Sun - Western Brooks Range (Andover Ventures)
Alaska Earth Sciences provided a full array of planning and management services for this mineral exploration project. First, sites were evaluated and selected for the camp and airstrip; a 1,405' airstrip was built; and the camp was constructed. A fuel farm was built, a spill contingency plan adopted, and fuel-handling and fuel-storage insurance secured. The facility was winterized and a caretaker hired to maintain the camp when not occupied.
Mount Spurr Geothermal Exploration - Southcentral Alaska (Ormat)
The proximity of this project to Alaska's railbelt -- only 75 miles by air from Anchorage -- belied the complexity and challenges of supporting an exploration project on the western shores of Cook Inlet. Elevation, weather, and dense vegetation combined to push personnel and equipment to their capacity.
Suitable camp and drill sites were scouted and selected. Next, clearing and construction of the camp and drilling pad commenced as weather allowed. Water sources for drilling were selected and developed, and drilling waste and fuel handling and storage systems established. Equipment was mobilized to the site by barge, truck, airplane and helicopter.
An operations manager was stationed onsite throughout the project, supported by Alaska Earth Sciences' team in Anchorage.
Western Alaska (Newmont Mining Corporation)
AES supplied logistics, local hire, camp management and geologists, first for a far-reaching reconnaissance program and, more recently, for a focused drilling program.
“Alaska’s logistics can be complex and time consuming, with small errors carrying big price tags. Save time and money by keeping your team focused on their primary objectives and core competencies.”David Redgrave, Logistics Manager