Mining Exploration

The identification and extraction of rare earth minerals is vital for renewable technologies. We must learn to mine them safely and responsibly.

To meet the growing demand for clean energy, most notably solar and wind, the production of minerals such as graphite, lithium, cobalt, copper and aluminium could increase by nearly 500% by 2050. It is estimated that more than 3 billion tonnes of these materials will be needed to keep global warming to below the target 2°C. Along with the recycling and reuse of these materials, new deposits will have to be identified and extracted in a safe and sustainable manner.

Many different skill sets are required to successfully start a new mining operation. It involves complex decision-making based on geological, metallurgical, economic, financial, environmental, and social factors.

Ad Terra has the experience necessary to plan, develop and execute new exploration projects. Our extensive field experience is particularly valuable in the mineral exploration, target definition, exploratory drilling, geological modelling, and data analysis phases. We have experts that specialise in all major types of mineral deposits and provide their services worldwide, most notably in the fields of:

  • Geology/geological mapping (training, operations, and management)
  • Remote sensing
  • Exploration program management
  • Geophysical surveying (operations and supervision)
  • Structural interpretation (training, operations, and supervision)
  • Drilling (operations and supervision)
  • Logging & sampling (training, operations, and supervision)

Swiss Geo Energy

Advice based on practical experience

In order to offer our clients geothermal advice based on real field experience, Ad Terra has initiated Swiss Geo Energy: a geothermal exploration, development and production project designed with both sustainability and cost-efficiency in mind. The goal is to transfer skills and apply our extensive experience gained from traditional energies to demonstrate the economic and power generation potential of geothermal energy.


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Data Base Management

Multi-disciplinary projects involve a large amount of data of various nature that must be securely stored, quality checked and carefully organised to ensure confidentiality and high-quality analyses.


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