Geology or Geoscience (also called Earth Science) is the study of Earth. Geology is much more than rocks, ore & minerals. It studies the processes that form and shape Earth's surface, the natural resources we use, and how water and ecosystems are interconnected. Geology requires knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, and math to study earths resources.
Mineral Exploration is a series of dovetailing scientific activities to determine presence of ores or minerals over or under the surface.. If the exploration process identifies ores & minerals deposits that can be economically extracted, then mining in the future may be possible. The chances of a mineral deposit becoming a mine are 1 in 100.
Mining is a process of extracting ores & minerals by mechanical, hydraulic or chemical means.More often than not it requires drilling,blasting,shovelling,trucking and crushing.
Rocks are generally made up of two of more minerals, mixed up through geological processes.
Ore is a metalliferous mineral or an aggregate of metalliferous minerals and gangue (associated rock of no economic value), that can be mined at a profit.
Minerals barring few exceptions, are an inorganic substance occurring in nature that has a definite chemical composition and distinctive physical properties or molecular structure. (One exception ,coal,an organic substance is also a mineral.)
Mineral Deposit is a natural occurrence of a useful mineral, while Ore Deposit denotes a mineral deposit of sufficient extent and concentration to invite exploitation.
Reconnoitery Exploration also known as grassroots exploration is carried out to to firm up possible existence/extent of mineralization of target area on a regional scale. This involves literature studies, remote sensing, areal & ground geophysical survey , regional geological overview, mapping, chipping, sampling and analyses coupled with limited RC/DC drilling to firm up possible existence/extent of mineralization.
Detailed Exploration involves amalgamation of Reconnoitery exploration data to create an exploration plan for exploration through RC/DC drilling at specific grids, logging, sampling, analyses ,RQD and use to outputs to prepare 3D ore body geometry followed by Resource & Reserve estimation and using them for mine planning.
Resource is that amount of a geologic commodity that exists in both discovered and undiscovered deposits—by definition, then, a “best guess.
Reserves are that subgroup of a resource that have been discovered, have a known size, and can be extracted at a profit.
Project management services ensure that assigned consulting engineering projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required standards. Geoxplorers team has experience managing projects of various sizes and complexities.