Our Approach

To address the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vektore’s team has strengthened its support services to clients for their fieldwork practices on core orientation and structural logging by providing webinars and remote assistance. This approach has contributed to clients’ continuous improvement policies and career development of their geologists despite current travel restrictions.

Structural Vectoring: At the Core of our Work

By applying Structural Vectoring®, we obtain the ideal structural logging strategy and related data extraction frequency for each project – leading to a sound 3D geological model. The spatial orientation of mineralization-related structural features – conceptually portrayed as the mineralization vectors – can be used as geometrical indicators of grade continuity, and in some instances, as extensions of mineral bodies. We call this process Structural Vectoring, and it connects mineralization vectors with drilling design and mineral body geometry. Therefore, Structural Vectoring provides the basis for an improved drilling design and mineral discovery.

Pre-Field, Field and Post-Field: How we Deliver our Work

Pre-field Stage

This stage focuses on gathering the client’s datasets, running Vektore’s QAQC and processing the data while importing all significant information into a 3D provisional model – the main deliverable of this stage. The Pre-field Stage allows our team to prepare and plan the Field Stage activities, with preliminary data interpretation already in hand before boots hit the ground.

Field Stage

Here we deploy a quick start of key field tasks based on our remote Pre-field findings. It is an important stage for the collection of structural data identified as missing during the Pre-field work.  At this stage we deploy our Structural Vectoring concepts to characterize the structural assemblage and paragenetic sequence, and to define the frequency of data extraction for each structural feature. The mineralization-related and architecture-related structural features take the lead in our mapping/logging since they are intrinsically associated with the mineralization event. At the end of this stage, we put forward provisional drilling options directed at further unravelling the shape and spatial orientation of the mineralization.

Post-field Stage

Here, convergence of all datasets and information gathered are assembled into a more robust 3D structural model and significant drilling recommendations are delivered to the client.

Drill smart. Drill with confidence.

Menu