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Improve exploration success rates

Meeting growing demand for battery metals relies on successful exploration. Historically, the mining industry has had low success rates, with only 1 in 1000 projects becoming a mine.


To follow on the misson to improve exploration success rates, we're implementing these strategies:

1. We built proprietary Exploration Data Platform, which improves and accelarates how we do exploration.

2. We strategically invest in battery metals explorers and embrace new technologies in the sector.

3. We empower investors with educational content through social media and the "Geology 101 for Investors" online course.


We are explorers at heart


At Equivest, our passionate team of explorers unlocks value through data. With expertise in geoscience, exploration, M&A in the natural resource sector, data science, and machine learning, we offer a unique blend of skills.

Joanna Ponicka - Exploration Lead

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Joanna brings over 10 years of experience in exploration across the mining and oil & gas industry. Her career began in Brazil with Anglo American's nickel exploration unit, where she held roles such as Exploration Geologist, Subsurface Manager, and Portfolio Manager in both junior and major companies. Notably, Joanna played an instrumental role in the commercial oil discovery in the North Sea – Dugong.

Since 2021, Joanna has been serving as a business consultant, specializing in prospectivity models, acreage staking, JVs/acquisitions, and strategic advisory for mineral exploration companies. She is also an active investor in mineral exploration companies and maintains a global perspective by staying updated on drilling results daily.

With a strong focus on Mineral Systems, big data analysis, and systematic exploration processes, Joanna applies valuable lessons learned from the oil & gas industry to her work. She possesses a robust industry network, a Twitter following of 7500+, and extensive contacts within the mining investment community.

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Erlend is a highly skilled Economist and Data Scientist with over a decade of experience in the banking, logistics, fintech sectors, and most recently mineral exploration. He specializes in developing and implementing data-driven projects that leverage machine learning to unlock significant profits. His expertise includes pricing strategy, credit scoring, leads generation, and more recently, ChatGPT API and geospatial data.

Among his achievements, Erlend has successfully generated annual profit increases of $5M through optimized pricing and innovative use of transaction data in marketing, resulting in $3M per year in profits.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Erlend is an avid outdoors enthusiast with a broad background in geology. His passion for exploration and discovery exemplifies his versatility and adaptability, making him an invaluable Data Science Lead.

Contact us


Feel welcome to contact us to learn more about our services and how we can create value together. 

Tel:  +376 656 581 or +47 412 22 466

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