FULL SERVICE MINERAL EXPLORATION CONSULTANCY
Over 30 years international experience executing exploration projects in lithium, REE, tin, tantalum, gold, copper, diamonds and base metals in cordillera and greenstone regions, with special emphasis in humid tropical laterite / saprolite weathering environments, such as those found in the Guiana Shield, Brazil, Africa, parts of Central America and Mexico.
We have been designing and executing mineral exploration projects from Yukon to Patagonia for over 30 years. Our extensive network of operations support infrastructure in each country we work in allows us to rapidly scale up to meet any requirement.
Exploration includes pegmatites for lithium, REE and tin / tantalum, IOCG and shear hosted quartz carbonate gold, kimberlites, porphyry copper / gold, and gold and diamond alluvial deposits.
Mineral sands for titanium, tantalum, tin, silica and industrial sand applications have been completed in various countries.
Using industry best practices we manage projects across cultures, languages, legal systems, and comply with local regulations. XPM’s approach has proven track record of effectively integrating the requirements of the foreign investor with local resources and stakeholders, reducing potential conflicts, and ensures tight control to reduce opportunities for fraud, theft and corruption.
XPM offers a full suite of support services including import / export, supply chain development, contract negotiations, land use and access agreements, recruitment and training, and outsourced labor and administration as required.
XPM undertakes research and opportunity identification for potential mineral deposits, and we continuously evaluate country operating conditions to maintain a current list of viable candidate projects. This list changes constantly based on metals prices, social / political conflict, political and regulatory change, and financial market drivers. Tell us what you are looking for, your tolerance for risk, budget and timeline, and we will match it with opportunities.
TECHNICAL REPORTS, DUE DILIGENCE, TECHNICAL AUDITS
We work with Qualified Persons with the specific expertise for each project, and with extensive experience in each type of deposit. In most cases we can match QP with the appropriate language for the project area, helping ensure that all information is evaluated in context and included in the report.
The increasing adoption of CRIRSCO standards, particularly in the case of Brazil, has provided additional opportunities to involve high quality local consultants who bring affordable expertise, and who often can prepare joint CRIRISCO / NI 43-101 Reports.
M&A and technical Due Diligence services are available, that can be combined with legal (contracts, land title, JV etc) and accounting evaluations to provide a comprehensive examination of the project.
DRILL PROJECT: PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, CONTROL, AUDIT
XPM works with expert geologists and engineers to plan and operate Diamond, RC, and RAB drilling programs, and can provide any level of service from contract professional staff, to turnkey Project / Program Management that may include full logistical and administration support. Auger drilling in laterite / saprolite, or in alluvial deposits for gold, diamonds and other minerals are also supported.
Additional services in oversight, contract compliance, due diligence and technical audits, QA/QC design and audits, sampling and analytical orientation surveys, logging and re-sampling, and site surveying are available.
PROJECT SUPPORT SERVICES
COMMUNITY RELATIONS & LAND ACCESS AGREEMENTS
With well over one hundred successful land access and community agreements with Campesinos, Ejidos, Indigenous, Garimpieros, Small Land Holders, and Artisanal Miner communities in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, Brazil and Peru we have a well established history of completing and managing lasting agreements, quickly and without conflict.
We focus on early stage negotiations, where land access, permitting agreements, stakeholder buy in, and community development projects are key drivers. For advanced projects that are seeking exploitation or production agreements, we refer the file to others who will complete the advanced social economic impact assessments.
TURNKEY STARTUP: SUBSIDIARIES, FOREIGN AFFILIATES, JV etc
We provide turn-key start up services for clients and suppliers wishing to establish local subsidiaries or operations centres to provide materials / minerals processing, fabrication, geological / engineering support offices, Project Management Offices and other facilities needed operate and / or manage local operations.
Services include location identification and qualification, office rental, facilitation of corporate registry, recruitment, staffing, and training among others. We also offer interim administration, and outsourced or otherwise contracted operations management to assist in making a smooth and affordable transition to new countries.
OUTSOURCED LABOR & STAFFING / RECRUITMENT
XPM has provided recruitment and outsourced local labor supply services since 1992. Recruitment can be as simple as preparing a list of qualified candidates, or as complex as providing turn-key capacity development and specialized training to meet specific client requirements.
For clients who seek to limit liability, reduce administration costs or just operate with the minimum of overhead, we offer outsourced labor contracting that supplies the right personnel for only as long as they are required. We pay competitive salaries and comply with labor and tax regulations, including insurance, social security etc. Depending on the country (regulations vary) XPM can provide outsourced day to day operational management in addition to 3rd party labor supply.
CAMP CONSTRUCTION & OPERATION
Designing, building and operating efficient and effective exploration camps from Yukon to Brazil, and specialized work camps in Afghanistan and N. Africa we excel at finding the right solution for small grassroots temporary camps to long term large scale camps in challenging conditions. We work closely with local stakeholders and qualified local contractors and comply to regulatory requirements.
- Camp building design, construction +/- operations as required
- Permitting: facilitation and coordination with local experts
- Civil works including road and bridge permitting and construction, airstrips for light and medium weight aircraft, heliports, and landing docks for small / medium river shipping
- Communications infrastructure based on satellite links, long distance wifi, digital / analogue VHF radio solutions
- Potable Water Systems: filtration, sterilization, and where required reverse osmosis, arsenic and fluorine removal
- Waste water treatment, including innovative application of industrial scale portable treatment plants