpretation of magnetic survey datasets and Ionic Leach soil geochemistry. This supported the definition of new exploration targets and improved the overall exploration strategy.


Duration: 2020

Deliverables: Advising on geotechnical logging procedures and workflows for Paldiski hydropower station. Training of local geological team.

Our Services


client Testimonials

Southern Cross Britannia Ltd.

“To date, Benedikt has made a distinct impact on our business and helped to steer the focus of our porphyry and epithermal gold-copper exploration strategy for 2020.”

AMR Gold Ltd.

“Overall, I highly recommend and rate Benedikt as a mineral exploration geologist and consultant. I would certainly hire him again.”

Mila Resources PLC

“Benedikt was very diligent in his work and proved to be very good companionship during extended field stints in Africa.”

About Us

Benedikt Steiner

Dr Benedikt Steiner
PhD | CGeol | EurGeol | FHEA

Dr James Barnet

Dr James Barnet
PhD | MSci | MCSM | FGS
Associate Senior Geologist


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Benedikt Steiner | MSci | ARSM | CGeol | Director
Based in Maidenhead · UK

Registered address:
7 Milbanke Court,
Milbanke Way,
Berkshire, RG12 1RP

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