About Stratford Geo
Stratford Geo (or Stratford Geoservices Ltd) is a contract service provider based in Ireland, established by James Stratford, a professional geoscientist. The company was set up in 2014 to provide flexible contract geological services to the exploration and mining sectors internationally and has conducted projects across Europe and Africa, specifically in the fields of 3D geological modelling and data visualisation (training scientists; project assistance; designing workflows, integrating processes and augmenting problem-solving capabilities; science communications) and in field management (drilling programmes).
Contract training and project assistance services have been provided by Stratford Geo for Seequent (New Zealand, the UK and Canada) in England (training at Imperial College London, University of Leeds), Ireland (for Boliden Tara Mines, Dalradian Gold, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences), Jersey (for Centamin), Turkey (for Alamos Gold), Switzerland (for Holcim), Poland (for the Polish Academy of Sciences), Finland (for the Geological Survey of Finland or GTK), Romania and Bulgaria (for El Dorado Gold). Contract fieldwork has been conducted in Lesotho (Paragon Diamonds).
Professionally a fully accredited economic geologist (PGeo, Institute of Geologists of Ireland; EurGeol, European Federation of Geologists), James offers >10 years of experience on exploration and resource projects in orogenic gold, copper, nickel-bearing systems and kimberlite clusters in Europe, Australia and Africa, including roles in the Zambian Copperbelt, Birimian of West Africa and the Irish-Scottish Caledonides with junior, mid-tier and major companies.
During his PhD, James pursued experiments on the trace element geochemistry of gold-associated sulphides in orogenic systems using Laser Ablation ICP-MS, EDS/EDX, SEM, and other microscopic techniques as a student of Assistant Prof. Dr. Sean McClenaghan (formerly of the University of New Brunswick) at Trinity College Dublin and iCRAG (the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences).