|What is Exploration Project Management?
remote sensing is an ideal first pass tool when exploring for porphyry copper and gold in
arid areas such as Northern Chile, it is of little value for exploration for the same
styles of mineralisation in areas of dense vegetation and heavy cloud cover such as the
islands of S.E. Asia.
Where satellite or airborne radar is appropriate in the latter, it is of limited use in
the former. Airborne geophysics can be valuable at various stages in exploration but in
difficult mountainous terrain, such as the Andes, can be a high cost alternative to other
more direct methods.
In all projects managed, a range of technologies have been used including remote
sensing, geological mapping, geochemical and geophysical surveys, and different types of
drilling. The key to cost effective exploration lies in applying the various tools
appropriately - "the right tool, in the right place, at the right time!"
is AGARSS' approach.
AGARSS are experienced explorationists who can advise on appropriate technologies for
the various stages of exploration in different terrains and for a range of commodities.
Through Bob Agar, AGARSS has over 10 years experience in Exploration Management
The very successful Weld Range Joint Venture project owned by Sons of Gwalia Ltd. (65%)
and Dragon Mining (35%) for three years from 1994 to 1997 during which time the Platinum
Group Metals supergene resource was defined and lateritic nickel mineralisation
discovered. Indeed, the nickel discovery came about solely due to Bob's push for regional
work over the whole concession as a means of testing the Weld Range Ultramafic complex for
nickel and chrome mineralisation prior to necessary ground rationalisation. The work
succeeded in defining extensive nickel and cobalt mineralisation with excellent economic
Examples of work AGARSS has been involved in
Gold, base metal and diamond exploration for Perth based Carr Boyd Minerals Ltd. from
1987 to 1990. This involved exploration in Western Australia and Queensland at home and
Nevada, U.S.A. overseas.
Exploration for gold in the Eastern Desert of Egypt on behalf of London based Greenwich