Gold Exploration, Groundwater, Geotechnical investigation, Image the ground and subsurface

How to  find a good supply of groundwater ?

Everyone asks this question...

I follow many blogs and chats about finding things in the ground; treasure, voids and  groundwater.  Ive worked in many countries, heard all the stories.  Everyone argues about what is the best way, use divining rods, use a local  who "knows".  It's always a long discussion  about their success and failures. I've personally been part of many heated discussions about this .. and many get so angry when their ideas questioned..  I know, some can appear to  succeed with the black magic, personally I prefer the science, i can show the logic and the reason, the black magic too much of a mystery for me. I'm giving you my recipe, you can ask me anything and I'll work with you to help.

I want to teach you, stop this being a gamble, a magic trick. I want to put some structure into  this process... Ive been here many times.. succeeded where others fail... This is not black magic --- its not a mystery ---  here is  some steps to follow... GOOD LUCK

Start  number one step -ASK - what  is required , locations, volume of water, what are the water quality requirements, what times of year do they require  and how is it being used?

FIND OUT  What are provincial or regional permitting and  legal requirements

First - review geology, types of formations and what other wells in area.. needs a systematic approach

Second - What is the possible target, depth and  features , think what is best way to find it, how is it different to what is around it?

Third - Using these ideas design a survey, is geophysics needed ? where do i drill, what else do i need to do?


How the water cycle works


  1. Do the field work
  2. Interpret
  3. Review geology and all information
  4. Site test well
  5. Drill hole
  6. Test well yield by running pumping tests
  7. Review results and decide if this meets requirements
  8. Review all steps see if more wells required
  9. If a larger project may need an intensive study including computer models


Geological evaluation before any surveys or drilling

geophysical survey

projects that will benefit from an ERI survey

  1. Alluvial formations that vary in gravel and sand content  -- the ERI can find the area that has the highest resistivity and maximum percentage of sand and gravel - hence best yield and flows
  2. Old stream channels that vary in thickness and depth -- the ERI can find the deepest section that can deliver the highest yield
  3. Fractured rock systems that vary in fracturing -- the ERI will locate the most fractured best yielding zone

using the technology  will save you money and increase your credibility

  • by reducing numbers of test wells
  • by improving your success ratios
  • by using a professional approach
ERI cross-section

Electrical Resistivity surveys

Drill well

engineering geology

Well testing

engineering geology

Well testing and validation

Production well analysis