Passionate. Driven. Reliable.
Our principal expertise lies in fostering a science-driven, best practice approach to mineral exploration. Since the inception of XPLORE GLOBAL Ltd. in 2016, we have worked on numerous exploration projects worldwide, and cemented our international reputation of being able to extract significant information from large geochemical and geophysical exploration databases, adding value in regional target generation, testing and evaluation. Examples of this specialist exploration geochemistry and project generation work were published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Irish Journal of Earth Sciences and Minerals.
We have experience and cover all significant mineral deposit types, including porphyry Cu-Au, greenstone-hosted orogenic Au, sedimentary-hosted base metal deposits, and LCT pegmatites.
We are equally comfortable to work in the field setting up and running projects under harsh and remote conditions, and in the office planning the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of geoscientific data.
Benedikt Steiner is a Qualified Person and is able to compile and sign reports under the JORC, NI43-101 and PERC standards.
Summary scope of exploration services:
- Target and project generation, desktop studies and data compilation projects
- Reporting of results under the JORC, NI43-101 and PERC standards
- Geological Mapping and Geochemical sampling, using a manual and App-based GIS approach
- Planning, supervision and management of exploration and drilling programmes
- Comprehensive exploration geochemistry support, incl. planning and supervision of sampling projects, advice on appropriate sampling design and analytical suites, interpretation of geochemical results, best-practice QC and laboratory liaisons.
- Interpretation of processed geophysical datasets, including magnetic, radiometric and electromagnetic surveys.
- Development of logging and sampling databases, and applications in mobile GIS technology (sampling apps).
Benedikt currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer and MSc Programme Director in Exploration and Mining Geology at the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK. In this role he is involved with the development and teaching of a variety of subjects applied to mineral exploration and mining to under- and post-graduate learners.
His track record of successful and sought-after teaching activities spans across 7 European countries, 10 academic institutions and industrial associations, and more than 400 students.
Since 2012, numerous short courses covering exploration targeting and geochemistry, orogenic gold and LCT pegmatite deposits, have successfully been run in the field, and in a classroom-setting. Starting in 2020, we also offer selected training programmes as self-study and video-based courses. Please contact us for further details.
SCIENTIFIC PROOF-READING SERVICES
XPLORE GLOBAL now offers a high-quality, professional, personalised proof-reading service for both academic and non-academic geological texts, led by Dr James Barnet. James is the sole author of two geological books and the first author of 3 scientific papers in high-impact journals, along with a co-author on a recent Science paper, who has been working for a number of years as the main freelance proof reader for Saint-Petersburg State University and collaborating institutions. Rest assured, no matter the quality of the text we receive, we will return a high-quality professional piece of work suitable for purpose. Each job is different and our service is personalised to individual needs, with an incredibly competitive pricing structure as we cut out the “middle man”, a necessity which increases the price at many large proof-reading companies. Contact us for a bespoke no-obligation quote.
Deliverables: Organic geochemistry analysis and palaeoenvironmental study
Deliverables: Prospectivity map for orogenic Au deposits in the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt, regional exploration targeting
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
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.
Deliverables: Resource drilling campaigns for Rossing Uranium Z20 expansion project and upgrade of overall resource
Deliverables: greenfields copper target generation and testing in underexplored areas of NW Zambia, logistics, HSEC
Deliverables: field visit, sampling and prioritization of Sn-W-LCT and coltan pegmatite target areas. Production of technical summary report for AIM-listed company
Eastern Former Soviet Union (Russia)
Deliverables: Desktop studies, exploration targeting reports for hydrocarbons and industrial minerals, production of depositional environment/ tectonic, chronostratigraphic maps and charts.
Duration: 20016 – 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
Deliverables: Desktop study, Common Risk Segment mapping onshore/ offshore, production of play schematics and cross-sections