Highlands Geoscience provides a complete range of geologic, management, and sustainability services to the exploration and resource industry. Our key strengths lie in comprehensive, whole-systems management of projects, including technical, land, legal, management, financial, development, and operations issues. We work with a pool of talented advisors and associates to assemble teams on a project-by-project basis to keep your costs down and maintain a tight focus on your project needs.

Exploration Geology

NI 43-101 reports
Detailed geologic studies
Field mapping and sampling
Property-scale exploration and drilling programs
Drill core and cutting logging, data synthesis, and interpretation
Regional and metal-specific exploration programs
Management of remote-sensing studies
Review and interpretation of reports and existing data

Project Management

Contractor selection and management for land title, staking, permitting, sampling, geophysics, remote sensing, and drilling
Sample chain of custody and quality control
Resource modeling management
Data organization and management
Schedule, budget, and logistics development
Project management to full bankable feasibility

Drilling Management

Drill program design and implementation
Drill contractor and support staff selection and management
Permitting, logistics, and drill-site operations
Drill sampling, quality control, and sample chain of custody
Drill core and cutting logging, data synthesis, and interpretation
Work plans and budgets

Project Acquisition

NI 43-101 reports
Project exams and valuation
Complete due diligence services
Data and information collection and evaluation
Contract review, deal structuring, and negotiation
Research on comparable acquisition deals

Financing Support

Technical representation of projects
Deal structuring and negotiation
Referrals to potential investors
Joint-venture partner searches

Development Studies

Scoping, pre-feasibility, and feasibility study management
Permitting management
Management of environmental assessments and impact studies
Consultant selection and management

Business Management

Business and exploration strategy
Public company management as executive, director, and general counsel
Direction of environmental compliance and auditing programs


Corporate sustainability strategy
Evaluation and reduction of corporate carbon footprint
Sustainability audits of operations
Facility emissions evaluations and offsets
Renewable energy options for mining projects
Sustainability reports
Stakeholder engagement