COMPANY

GeoPool was founded in 2007 as a private business in response to the growing need for exploration services in Fennoscandia. Over the years, GeoPool gained more expertise, and currently, we employ over 20 professionals.

At GeoPool, we provide services on a broad scale, from field exploration to permit management and corporate administration. This makes us unique in the mining industry. We connect exploration and mining companies with contractors, stakeholders, landowners, and supervising authorities. With this focus, we can ensure a smooth flow of information between all parties of the exploration project.

We support responsible exploration and endorse exploration practices that minimize the impact on the environment. An essential part of GeoPool’s operation is also maintaining a good relationship with the local communities. In this work, our proficiency in the local language is a great asset. We also value safe work environments and regularly introduce new technologies to improve work safety in the field and at the office.

GeoPool has registered companies both in Finland and Sweden. The GeoPool Headquarter is easily accessible in the vicinity of Helsinki airport in Finland, while field activities in both countries are operated on-site from local field bases.

Location:
Sodankylä, Finland
PARTNER IN EXPLORATION

GeoPool holds an extensive network within the industry. Our connections consist of everything from authorities and universities to drilling companies, geophysical service providers, laboratory service providers, and other service and equipment providers in the Nordic region.

We also take an active part in improving the industry of exploration and mining. To promote best practices in exploration, GeoPool was a co-writer of Guidance on Exploration (Svemin 2018) and Malminetsintäopas (FinnMin 2021).

We are a member of the following organizations:

  • Finnish branch organization Kaivosteollisuus ry (FinnMin)
  • Swedish branch organization Svemin AB
  • Women in Mining Finland ry (WiM)
PARTNER IN RESEARCH

At GeoPool, we have close connections with the national geological surveys in the Nordic countries (GTK, SGU, NGU). We also collaborate with universities when it comes to cases and contributions for master’s theses.

GeoPool has been part of research projects such as:

GEOPOOL’S VALUES

Our values guide us in our day-to-day work and give directions for how we view our customers, partners, co-workers and owners.

Customer is No. 1

Our customer’s success is the guiding principle in all our activities.

Responsibility

We operate according to industry best practices and share information to help our customers and partners succeed together with us.

Well-being in the work community

We are open and honest with each other. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished both together at Geopool and with our customers. A happy employee is a good employee.

Innovativeness

We are curious about learning. We develop new workable solutions for the benefit of us all. Upkeeping our productivity is essential, and we get excited about succeeding together.

OUR TEAM

Mathias Forss

CEO

Corporate and project administration, Permitting

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Jens Rönnqvist

Manager

Project administration, Stakeholder communication, Surface geochemical surveys

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Robert Stenberg

Manager

Permitting, Legislation, Hyperspectral mapping

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Kirsi Luolavirta

Expert Geoscientist

Geochemistry, Mafic-ultramafic systems, Ni-Cu-PGEs

PhD Geology and mineralogy

Juhani Ojala

Expert Geoscientist

Geochemistry, Hyperspectral mapping, Orogenic gold

PhD Economic Geology

Jutta Forsell

Senior Database Geologist

Database management, QAQC, Reporting

MSc Geology

Terhi Salo

Senior Exploration Geologist

Permitting, Stakeholder communication, Ni-Cu-PGEs

MSc Geology

Anna Shcherbakov

Office Manager

Invoicing, Corporate administration, HR

BBA Bachelor of Business Administration

Terhi Virta

Office Manager (on family leave)

HR, Invoicing, Corporate administration

BBA Business Studies and Modern Languages for Management Assistants, Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Yordanos Chane

Exploration Geologist

Drill core logging, Geological mapping, Geotechnician

MSc Engineering Geology

Viktor Grundström

Exploration Geologist

Geological mapping, Diamond drilling, Project management

MSc Natural Resources Engineering

Mathias Eriksson

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, BoT, Trenching

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Jukka Manninen

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, Geological mapping, Structural geology

MSc Bedrock Geology

Catherine Midona

Exploration Geologist

Geological mapping, Drill core logging, 3D modelling

MSc Mining Geology

Jonna Nenonen

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, BoT, Geological mapping

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Anton Niemelä

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, Trenching, Geological mapping

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Heidi Penttinen

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, GIS

MSc Bedrock Geology

Niilo Taipale

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, Surface geochemical surveys, XRF

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Robert Ahvonen

Tenement Advisor

Software development, GIS, Drone imagery

BSc Geology

Joona Clergeaud

Tenement Advisor

Water sampling, Hydrogeology

MSc Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology

Valtteri Laaksonen

Junior Exploration Geologist

Hyperspectral imaging, Surface exploration, 3D modelling

MSc Quaternary Geology

Fanny Makkonen

Junior Exploration Geologist

Prospecting, Geotechnician, Drone imagery

BSc Geology

Rasmus Soukka

Junior Exploration Geologist

Trenching, Geological mapping, Geotechnician

BSc Geology

Nea Sihvonen

Tenement Assistant

Stakeholder communication, Landowner compensations

Vocational qualification in Tourism Industry

Tiina Kärki

Technician

Geotechnician, Sample preparation, Assisting field work

Vocational qualification in Chemical Engineering, Process Operator

Ansu Särkelä

Technician

Facilities, Maintenance, Geotechnician

BEng Mechanical Engineering

Paulus-Antti Toivola

Technician

Geotechnician, Sample preparation, Assisting field work

Vocational qualification in Mining

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