Mining exploration is the process of searching for precious metals or ores like gold, iron ore, and other metallic substances. Since discovering these minerals or ores some centuries back, the exploration has been done mostly by private companies, but in recent years many big mining companies have come into existence, and most of them are engaged in this kind of exploration. The exploration of these minerals or ores requires sophisticated tools, technologies, and trained and experienced personnel who know all about the place they should explore. All this will require heavy financial investment from the mining company. However, if the exploration leads to finding precious metals or ores worth millions of dollars, some private companies may be involved in the mining, which will also bear a considerable share of the expenditure.
There are several kinds of mining exploration techniques available in the current market. One can choose any technique depending upon the requirement of the project and the availability of funds. Most of the companies’ popular techniques are surface mining exploration, borehole drilling, mineral prospecting, water extraction, and high-pressure exploration.