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Unlocking geoscience data – Uganda Pilot Project the key to African resource development

Resource development relies on geoscience data (‘geodata’). In Africa, access to useful geodata is often slow, expensive and unreliable. This discourages potential investors and leads to a slow rate of development. A pilot project is proposed in Uganda to create a Geoscience Data Portal to make ‘geodata’ freely available and stimulate economic development. A pilot project has been proposed to achieve this objective. The project will explore, develop and test the benefits of geodata sharing as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Government, industry and commercial organisations. This Pilot Project proposal is made by a consortium of the African Union Commission, the British Geological Survey, Geosoft Inc., International Geoscience Services (IGS ltd), the Uganda Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines (UDGSM) and the Ugandan Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP). The pilot project will focus on two areas of Uganda: Busia within the greenstone belt to the east of Kampala which is prospective for gold, base metals, phosphates, rare earth elements and vermiculite; and Buhweju southwest of Kampala which has the potential for gold and base metals (copper, lead, nickel and zinc). While these pilot areas focus on mineral resource development, the wider benefits of geodata sharing will also be considered for water resource development, land-use planning, agriculture, environment and socio-economic development. For further details please see - Uganda Press Release

IGS attends Mining Mazma in India

IGS recently attended the Government of India (Ministry of Mines) sponsored Mining, Exploration, Convention & Trade Show in Bangalore (Mining MAZMA, 2017), 14th – 16th September 2017 held in the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. IGS is part of a joint-venture India- registered company known as IDPeX Pvt. Ltd. comprising Datacode, an Indian-registered geodata management consultancy, and software reseller and PGW, (Paterson, Grant & Watson Limited), a geophysical consultancy based in Toronto, along with IGS. IDPeX was well represented at the show having a prominent centre stage stand and also presented 3 papers entitled ‘Attracting Exploration Investment – The Pathway to Success’ by Peter Zawada (MD of IGS),  ‘Understanding Airborne Geophysical Data (Acquisition, Processing, Interpretation and Application)‘ by Bill McCourt (Technical Director of IGS) and Stephen Reford (President of PGW) and ‘Promoting your Geodata to the World – Applications, Products and Services’ by S. Karunakar Rao (CEO of Datacode).   India’s exploration and mining sector is at a nascent stage of development and although contributes just 1.36% (2016/17) to the GDP of the country (net of oil and gas earnings), of which 0.7% is ascribed to coal and lignite, is undergoing rapid transformation to expand its contribution to the nation. Reform of its Mining Code and Policy has seen important changes and further amendments are anticipated. The State Governments are expected to play an important role in attracting exploration investment. IGS is therefore planning to expand its geodata, prospectivity analysis (IGS Xplore), caapacity building and mineral promotion services on the sub-continent both at a National and State level through the joint venture company of IDPeX.    

Latest prospectivity map produced

IGS has recently completed the latest of a series of prospectivity maps, this time for Cu porphyry potential in the Malanjkhand area of India (part of this shown here). These maps, produced by Xplore - our semantic technology-based mineral prospectivity software - highlight the most prospective areas for particular mineral deposit model types. Almost 50 different mineral deposit models can be rapidly analysed using existing baseline datasets and well-established, peer reviewed mineral deposit model characteristics. The prospectivity maps produced are of great help in aiding the identification of prospective areas for governments, as well as exploration companies seeking to enter new markets, or to delineate more detailed areas of interest. IGS recently attended the Mining Mazma - the Mining, Exploration Convention and Trade Show held in Bangalore in India from 14-16th September. IGS staff met with representatives from various Indian States and a separate report will be posted shortly.


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