Junior Exploration and Development Clients 

Golder understands the unique needs of junior exploration and development clients and has the experience and insight necessary to deliver results for projects in a diverse range of metals commodities, environments, and international locations.

In addition to Golder’s open-pit and underground mine planning services, golder uses a ground-up approach to provide our base metals, precious metals, and iron ore clients with a wide range of exploration and development services including:

  • Data compilation and validation
  • Development of geological targeting criteria
  • Target generation and prioritisation
  • Surface and underground mapping
  • Sampling and bulk sampling program support
  • Exploration drilling program support
  • QA/QC program design and monitoring
  • Database design and management
  • Geostatistical analysis
  • Geological and grade modelling
  • Resource and reserves estimates and audits

Golder’s professionally registered geologists and mining engineers are well versed in internationally recognized resources and reserves disclosure regulations (including SEC, JORC, and NI 43-101) and provide our metals clients with respected and credible Independent Qualified Persons services.

Project Spotlight



Emerald Ranch LLC

Bulldog Underground Drill Hole Data Entry

Colorado, United States

Challenge:  Emerald Ranch needed to evaluate data and historic workings from multiple sources in this famous old mining district.

Solution:  Golder gathered, coordinated, geo-rectified and built a 3-D geological model including historic assays and underground workings for a portion of the Creede District.


Gold Reef of Nevada

Elko & Lander Counties Gold Exploration

Nevada, United States

Challenge:  Gold Reef of Nevada required assistance in implementing a multi-phase exploration program in northeastern Nevada.

Solution:  golder was involved in both early and late phases of the exploration program, conducting field investigations and database management and designing the follow-up drilling programs and providing support in preparing a NI 43-101 compliant geological summary report.