GEOLOGICAL AND MINERAL EXPLORATION SERVICES
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 M.Sc. 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,
- Advanced GIS and database management,
- Drilling techniques and logistics,
- 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 Ltd. 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.