Exploration Risk Analysis

exploration

Mineral exploration is the process of searching for evidence of mineralization hosted in the surrounding rocks. The general principle works by extracting pieces of geological information from several places and extrapolating this over the larger area to develop a geological picture. Exploration works in stages of increasing sophistication, with cheap, cruder methods implemented at the…

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Burgex Expands Geological Services and Enhances Client Experience with New Staff Additions

burgex team

Burgex Mining Consultants is excited to announce the addition of two new full-time Consulting Geologists and a new Director of Sales and Business Development to our talented team. James Balagna James Balagna, III, CPG has joined the Burgex Mining Consultants team as a Senior Consulting Geologist. Mr. Balagna has an extensive career spanning decades conducting…

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Southeastern Aggregate Production Map

aggregate

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our mineral market analysis, mining consulting, and exploration services, the Geographic Information System (GIS) team at Burgex Mining Consultants has been busy developing a comprehensive interactive geospatial model of construction aggregate supply and demand in the Southeastern United States. Likewise, Burgex has built a team of experts…

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Drone Use

droneuse

Drone technology isn’t new, but the applications constantly change on where they can be used and how.The first unmanned aerial vehicles developed in Britain and the USA during the First World War: Britain’s Aerial Target and the USA’s aerial torpedo known as the Kettering Bug. These pilotless vehicles were actual aircraft with no onboard passengers…

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Geochemically Evaluating Your Claim: Mobile Metal Ions

Soil Sample Testing

So, you have identified a parcel of land and are heading out to stake your claim. Awesome work prospector! Now, whether your claim is informed by historic production or perhaps you have a hunch on what lies underfoot, you most likely want to investigate what precious metals, base metals, and other minerals you now have…

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How to Stake a Mining Claim

claim staking

Congratulations, Prospector! You found a piece of land worth claiming. But do you know how to properly stake a mining claim? When claim staking a federal mining claim on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or Forest Service lands, there are a couple of key steps you must take to ensure your claim will be…

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4 Tips for Using a Portable XRF Analyzer

xrf analyzer

At first blush, the portable XRF analyzer seems like a magical field tool for prospecting and conducting mineral exploration. While this can be somewhat true in the investigation of certain mineral commodities (in conjunction with proper sample preparation and procedure), there are other situations in which the XRF is less useful directly but can still…

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2021 Aggregate Production Forecast

aggregate

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, most of us are looking ahead to the promise of a new year. Covid-19 left its mark on every industry worldwide, and the construction aggregates industry was no exception. This industry takes into its scope crushed stone and construction sand and gravel. While the industry was certainly impacted due…

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Carlson Software

Curved Road on Mountain

The Carlson add-on to the Autodesk AutoCAD software is a powerful tool in the mine planning and mine design portion of mine engineering for a site. Burgex utilizes several modules of the Carlson software when evaluating current and future mine/quarry locations. The process can vary from site to site as location circumstances change and the…

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