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

Management
Mathias Forss

CEO

Corporate and project administration, Permitting

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Robert Stenberg

Tenement Manager

Permitting, Legislation, Hyperspectral

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Jens Rönnqvist

Field Manager

Project administration, Stakeholder communication, Surface geochemical surveys

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Juhani Ojala

Expert Exploration Geologist

Geochemistry, Hyperspectral, Orogenic gold

PhD Economic Geology

Terhi Salo

Senior Exploration Geologist

Permitting, Stakeholder communication, Ni-Cu-PGEs

MSc Geology

Jutta Forsell

Senior Exploration Geologist

Databases, QAQC, Reporting

MSc Geology

Terhi Virta

Office Manager

HR, Billing, Corporate administration

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

Field
Anu Keränen

Senior Exploration Geologist

Project administration, Hyperspectral

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Anton Niemelä

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, Trenching, Geological mapping

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

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

Heidi Penttinen

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, GIS

MSc Bedrock Geology

Niilo Taipale

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, Surface geochemical surveys, XRF

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Jonna Nenonen

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, BoT, Geological mapping

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Fanny Makkonen

Junior Exploration Geologist

Prospecting, Geotechnical, Drone imagery

BSc Geology

Rasmus Soukka

Junior Exploration Geologist

Trenching, Geological mapping, Geotechnical

BSc Geology

Ansu Särkelä

Technician

Facilities, Maintenance, Geotechnical

BEng Mechanical Engineering

Paulus-Antti Toivola

Technician

Geotechnical, Sample preparation, Forest work

Vocational qualification in Mining

Office
Joona Clergeaud

Tenement Advisor

Water sampling, Hydrogeology

MSc Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology

Robert Ahvonen

Tenement Advisor

Software development, GIS, Drone imagery

BSc Geology

Nea Sihvonen

Tenement Assistant

Stakeholder communication, Landowner compensations

Vocational qualification in Tourism Industry

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