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Geological Appraisal

GEOLOGICAL APPRAISAL
InSitu Advisory has a wealth of experience providing professional and technical consultancy services the mining and quarrying industries.
We are able to provide a full life cycle service offering to our clients which includes detailed geological investigation and appraisal, pit modelling, volumetric assessment, operational support, rehabilitation options (including waste management), closure and aftercare support.  

Our services include:

  • Desktop reviews;
  • Field assessments;
  • Geological mapping and interpretation;
  • Drill hole planning;
  • Drilling supervision and sampling;
  • Materials sample testing coordination;
  • Test result interpretation;
  • Geological modelling and pit design;
  • Three dimensional modelling and cross sections;
  • Thin section, XRD/XRF and petrographical analysis;
  • Volumetric assessment;
  • Resource appraisals;
  • Resource and reserve quantification;
  • Resource reporting to JORC and non-JORC compliant requirements;
  • Development Applications and Environmental Management Plans;
  • Concept and detailed design for landfilling as a rehabilitation option;
  • Annual reporting;
  • Closure and post closure plans.

With projects across Australia and Asia, we specialise in industrial minerals and hard rock resources including silica sands, kaolin, bauxite, bentonite, sand and gravels, slate, shale, clay, sandstone, basalt, quartzite, limestone, granite, coal and dimension stone.

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Private Client: Tooperang Sand Quarry

Project Name: Tooperang Sand Quarry, SA – Mineral Exploration

Client: Private Client

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Silica Sand

Date: April 2017 onwards

InSitu Advisory was commissioned to undertake a comprehensive mineral exploration and resource assessment in order to assess the vertical and lateral extent of a high quality silica sand.  The project involved exploration using RAB drilling techniques, sampling and laboratory testing.

Three-dimensional computer aided resource modelling using linear and non-linear estimations were undertaken relying on drill hole logs recorded by the InSitu Advisory supervising geologist.  A detailed geological appraisal report was produced that included findings of the drilling, sampling and testing together with resource volumes and tonnage estimates.

Bobbara: Galong Mine Resource Appraisal

Project Name: Galong Mine, NSW – Resource Appraisal

Client: Bobbara Pty Ltd

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Limestone

Date: May 2019

InSitu Advisory were engaged to undertake a resource quality assessment within a high purity limestone mine.  The InSitu Advisory geological team undertook a detailed walkover survey, GPS surveying, resource sampling and coordination of laboratory chemical and physical testing.

Reporting included detailed computer generated pit modelling, resource assessment, laboratory testing result interpretation, geological survey plans and a non-JORC volumetric and tonnage assessment.

SC Lowy: Kaolin Resource Appraisal

Project Name: Kaolin Resource Appraisal, WA

Client: SC Lowy (HK) Ltd

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Kaolin

Date: June 2017

InSitu Advisory undertook a comprehensive mineral exploration and resource assessment in order to assess the vertical and lateral extent of a high purity kaolin.  The project involved exploration using RAB drilling techniques, continuous sampling and laboratory testing for whiteness and brightness.

Three-dimensional computer aided resource modelling was undertaken, using drill hole logs recorded by the InSitu Advisory supervising geologist.  A detailed geological appraisal report was produced that included findings of the drilling, sampling and testing together with estimated resource volumes and tonnage conversions.

Indigenous Business Australia: Geological Assessment – Dolomite

Project Name: Katherine, NT

Client: Indigenous Business Australia

Discipline: Geological Assessment – Dolomite

Date: September 2017

InSitu Advisory were engaged to undertake a resource quality assessment within a high purity dolomite mine.  The InSitu Advisory geological team undertook a detailed walkover survey, GPS surveying, resource sampling and coordination of laboratory chemical and physical testing.

Reporting included detailed computer generated pit modelling, resource assessment, laboratory testing result interpretation, geological survey plans and a non-JORC volumetric and tonnage assessment.

Hanson Construction Materials: Geological Assessment and Reporting – Industrial Minerals

Project Name: Various projects WA

Client: Hanson Construction Materials

Discipline: Geological Assessment and Reporting  – Industrial Minerals

Date: Ongoing

InSitu Advisory provide geological appraisals and assessments of numerous industrial mineral operations, focusing primarily on concrete sand, crushed rock and aggregates.

Our competent geologists (as defined by JORC, 2012) regularly prepare Mineralisation Reports and Supporting Statements for numerous mining lease applications for submissions to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) within WA.