Mineral Exploration

Our team has diverse commodity experience that includes base metals, precious metals and industrial minerals globally. Recent exploration projects have included, resource estimates for hard rock lithium and brines, iron ore, orogenic, epithermal and mesothermal gold, carbonate host Pb/Zn, Ni, VMS, rare earth and uranium, gypsum and aggregates.

Project Management

Mercator can provide a turnkey solution to your next exploration project. Our professionals can assist with exploration project design, staffing, contract management, and operation management. Our hands on team has expensive experience running remote field exploration or drilling program from start to finish.

Prospectivity Analytics and Exploration Targeting

Mercator utilizes advanced exploration data analytics to develop deposit specific algorithms for advanced predictability and prospectivity modelling, suitable for all stages of an exploration project. This involves algorithm-assisted prospectivity analysis and  customized target generation methods that Mercator has developed merges multiple data types with spatial coverage, including geology, geochemistry, LiDAR and geophysics to identify areas with greatest prospectivity for a desired deposit type.

Machine Learning is utilized to development an optimized logical workflow (sampling, training, testing, application) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) products make it possible to maximize the value of a dataset by carrying out an in-depth analysis, determining the quality of the data and its ability to create a predictive image. The results can identify mineral specific exploration vectors that are modelled in Leapfrog and QGIS for enhanced 3D visualization.

Mineral Resource Estimates

Our resource specialists have extensive experience in NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimates, statistical analysis, QA/QC controls, and 2D and 3D geological and structural interpretation. We have developed both geological models and Mineral Resource Estimates for many commodities and deposit types around the globe.

Utilizing advanced modeling software like Leapfrog® and Surpac™ we work closely with clients to develop Mineral Resource Estimates. These estimates are prepared in accordance with the level of confidence required by CIM Standards that have been incorporated in NI 43-101.

GIS and Database Management

Our database specialists and GIS mapping team can transform your analogue paper documents into sophisticated queryable databases and digital map files.  This allows for detailed analysis, enhanced visualization, data compilation and development of active databases for data collection on exploration projects.

From site planning to report figures, marketing graphics, the GIS, Graphics team works closely with clients and project managers to help you get the most from your exploration datasets.

Regulatory Compliance and NI 43-101

Our staff and associates offer NI 43-101 expertise and guidance on Canadian mining disclosure standards and compliance with stock exchange rules and listing requirements. They are available to assist your Company through application of these important rules and guidelines related to NI 43-101 and CIM standards and policies for the TSX, TSX Venture, and CSE original listing requirements. We provide independent peer reviews of your NI 43-101 technical reports, news releases, corporate presentations, websites, continuous disclosure documents, etc. to highlight any potential red flags in your disclosure that could trigger a review of your Company by the securities commissions, stock exchanges and IIROC.