Top reasons people turn to GeoLogic
for their geological engineering
and mining projects.

Ben Black, Owner and Principal Geological Engineer with Geologic, on the top reason so many people turn to GeoLogic for their geological engineering and mining projects.

Ben: “The problems that we see often with regards to reports that we receive from clients that other geological engineering or mining companies have produced is the overall work product is substandard. It’s poorly written and overestimates or over highlights the quantity and quality of the material that is available on a project.”

Typically the reports or mine plan gloss over key aspects of the project, such as, how they’re going to handle overburden, and what the actual mine life is going to be. How much material can they actually mine? They usually do not take into consideration the overburdened storage. How they are going to handle addressing wetlands, or the addition of railroad spurs or access roads. Some of the reports I’ve seen in the past take into consideration mining the whole entire property when that’s not even physically possible.

Question: So, when the reporting is incorrect and inaccurate, what are some of the issues that arise?

Ben: They find themselves in some type of legal proceedings like tax court or inquiry by the Department of Justice or the I.R.S. And what that does is calls into question the validity of a person’s project when they started looking at a report that doesn’t make sense or has erroneous information in them or in some cases completely incorrect information references to other projects and things of that nature. Then everything gets called into question as to whether or not it’s even realistic to do.

Question: What makes GeoLogic different?

Ben: Everything that we do is based on actual data. We take into consideration the boundary survey and the actual topographic survey. If we have access to a geological report, even if it is from someone else, we essentially redo it for them and recreate the entire geology profile, we look at geologic maps. When we go to design the project, we take into consideration things like legally required setbacks, the wetlands, floodplains, historical sites, and things that would make the other report inaccurate or misleading. We take all the ambiguity out of it and spell everything out as to exactly what you can do with the project. That’s what makes us different and people come back to us all the time because they want the truth, not the junk they’re getting from other geological engineering and mining companies.


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