Activities

IGT Group of companies provides comprehensive consulting services and geological services for the most challenging prospecting and exploration projects, and also provides assistance to companies in the mining and geological industrial sector mostly in the countries of the Former Soviet Union.

We offer our expertise and successful track record in implementation of the best global exploration practices, accumulated in close cooperation with leading global mining, consulting and engineering companies.

IGT provides its customers with a broad range of estimation, project and consulting services for exploration of various mineral commodities.

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Bolsoi Kuranakh

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Morozkinskoe

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Krasmoe

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Chaarat

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Laguna Kanygtokynmanky

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FVSP, West Mongolia

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Noni

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Oktyabrskoe
 

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Peschanka

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Chipchikon

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Konevinskoe

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Ynkyre

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Spasskaya Cupper Ore Zone
 

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Kazakhstan 

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Kazakhstan 

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Khabarovsk region

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Khabarovsk region

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Khabarovsk region
 

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Magadan region

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Belaya Gora

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Attykeveem

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Ymynkiveem

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Laguna Erokynmanky

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Delken

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Polyanka

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Valynistoe

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Nimengskaya area

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Comprehensive Geologic
Consulting Services

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Comprehensive Geologic Consulting Services

IGT Group professionals have extensive experience in field development for various mining and geological, as well as climatic conditions. Broad geography of projects, implemented with engagement of our employees, contributed to the company’s expertise that could assist investors in estimation, controlling and achieving goals under project timelines. Our experts have a strong track record with projects in various degrees of exploration – from prospecting to detailed exploration and production. Our geologists and engineers are hand-picked for each individual project to achieve scheduled goals and objectives with maximum efficiency.

Geological Targeting

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Geological Targeting

Geological targeting currently is one of the most efficient tools for prospecting tasks and focuses on selection of the most promising areas for mineral exploration. This is a set of activities, combining efficient desk study and field measurement methods to achieve reliable geological evaluation of a selected site at initial phases of prospect evaluation surveys and to significantly reduce exploration risk during initial evaluation of areas: collection, compilation and analysis of all available geological and geophysical and geochemical historic data, interpretation of multispectral satellite images and detailed area orthophotomap, based on UAV aerial photography, reconnaissance traverse with geochemical sampling and ore rock mapping, geostructural surveys for verification of prospective anomalies. These data are used to develop the first layers of a GIS project to either reject an area or streamline further investment by focusing on mapped primary anomalies. Relatively low costs and efficient targeting bring significant benefits at subsequent work stages. It is important that these efforts could reduce the prospecting and evaluation stage by 2-3 seasons.

Geological Project
Support

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Geological Project Support

Engineering and geological support services for field geological exploration are a key area of IGT Group activities. We search for promising areas, provide projected estimates for prospective areas to explore for mineral deposits. Our functions comprise development of projects and programs for prospecting, appraisal and exploration activities, quality control for drilling and mining operations, geological description of drill hole cores and mine workings (ditches/trenches). A most important component is geotechnical documentation for oriented drill-hole cores and data processing for subsequent geological and structural mapping. We develop an optimum configuration for core sample preparation, equipment selection, construction and operation of a field facility for core sample preparation.
Our partners are leading Russian organizations, specializing in geochemical surveys, surface geophysical prospecting, airborne geophysical surveys and drilling operations of any degree of complexity.

Knowledge-Based
Geological Supervising

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Knowledge-Based Geological Supervising

Supervising is an advanced method of managing and controlling various complex or technology-intensive operations to provide required performance quality and compliance both on the contractor part and on the part of supervisory agencies. By oil and gas exploration experience, independent supervising is one of the most efficient tools to achieve high quality results. Based on our in-house experience, we expanded the definition of this term to knowledge-based (science-driven) geological supervising as a required element in geological support to field prospecting and exploration activities. Our supervising focuses on performance quality improvement and obtaining maximum amounts of information based on exploration investment expenses. The term is expanded due to the expansion of the service, when a team of qualified professionals not only operates as customer “eyes and ears”, monitors and ensures contractor performance quality on-site in line with an approved program, but also takes part in all project implementation phases under customer orders, either as a joint contractor, or as a standalone team, reporting to the customer only. Our experience shows that performance of geology supervisors helped not only improve project activities, but also increase expected reserve/resource increment from 12% to 35% Supervising is an advanced method of managing and controlling various complex or technology-intensive operations to provide required performance quality and compliance both on the contractor part and on the part of supervisory agencies. By oil and gas exploration experience, independent supervising is one of the most efficient tools to achieve high quality results. Based on our in-house experience, we expanded the definition of this term to knowledge-based (science-driven) geological supervising as a required element in geological support to field prospecting and exploration activities. Our supervising focuses on performance quality improvement and obtaining maximum amounts of information based on exploration investment expenses. The term is expanded due to the expansion of the service, when a team of qualified professionals not only operates as customer “eyes and ears”, monitors and ensures contractor performance quality on-site in line with an approved program, but also takes part in all project implementation phases under customer orders, either as a joint contractor, or as a standalone team, reporting to the customer only.
Our experience shows that performance of geology supervisors helped not only improve project activities, but also increase expected reserve/resource increment from 12% to 35%.

Audit and DD of
Geological Survey Projects

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Audit and DD of Prospecting,
Exploration and Mining Projects

Our competencies comprise the following types of technical audit and related services: geological exploration quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), independent assessment and performance audit for geological exploration (QA/QC), comprehensive study of geological information and development of further strategy for geological exploration, Due Diligence of geological survey projects. We perform independent technical and geological audit of geologic modeling results and estimation of deposit reserves and occurrences of solid minerals. If required, we can provide independent Competent Person reports (JORC, NI 43-101, Valmin, PERC).

Multispectral Analysis
and Satellite Image
Interpretation

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Multispectral Analysis and Satellite Image Interpretation

Analysis of multispectral satellite imaging materials is a tried and tested and efficient method of initial exploration of promising areas. The most conclusive satellite sounding data are selected with regard to season of images, spectral ranges used and color combination approaches. Informational value of these satellite images is assessed not only by direct indicators, composition of rock, similar to the ones at the site, but by indirect indicators as well. Field and morphometric data are interpolated to visualize a structural area plan and their detailed presentation. We derive information on exogenetic processes, driving landwaste redistribution at surface mineralized zones. We project field data of previous season to the territory of prospective areas, we use images by specific satellite systems with multiscale spatial resolution. Sensors of these satellites capture the whole field-of-view spectrum area and are supplemented by data from near infrared and shortwave infrared spectral ranges. 

Multi-Purpose
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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Multi-Purpose Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

We expanded UAV use opportunities not only to surveying and engineering, but to geology as well. Our efforts resulted in faster and higher quality preparation of digital inputs for geostructural mapping, development of base GIS-system layers for further 3D-modeling. Development of high-resolution digital terrain models (DTM), digital surface models (DSM) provides for orthophotoplans and seamless orthomosaics for detailed topographic maps. Digital models of infrastructure facilities enable ongoing monitoring for mining and geological sites of customers.

Geo-Modeling and
Reserve Estimation

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Geo-Modeling and Reserve Estimation

IGT Group specialists are renowned experts in estimation of reserves and resources. Our approaches to estimation of geological resources and reserves leverage geological, structural, geotechnical, hydrogeological and technology factors that might impact the degree of reserve estimation reliability and create risks of mining losses for quantity and quality of minerals during further extraction and processing.
We are working to converge international and Russian approaches to estimation of reserves and resources and classification systems. Our reserve and resource estimation reports are equally applicable both for investment purposes and for reporting to government regulators (RF State Reserves Committee, SRC). IGT specialists are SRC experts and members of international professional communities (AIG).
Our technical and geological field support services include the following packages: geological interpretation and 3D-modeling; selection of the most efficient methodology for reserve estimation, based on deposit geology specifics and exploration system; estimation of reserves and resources by geostatistical methods and by block and section methods; preparation of engineering reports with estimation of reserves and resources in line with requirements of international and national reporting codes (JORC, NI 43-101, SRC regulatory and methodology requirements).

Identification and Forecasting
of Environmental Hazards

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Identification and Forecasting of Environmental Hazards

We use satellite and UAV imagery to monitor environmental conditions, measurements of environmental background, efficient identification and forecasting of environmental hazards. We assess status and determine positions of mining complex and infrastructure facilities that may pose potential hazards, forecast and calculate potential environmental damage and also register man-made impact volumes for surface in the area of operations. Our most demanded services are environmental support to liquidation and conservation of mine workings and hydraulic facilities, regular environmental status monitoring of mining complex infrastructure facilities: roads, networks, tailing dumps, tailing ponds, overburden dumps etc. In view of understandable tightening of environmental laws and greater control over mineral developers, we provide services focused on proactive compliance to prevent any fines from Rosprirodnadzor, based on forecasting and prompt identification of possible pollution sources. We use satellite and UAV imagery to monitor environmental conditions, measurements of environmental background, efficient identification and forecasting of environmental hazards. We assess status and determine positions of mining complex and infrastructure facilities that may pose potential hazards, forecast and calculate potential environmental damage and also register man-made impact volumes for surface in the area of operations. Our most demanded services are environmental support to liquidation and conservation of mine workings and hydraulic facilities, regular environmental status monitoring of mining complex infrastructure facilities: roads, networks, tailing dumps, tailing ponds, overburden dumps etc.
In view of understandable tightening of environmental laws and greater control over mineral developers, we provide services focused on proactive compliance to prevent any fines from Rosprirodnadzor, based on forecasting and prompt identification of possible pollution sources.

Consulting and
Analytics

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Consulting and Analytics

IGT Group, the parent company of "Institute of Geotechnologies", provides consulting services and comprehensive field geological support to the most challenging prospecting and appraisal, exploration and mining projects, and also provides integrated assistance to companies in the mining and geological industrial sector of the countries of the Former Soviet Union and other countries. The consulting and research activities, focused on assistance in selecting and implementing development strategies for companies and individual projects, search for optimum development and financing options for such projects, follow-up on such financing in the interests of creditors and investors are a key IGT activity. Leveraging decades of experience of our professionals and capabilities of our partners, we work on continuous expansion of the range of consulting and analysis services for our customers – companies, exploring and extracting precious metals, and also other companies, banks and funds, operating on the market.
Our cooperation with companies from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Australia provides us with opportunities to use cutting-edge methodologies and technology solutions.

Industrial Safety

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Industrial Safety

Broader opportunities for subsoil block licensing led to the need to create legally accurate archives, describing specifics of licensed areas at all lifecycle stages of prospecting and exploration sites. Moreover, it is important to assess status and determine position of sites that may pose potential geologic and man-made safety hazards. Mid- and long-term predictive modeling of natural and man-made incidents at operational mining complexes enables not only the optimization of customer costs prior to any incidents but also the minimization of damage. Statisics data are used for continuous evaluation of tailing dumps, to monitor and model processes in danger areas of open-pit mining works. Transportation and energy infrastructure assessment provides for optimization of upkeep costs and prevention of incidents.

Conferences, Publications and
Customer Personnel Training

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Conferences, Publications and Customer Personnel Training

We are focusing on promotion of exploration in Russia’s Far East. For this purpose, we organize annual conferences in Moscow – “North East: Territory Energy”, and in the Far East of Russia, in Khabarovsk and Magadan – “MINEX Far East”, featured in the annual calendar of the professional community and attracting attention of many Russian and foreign experts.
Research and implementation of innovative methodologies are of utmost importance in our company activities. We are continuously expanding the spectrum of our analytical and consulting services to our corporate customers in exploration and extraction of precious metals. One of these areas is our cooperation with Metals Focus company (United Kingdom). In 2017 the Institute of Geotechnologies and Metals Focus executed an agreement, and from then on IGT has been the unitary Russian language media partner for MF in Russia.
Customer personnel training service is in high demand, we deliver several lecture courses in various areas – geology, mineralogy and petrogeny, geo-modeling, targeting geological departments of our customers, and comprehensive lectures by development phases of solid mineral deposits for banks. IGT is accredited with 4 of Russia’s TOP-5 banks.