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 have over 35 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 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 both in the field and at the office.

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

Sodankylä, Finland

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)

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:


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.


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.


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.


Mathias Forss


Corporate and project administration, Permitting

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Jens Rönnqvist


Project administration, Stakeholder communication, Surface geochemical surveys

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Robert Stenberg


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

Expert Exploration Geologist

Database management, QAQC, Reporting

MSc Geology

Terhi Salo

Expert Exploration Geologist

Permitting, Stakeholder communication, Ni-Cu-PGEs

MSc Geology

Sven Hönig

Senior Exploration Geologist

Mineral Exploration, Structural Geology

PhD Magmatic Petrology, EurGeol

Vojtech Sesulka

Senior Exploration Geologist

3D modelling, Mineral exploration

PhD Applied Geophysics, EurGeol

Maria Nygårds

Senior Controller

Business processes, Economy and taxes, Financial data analysis

DIHM Business Communication and Information

Anna Shcherbakov

Office Manager

Invoicing, Corporate administration, HR

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Terhi Virta

Office Manager

HR, Invoicing, Corporate administration

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Viktor Grundström

Exploration Geologist

Geological mapping, Diamond drilling

MSc Natural Resources Engineering

Mathias Eriksson

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, BoT, Trenching

MSc Geology and Mineralogy

Valtteri Laaksonen

Exploration Geologist

Hyperspectral imaging, Quaternary exploration

MSc Surficial Geology

Jukka Manninen

Exploration Geologist

Diamond drilling, Geological mapping, Structural geology

MSc Bedrock Geology

Catherine Midona

Exploration Geologist

Geological mapping, Drill core logging

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

Fanny Makkonen

Junior Exploration Geologist

Prospecting, Geotechnical work, Drone imagery

BSc Geology

Rita Pereira

Junior Exploration Geologist

Drill core logging

MSc Economic Geology

Rasmus Soukka

Junior Exploration Geologist

Trenching, Geological mapping, Geotechnical work

BSc Geology

Emilia Lundell

Tenement Assistant

Landowner compensations

MA Nordic Ethnology

Nea Sihvonen

Tenement Assistant

Stakeholder communication, Landowner compensations

Vocational qualification in Tourism Industry

Ansu Särkelä

Senior Technician

Facilities, Maintenance, Geotechnical work

BEng Mechanical Engineering

Tiina Kärki


Geotechnical and assisting field work, Sample preparation,

Vocational qualification in Chemical Engineering, Process Operator

Paulus-Antti Toivola


Geotechnical and assisting field work, Sample preparation

Vocational qualification in Mining

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