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  1. Beak Consultants
7 February 2012

Beak Consultants Prospecting for Mineral Resources in Africa

Beak Consultants and the Geological Survey of Rwanda in East Africa have signed a contract to carry out geological studies and work.

In conjunction with the Geological Survey of the Republic of South Africa, Beak will carry out this extensive project to find mineral deposits in Rwanda, providing a valuable basis for the further successful development of the country – the enhancement of the economic power, generation of jobs and the investment of foreign capital are crucial issues.

The goal of the project is to find metals such as tin, wolfram, niobium, tantalum, lithium, gold and rare earths, with the research programme combining classic methods of prospection with modern methods of data interpretation.

Scientists hope to have success with the comprehensive evaluation of geochemical, geological and geophysical data – this will be done with the software advangeo which was recently developed by Beak.

Advangeo uses the technology of artificial neural networks and offers new possibilities for the designation of presumable occurrences. A close cooperation with the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg gives students of the geo-scientific courses the opportunity to take part in the field work and to participate with a bachelor or master thesis.

This project continues the traditionally close cooperation between Beak Consultants and partners from various African countries. Beak Consultants is currently planning or working on geological projects in Namibia, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Senegal.

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