Caroline Vallat, Owner, Project Manager
Carrying out a mining excavation comes with an abundance of tasks to micromanage, a crucial one being data management. Logging samples from the surrounding environment is essential in creating spatial awareness for pinpointing mining targets and research. The task’s complicated nature typically results in unorganized clusters of Excel sheets, external databases, and data locked to different programs. A centralized database can save time, but high costs and unintuitive user interfaces make them a tough sell for interested buyers.
GeoSpark Consulting, a geological consultancy and software company, delivers cost-efficient and intuitive database management with its all-in-one software, GeoSpark Core. Formed by Caroline Vallat and Will Vallat, it combines their years of geoscience and computer engineering expertise to streamline data collection and management processes for exploration and mining companies through its software and consulting services. Over the years, the duo worked on their mining database software to evolve with the technological advancements of the mining industry.
“The key piece needed for all mining and exploration is data and information about the mining project. GeoSpark Consulting expedites all processes related to those activities and outputs a clean product,” says Caroline Vallat, co-owner and project manager of GeoSpark Consulting.
GeoSpark Core is ready to use right out of the box, as the design targets users with a geological mindset to make their data capture intuitive.
The highly complex and relational database software categorizes the usual geological exploration and mining data requirements while accommodating clients with different parameters to fill. The software’s functionalities enable quick and straightforward customization, like additional assay or comment columns, furthering its ability to provide fast turnaround services. Clients receive the experience and confidence of having no limitations with their data collection and manipulation while gaining optional 24/7 cloud-based data access, quality control, and the ability to connect the data to external systems.
The software comes with fully integrated geographic information system (GIS) connectivity and the ability to export data to 3D modeling applications, allowing users more flexibility to manipulate and use their data. GeoSpark Core also uses the data to map the surroundings of the mining site, giving clients a clearer look at the area they’re digging in and helping avoid any unwanted targets in the vicinity.
The cost-efficient services, minimal learning curve, and easy customization features are its key differentiators in the market. Its software handles data capture, assay compositing, data verifications, and quality assurance quality check (QAQC), aiding users in ensuring their data is adhering to NI 43-101 standards. QAQC is readily addresssed, and reports are easily generated.
The key piece needed for all mining and exploration is data and information about the mining project. GeoSpark Consulting expedites all processes related to those activities and outputs a clean product
The efficiency and functionality of GeoSpark Consulting came in clutch when one of its clients required a database for a historical non-operational mining site. The mine was set to shut down due to market volatility, and its data was acquired by the client. They approached GeoSpark Consulting to help extract resources from the site that had shot up in value. After GeoSpark Consulting built its database from scratch through hands-on data collection, the client could scale their mining expedition into a full-fledged project, currently prospering in British Columbia, Canada.
GeoSpark Consulting serves clients worldwide, priding itself on its universal use and adaptability. Its highly competitive rates and auto-synchronizing database management software make it the accessible and go-to choice for individual researchers, small exploration teams, and large mining operations.