Geology & Resource Estimation

SRK has considerable experience in managing exploration programmes, interpreting the structural setting of ore deposits and in drilling, sampling and assaying techniques. This enables us to help our clients find, delineate and estimate the size and quality of their mineral deposits effectively. Our team of resource geologists has a wealth of experience in the majority of commodities and mineral occurrences.

Data quality and sampling density are the cornerstones of this work and we provide specific services in this area. In addition, we use state of the art software to produce 3D models of the geometry of the mineralisation, as well as statistical and geostatistical methods to determine and model the distribution of the commodity of interest within these. This enables us to then report Mineral Resource Estimates in line with international reporting codes, and also provides a good basis for mine planning and subsequent project evaluation exercises.

Our overall approach is to tailor our input to our clients’ particular needs, whilst maintaining an independent role for reporting of resources and reserves in the public domain.

SRK provides the data needed for early mineral exploration and converts to useful format for decision-making..
Successful exploration relies on efficiently managing exploration programs based on effective application and interpretation of geology, geochemistry and geophysics to generate and test exploration targets. Our core exploration services include exploration and drill planning, exploration management, QA/QC assessments and planning, audits on drilling, economic assessments, and project evaluations.
Many ore deposits are formed within tectonically active areas, such as ancient basins and orogenic belts. It is no wonder then that the vast majority of mineral deposits are affected or controlled, to a greater or lesser extent, by geological structures. From the perspective of mineral exploration and mining, the...
SRK has access to excellent analytical facilities such as optical and electron microscopy, electron microprobe, X-ray diffraction and, for ultra trace element analysis
Evaluation of the mineralogy and petrology of ore minerals and associated gangue is an essential key to understanding the genesis and mineral associations of ore deposits. These studies are fundamental in the assessment of the potential methods for mineral processing and the differentiation of ore types to be considered in...
SRK has the capability to assess a client's existing sampling programmes in order to determine whether the strategy employed by the client is meeting set aims and objectives.
The collection of reliable samples from a mineral prospect or mine is an essential basis for the production of an accurate resource estimate. The strategy to be adopted must thus be carefully designed so that at each stage of the process, the chance of taking biased, unrepresentative or contaminated samples...
SRK reviews both quality assurance / quality control procedures and data, to ensure data quality.
Appropriate Sampling and Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) is essential in all aspects of the mineral deposit evaluation process to ensure the best possible confidence in resultant mineral resource and reserve estimates are achieved; the quality of an estimate is dependent on the quality of the data used. Services Independent...
SRK provides services and solutions to capture, validate, analyse and manage your technical data helping communicate the results with precision and clarity.
Effective, efficient and secure electronic storage of technical data is a fundamental aspect of good quality exploration, Mineral Resource estimation and mine planning. SRK provides services and solutions to capture, validate, analyse and manage your technical data helping communicate the results with precision and clarity. Services Digitisation of historical paper-based...
SRK has a deep understanding of the geological controls on grade distribution throughout mineral deposits and offers 2D and 3D computerised model.
Understanding the geological controls on grade distribution throughout a mineral deposit is key to the development of a robust assessment of mining potential. A 2D or 3D computerised model of geology and grade is fundamental to modern Mineral Resource estimation. Attention to geological interpretation and domaining yields the most robust...
SRK brings a depth of knowledge to statistical and geological modelling to support resource estimation and technical reporting to international standards.
Our geologists have extensive experience in exploration, database management, resource estimation, grade control and conditional simulation. We can take your project from grassroots exploration through the feasibility study stage and into production.
SRK professionals are experienced in applying Mineral Resource classification in accordance with international reporting codes, such as JORC, SAMREC and CIM (NI 43-101).
Natural variability, sample spacing and analytical imprecision influence the confidence we have in production plans derived from an orebody model. The quality of estimate should be considered alongside likely extraction methods in order to assess the reliability of production schedules and dependent business plans. SRK has a large team of...
Understanding grade distribution, optimising mining selectivity and controlling mining dilution and losses through grade control are essential for achieving the mine plan. SRK has the expertise to implement, monitor, analyse and react to grade control data. This allows the results to be reconciled against planned production and actual plant data...
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