Who We Are
Overburden Drilling Management Limited is the Industry Pioneer and Global Leader
in Heavy Mineral Geochemistry and Indicator Mineral Exploration
ODM was founded by entrepreneurial geologist Stuart Averill in 1974 when heavy mineral geochemistry was emerging as the key investigative tool for ﬁnding mineral deposits buried under thick overburden.
Based at our laboratory in Ottawa, Canada, our highly experienced staﬀ of exploration geologists hold all key management positions. ODM holds a Certiﬁcate of Authorization from the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
We work as a partner with our clients on exploration and research challenges. Not only do we provide solid expertise in recovery and identiﬁcation of heavy mineral grains, we oﬀer signiﬁcant insight into geological and geochemical processes written onto those grains.
ODM has been a key contributor to numerous discoveries including New Gold's Rainy River gold mine in Ontario, the Golden Pond East and West deposits at Casa Beradi, Quebec, the Eagle Point and Collins Bay B-zone uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin, the Voisey's Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit in Labrador, and several kimberlites across Canada.
Stephen Keays, P.Geo.
25 years at ODM