For over 50 years, exploration and mining companies alike have been trusting WGM geological consultants to deliver best-in-class exploration services for their mineral assets. Our clients take comfort in knowing that each and every project is handled by experts in their specific fields, whether it’s project management of an iron ore drill program or resource estimation of a uranium deposit.
Around the globe, WGM’s proficiency in turnkey exploration management services and its technical expertise have contributed to the company’s worldwide reputation for excellence and cost-effective project execution. WGM’s geological consultants have the demonstrated ability to integrate and organize all of the technical and development aspects of a project to meet the client’s objectives anywhere in the world.
Knowing when to pursue a project takes determination and effective due diligence – knowing when to walk away often takes much more. Our geological and mining consultants work within the framework of your organization’s business strategy (i.e. risk aversion vs. tolerance) to realize the true potential of your properties. WGM has helped countless organizations mitigate the inherent risks in developing their mineral assets through a step-by-step, systematic approach to evaluating their mineral potential, and by laying out the framework for future exploration.
Resource Estimations and Audits
Our mineral resource estimation consultants have amassed decades of experience in virtually all known deposit types, and include two of Geovia’s former most Senior Business Analysts, along with experts in geostatistics and geological modelling. Clients often request technical audits to ensure that resource estimates and reserve estimates have been estimated according to standard mining industry practice (NI 43-101, JORC) or to obtain an independent assessment of their estimates for third parties, or for regulatory filing requirements.
Turnkey Exploration Project Management
WGM has been successfully running exploration programs for junior exploration and mining companies around the globe for the past 50 years. Our turnkey exploration management services includes staffing, camp logistics and setup, data compilation, target selection, surface and underground exploration, geological, geophysical and geochemical survey, drilling, mineral resource and reserve estimates and preliminary feasibility studies.
Despite the many advances in exploration technology, much of the industry’s collective knowledge is still locked away in historical hardcopy – hundreds of thousands of maps, drill logs, and technical reports degrading over each passing day. WGM’s in-house CAD team can assist your group in unlocking that knowledge base to help realize your asset’s true potential. Using our state of the art in-house large format scanners, we can digitize and georeference all hardcopy drawings into true three-dimensional shape files for your permanent digital archives.
Remote Sensing and GIS
Today’s satellite imagery can provide base maps for exploration programs where accurate topographic maps are not available, and can also assist in identifying geological structures, lithologies and alteration depending on terrain and vegetation cover. SAR (radar) sensors penetrate cloud, dry snow and provide a shaded relief effect which enhances subtle geological features.