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Geology Basics

Start here if you’re not sure. We review the fundamentals of geology as they relate to resource and mineral exploration.

  • A portable bore-hole logging system

    Down-hole Geophysics in Mineral Exporation

    Overview During early exploration, particularly in ‘greenfield’ areas away from mines or known mineralisation, very little information is known about the rocks.  If an exploration company has the budget to drill a few holes and conduct an airborne or groun...

  • How Important is a Social Licence to Operate?

    Community engagement is no longer optional for junior explorers. Earning your social licence to operate is as important as any geophysical survey, geochemical sampling program or drill campaign to advance a promising exploration project toward an operating...

  • What the –ic? An Introduction to Alteration

    Overview Alteration is a term that appears in almost every junior mining company press release or project description, often repeated many times in a single paragraph. It is usually prefaced by a strange assortment of words ending in –ic, like potassic, ad...

  • SEDEX: The Biggest Lead and Zinc Deposits in the World

    More than half of the world’s zinc and lead has come from SEDEX deposits like Mt Isa in Australia, Red Dog in Alaska and the former Sullivan mine in Canada. SEDEX (SEDimentary Exhalative) deposits are one of several types of sediment-hosted lead-zinc depos...

  • National Instrument 43-101: An Overview for Investors

    Remember that a NI 43-101 compliant report is only that: A compliant report. It simply means that the rules for reporting on a property were followed. Introduction National Instrument (NI) 43-101 is a technical reporting standard developed by the Canadian ...

Down-hole Geophysics in Mineral Exporation

A portable bore-hole logging system

Overview During early exploration, particularly in ‘greenfield’ areas away from mines or known mineralisation, very little information is known about the rocks.  If an exploration company has the budget to ...

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Folding, Faulting and Mineralization

On a smaller scale they can help identify planes of weakness and channels in which fluids may have deposited economic minerals. On a larger scale they can help the geologist to ...

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Potash and other Evaporite Deposits

Evaporites are water soluble mineral salts that form through the evaporation and concentration of salt water. Evaporite minerals can form huge sedimentary sequences, a remnant of the inland seas and ...

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