CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, 11 November 2014 – ARANZ Geo Limited, a world leader in the visualisation and interpretation of geological sciences for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, has acquired Australian based consultancy QG, a fully integrated geological, geometallurgical and mine planning consultancy.

Shaun Maloney, the CEO of ARANZ Geo says, “QG builds our knowledge, experience and product offering across the geosciences space and sits alongside our well known Leapfrog® 3D geological modelling software.  QG will continue in its current form under the company’s new Managing Director Scott Dunham.”

QG provides specialist resource evaluation expertise and education for progressive mining companies. The company, with headquarters in Perth and offices in Brisbane and Vancouver, has undertaken projects in dozens of locations around the globe to help clients confidently extract maximum business value from their mine operations. 

Mr. Dunham, who has extensive experience in a range of senior technical management roles within the mining industry, as well as a senior principal QG consultant says, “QG and ARANZ Geo have had a good working relationship for some years now.  We look forward to continuing to prosper and grow globally with the support of ARANZ Geo.”

ARANZ Geo has sales and support offices in Brazil and Australia, as well as Leapfrog subsidiary offices in South Africa, Denmark, Canada, Chile, Peru and Colombia.  The R&D and head office is based in Christchurch.