FWS senior staff have significant experience in the design of resource estimation programmes, data storage, validation and interpretation; geological modelling and mineral resource/ore reserve estimation; and reporting in accordance with international resources reporting codes such as JORC (2012) and NI 43-101.
Our consultants have extensive experience in the design, implementation, and reporting of mineral resource estimation programmes with skills in the following areas:
Drilling and Sampling: Selecting the appropriate drill method, wireline suite (for coal exploration or geotechnical investigation), sample method, sample spacing and assay technique is key to designing a successful resource estimation programme and is specific to each deposit type and commodity. Our consultants are highly experienced in the design and implementation of resource estimation programmes.
Data Integrity and Validation: Our experience includes the validation of a Client’s existing data; design of appropriate sampling protocols and assay techniques; and implementation and monitoring of QA/QC data. This is essential to code-compliant resource reporting and provides robust, reliable and repeatable results to maximise confidence in the resource estimation.
Geological Interpretation and Modelling: Our expertise allows resource estimates to accurately reflect the geological controls on mineralisation in combination with relevant statistical analysis, providing the Client with the confidence to proceed on a sound scientific foundation. Our staff and associates are experienced in the modelling of data in 2D and 3D for accurate resource estimation.
Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Estimation: Our consultants are qualified to report and sign-off on exchange compliant mineral resource and mineral reserve statements for a diverse range of commodities and deposit types, including coal, precious and base metals, agro-minerals and industrial minerals.