This is Orexplore

Mineral explorers usually have a pretty good idea of where minerals can be hiding. But without the necessary tools and equipment, their chances of getting to them are slim. Orexplore was founded around the idea that a big part of a geologist’s work is to analyse rock – a process which hasn’t fundamentally changed for hundreds of years.

After extensive research, we have developed a technology to not only analyse the elemental composition of rock, but also to visualise the rock’s internal structure. And we can do it in a fraction of the time that a standard lab assay would take.

Like most other industries, it’s also about data. By converting physical rock and related facts into digital data, we open the door to a new world of analyses. Who knows in which way our brilliant customers will take advantage of this new opportunity? We’re only at the beginning of the digital revolution of the mining industry. We hope that you will join us on our journey!

Meet the board

Stefan Sädbom


Stefan Sädbom, (BSc) is a Senior Exploration Geologist with over 30 years’ experience of exploration and underground mining in highly deformed and metamorphosed Proterozoic terrains. He has long experience of a wide range of commodities and works with geological mapping, field work, sampling procedures, mine planning, monitoring, and logging. And he loves analyzing drill cores!

Meet the management

Brett Giroud

Managing Director

Brett Giroud, MBA BEng, with 23 years consulting, program and project delivery experience.

Mikael Bergqvist


Mikael Bergqvist, Ph.D. in experimental physics and has extensive experience from the development of complex systems in high-tech companies. With appraised performance and wide international experience as a technical account manager, Bergqvist has a strong combined understanding of both the engineering and business perspective.

Working at Orexplore

Through science, programming and engineering – we work every day to achieve what no one has managed to do before; to map an entire drill core sample in a record 15 minutes.

We push technological boundaries

Our company culture is about challenging each other to come up with strong arguments when presenting new solutions to a problem. Only then can we move forward.

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We never stop prototyping

At Orexplore, we build everything ourselves. Machines, programme codes and technology. But only after we have invented it.

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To make great advances, we need to dare to think differently

We have a strong belief in the ability of each and every one of us. At Orexplore, we want our people to develop both personally and professionally.

Historical highlights

Here are the milestones we’ve passed so far.


The initial ideas about combining high-energy XRF and X-ray absorption were born through the work of Swedish geo-technician Anders Ullberg and professor Ragnar Kullenberg.


Orexplore is founded


Orexplore partners with STING (Stockholm Innovation and Growth), a business incubator, providing business development support and coaching.


X-ray detector technology has finally become precise enough for practical applications and Orexplore is founded.


Orexplore raises venture capital from Inlandsinnovation (IIAB).


Orexplore partners with Swick Mining Services, who agrees to a progressive ‘new money’ investment program over a 5 year period (Nov 2013).


GeoCore X10 prototype at Boliden Minerals for testing.


Orexplore´s GeoCore X10 awarded prestigious 2017 Red Dot industrial design award.


Awarded development funding in the Horizon 2020 Project X-Mine.


Swick acquires 100% of the remaining shares in Orexplore (May 2017).


Minimum Viable Product achieved (Nov 2017).


Orexplore launches its first product, the GeoCore X10, for mineral analysis of drill core.


Orexplore Australia Pty Ltd is formed and a new office in Perth is opened to service the Australian market (May 2018).


Period of trials - testing core for multiple companies at the Perth lab.


Sandfire commences on-site trial (Jan 2020).


Boliden commences on-site program (Jan 2020).


Full speed ahead.



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We are members of XMINE, an EU Horizon 2020 project for efficient and sustainable mining using X-ray technologies.

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The GeoCore X10 won a Red Dot Industrial Design Award in 2017. Orexplore has also been awarded a trusted business partner by Kvalitetspartner.

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