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.

IGS attends EXPO 2017 in Astana

IGS recently attended a series of meetings in Astana with senior members of KazGeology and the Ministry for Investments and Development as part of our ongoing discussions to help develop the Kazakh minerals industry. Meetings were also attended by our partners, including the Natural History Museum and Geosoft, as well as the Department of International Trade, who helped organise the event. The events were hosted by the UK pavilion at EXPO 2017.

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IGS to attend EXPO 2017 in Astana

IGS is pleased to announce that we will be attending EXPO 2017 in Astana from 2nd-5th July. We will be part of the UK pavilion and are involved in Mining Week activities, including Knowledge Day, led by our consortium partners Natural History Museum.

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IGS attends National Mining Summit in Nigeria

IGS recently attended the National Mining Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria, speaking in a panel discussion on the importance of acquiring and managing geodata to aid in mineral exploration. The event was well attended by government and private companies and was opened by the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and closed by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari.

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