Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) is a group of talented consulting geophysicists specialising in gold, nickel, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, iron ore, REE, lithium, graphite and diamond exploration, and to a lesser extent, groundwater and geotechnical investigations and non-seismic methods for hydrocarbon exploration. The company is one of the largest geophysical consultancies in the world and is highly regarded within the exploration community.

Since its formation in 1985, SGC has worked for over a thousand Australian and overseas private sector companies, both listed and unlisted, as well as government agencies including AusAID and the United Nations. Our core clients include junior to mid-sized companies that don’t have a staff geophysicist and major companies requiring additional geophysical expertise and capability.

Senior Consultants have many years of collective experience in the mineral exploration industry. Prior to their involvement with SGC, they have held a variety of senior positions within industry and government agencies including Chief Geophysicist, Exploration Manager, Senior Geologist and Senior Geophysicist.

Our Partners

SGC forms strategic partnerships with other professionals who have proven expertise and experience in their fields. Our current partners include:

Sahara Mining Services
Sahara Mining Services are the West African specialists offering an extensive range of mining services, aimed at providing local support at an international standard. Their key services include exploration, auger drilling, consulting, audits, operational improvement, training, security and surveying. With over 150 employees throughout most countries in West Africa, Sahara’s team members are experienced at all stages of the mining cycle.

Corporate Membership

SGC is proud to be a corporate member of the following organisations:

Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) is a learned society of professional earth scientists specialising in the practical application of the principles of physics and mathematics to solve problems in a broad range of geological situations.

Association of Mining and Exploration Companies
The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) is the peak industry representative body for mineral exploration and mining companies throughout Australia with offices in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia
CCI’s vision is to make WA a world leading place to live and do business.

Other Associates

SGC supports the following organisations and initiatives through event sponsorship and participation.

Australian Institute of Geoscientists
The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading professional institute representing geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia.

UNCOVER – Australian Exploration Geoscience Research
The purpose of the UNCOVER initiative is to focus Australia’s relevant geoscience effort on providing the knowledge base and technology that will substantially increase the success rate of mineral exploration beneath post-mineralisation cover in Australia.

Projects and Experience

SGC’s geophysicists have extensive experience throughout Australasia, Southeast Asia and Africa, as well as having worked on projects in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Russia.

Our consultants have been instrumental in numerous mineral discoveries including:

  • nickel deposits in Western Australia
  • gold deposits in Australia
  • base metal and uranium deposits in Western Australia and northern Australia
  • diamondiferous kimberlites and lamproites in Western Australia and Russia
  • copper-gold systems in Southeast Asia and South Australia
  • gold deposits in Africa
  • rare earth element (REE) deposits in Greenland
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Professional Affiliations

SGC technical staff are active members of numerous professional and learned societies and associations including the AIG, ASEG, SEG, AusIMM, EAGE, KEGS, PESA, and the Society of Economic Geologists. Several of our geophysicists have been active in the past or are currently involved in state and federal level committee positions in the AIG and ASEG.