Canadian-Irish funded Adventus Enlists Aurum for Regional Target Generation Studies

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Data

Project Date: 2011 and ongoing

Project Location: Ireland, UK, Spain

Project Duration: Ongoing

Services Used: Data Services, Field Services and Target Generation

Snapshot

– Aurum enlisted to conduct regional target generation for base-metals in specific European jurisdictions
– The team assessed data available on the internal system, before moving onto external resources
– Desktop study that evolved into a field study

PROJECT BRIEF

Adventus Exploration enlisted Aurum to conduct regional target generation for base-metals in specific European jurisdictions.
Historical databases were compiled allowing a study of the results of historical exploration within the geological context of the areas.

A series of exploration projects targeting specified mineralization were identified and the client continues work with further assessments, licence acquisition and active exploration programmes.

CHALLENGES

For these desktop studies, data collection is always a challenge, as acquisition of required information can be extremely time-consuming. A particular consideration when undertaking data review and target generation in non-English speaking countries is the language barrier.

SOLUTION

Once the team was briefed by the client, the members began assessing the data available to them on their internal system, before moving onto external resources.

Historical data was compiled into a digital database and areas assessed based on the results of historical exploration, as well as the geological environment.

The results of initial research identified the areas with the greatest potential to host specified type of targeted mineralization.
Desktop studies like these often evolve into a field study and this was the case with the Irish copper project. After considering the recommendations of the initial review, Adventus enlisted Aurum to carry out verification mapping and sampling. This was followed-up with a field visit by a team of Aurum geologists and a leading expert in the field of sediment-hosted copper mineralization.

This project involved senior geologists, junior geologists and the Aurum IT department. Senior geologists assisted with data acquisition, assessment and interpretation; junior geologists and the IT department assisted with data acquisition, assessment, initial field sampling and generation of field maps.

RESULTS

The client is continuing with further assessments, licence acquisition and exploration programmes for all areas.