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.
Deliverables: Organic geochemistry analysis and palaeoenvironmental study
Deliverables: CP and technical advisor for junior exploration company focusing on battery metals. Review of pegmatite exploration data of the Central Gobi Desert, training of geology team.
Deliverables: Technical advisor and Qualified Person for greenfields and brownfields exploration in the Kenticha LCT pegmatite district. Canadian junior exploration company.
Deliverables: Review of exploration and mining opportunities for two separate international investor groups in the FCT and Kwara Districts. Commodities: Sn-W deposits (Cornish-style mineralisation), Li-Cs-Ta pegmatites. Compilation of NI43-101 QPR for properties east of Abuja.
Deliverables: Strategic review of exploration licenses in the Pilgangoora LCT Pegmatite District. Provision of advice about follow-up exploration priorities.
New South Wales
Deliverables: Strategic review of exploration licenses in the Kantappa Sn-Ta Pegmatite District. Provision of advice about follow-up exploration priorities.
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.
Deliverables: Wireline log analysis and correlation, basin study and petroleum prospectivty
Duration: 2017 – 2019
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
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)
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
Deliverables: Desktop study, Common Risk Segment mapping onshore/ offshore, production of play schematics and cross-sections
Deliverables: Target generation using GSI datasets. Published paper.
Duration: 2016 – date
Deliverables: Current base, regional geology, field trips and exploration targeting with local junior exploration companies.
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 and field visit.
Deliverables: Technical review of tenure around the Walbouchi LCT Pegmatite Deposit, including interpretation of till geochemistry, magnetic surveys, and reporting writing.
Duration: 2016 -2018
Deliverables: Provision of training for orogenic gold exploration in Western Australia.
Deliverables: Delivery of annual field training with focus on greenstone belt-hosted orogenic gold deposits.
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. Compilation of NI43-101 QPR.
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.
Further involvement with other ASX-listed junior exploration company as senior technical advisor. Starting up greenfields exploration from scratch in 2021, then handing over to permanent local team. Conducted first-ever large scale reconnaissance exploration for rare-element pegmatites in the Nord Helgeland area (2022) as project leader.
Deliverables: Advising on geotechnical logging procedures and workflows for Paldiski hydropower station. Training of local geological team.
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.”
“Benedikt is a very motivated and knowledgeable professional, and was of great assistance during our Project.”
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.”
NGALI Mining Ltd.
“Benedikt is a very organized professional carrying out tasks in a timely and efficient manner and therefore is a great addition to any team or company seeking to add technical expertise to their projects.”
Minas do Lurio Lda.
“I am very happy with his contributions and the value he generated. Therefore, I would like to recommend him as a mineral exploration consultant.”
Dr Benedikt Steiner
PhD | CGeol | EurGeol | FHEA
Dr James Barnet
PhD | MSci | MCSM | FGS
Associate Senior Geologist
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XPLORE GLOBAL Ltd.
Benedikt Steiner | MSci | ARSM | CGeol | Director
Based in Maidenhead · UK
7 Milbanke Court,
Berkshire, RG12 1RP
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