Mineral Exploration



PROSPECTING

GEMS utilize conventional prospecting as an integral part of its mineral exploration programs, under the direction of project geologists. Experienced prospectors are also frequently deployed on heavy mineral and stream silt sediment programs to lend an extra dimension to such programs. The availability of 'trained eyes' in such programs has often proven to be a cost effective method of detecting and localizing mineralized occurrences in the early stages of exploration programs and can immediately help in focusing attention on areas that may require further work. The object of the prospecting of an area is based on

  • Delineation of Mineral Deposits
  • Nature of Overburden and Interburden
  • Geologic Structures etc.,
  • Integrated Mine Plan and Mine Design.



MAPPING

GEMS personnel design specific geological mapping programs to capture all available geological data on properties. Our geologists&catographers have experience in underground, detailed grid, and regional reconnaissance mapping. This mapping is combined with available geophysical and geochemical data to form a comprehensive interpretation of the property geology. Mapping can comprise of:


  • Measurement and sampling of stratigraphic sections
  • Structural and Metamorphic data
  • Detailed interpretation.

GEOCHEMICAL SURVEYING

GEMS has carried out geochemical surveys including heavy mineral stream, sieved stream silt, moss mat, till, soil, and lithogeochemical sampling programs.Materials derived from these various surveys and programs are analyzed under our direction at accredited commercial laboratories, using appropriate analytical techniques and QA/QC controls. The resulting information is then interpreted within the geological and geophysical contexts to define areas of potential mineralization, as well as to define areas of low potential. The latter can be especially important when large land positions need to be trimmed so as to preserve exploration capital.


GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING

GEMS has carried out provides Geophysical surveys investigate the physical properties of the ground by use of specialized equipment. The survey results provide information on subsurface ground conditions that would not be evident from the ground surface, for all types of practical engineering and environmental applications. Geophysical surveys are non-intrusive and non-invasive, and can help to avoid disruption that may be caused by extensive drilling, pitting and trenching. A geophysics investigation can cover large site areas rapidly to provide either reconnaissance data or a detailed investigation, and can optimize the targeting of any essential intrusive inspections.As Geophysical consultants, GEMS can provide you with totally unbiased and independent advice about the usefulness and benefits of geophysical ground investigation for your site.


DRILLING

GEMS has designed, contracted and managed numerous diamond-drill and reverse circulation programs. These projects have been managed from the negotiation of contracts through drilling supervision, to the presentation of assay results and lithological logs in a final report. As part of any drill program we carry out QA/QC procedures including the insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates into the sample stream to ensure the validity of the final results.


ASSOCIATE GEOLOGISTS

GEMS has access to a large pool of experienced geologists with diverse experience and backgrounds. We match the geologist to the program requirements to best serve our client's needs.We also hire geological students and recent graduates as assistants. We routinely mentor the new generation of geologists so that they become responsible professionals.


FIELD CREWS

GEMS also employs seasonal field technicians to carry out our mineral exploration programs. These include prospectors, geological technicians, camp managers and first aid attendants. Many of these employees have worked with GEMS on a seasonal basis for over ten years.