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Our proficient team will advance your grassroots and early-stage geological exploration project with a lighter environmental footprint.



Anomalous Exploration Ltd is a geological services company that manages grassroots exploration projects focused on geochemical surveys and prospecting operations for mineral exploration companies in Western Canada. Our experienced and qualified team provides safe, diligent, and cost-effective field operations to develop your mineral exploration targets.

We specialize in small projects and excel at working in challenging terrain and adverse conditions. Whether we are part of your initial reconnaissance on a new claim package or expanding an advanced-stage exploration program, you can be confident that we will manage your project efficiently and professionally.

Our Mission

Mineral exploration is changing. Investors and prudent management teams increasingly prioritize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. As do we. Our team of conscientious individuals is passionate about reducing the environmental footprint of our industry. We work energetically and creatively to minimize our carbon footprint, to leave no trace campsites, and to respect local communities and local ecology as we run your program. We want you to be proud of how your fieldwork is completed. Our team strives to improve our exploration methodologies, and we often save clients money as we reduce our footprint.

We aim to

  • Inspire and influence others by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the negative environmental impacts of our geological exploration projects.


  • Establish values-aligned employment fostering collaboration, community, critical thinking, and personal growth.


  • Provide high quality, honest services for our clients.

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Each project is unique. We are eager to work closely with you to surpass your expectations. We are fit, knowledgeable, and hard-working. Our team enjoys learning and is eager to understand and execute your field methods. 

Project Management

Project Planning


Remote Project Logistics 

Health and Safety


One Sling Load Fly Camps

Technical Field Reports

Environmental Impact Project Reports

Geological services

Soil and Stream Sediment Sampling

Basal Till Sampling

Biogeochemical Sampling 


Bulk Sediment Sampling, including BLEG

Drill Program Support


Data services

QGIS Project Design 


 Navigation and Data Collection systems with QField 

Historic Data Compilation


Integrated Photo, GPS, and Sample Management​


Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Field Data



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"Anomalous Exploration completed several green field exploration surveys for Centerra last season. The sample quality and their returned data were excellent. A major benefit of this crew over other options was the light footprint of their camps and their logistical flexibility. We were able to feed them an ever changing stream of target areas, and they reacted quickly and efficiently, allowing me to redirect focus as new information came in." Dave Cox, Centerra Senior Project Geologist

"Anomalous conducted a basal till sampling program on three of Orogen’s properties in 2022. They were a pleasure to work with, exploring effectively and within budget. The group were very easy to communicate with and the reporting - both technical and financial- was excellent. We will aim to use the group on future exploration programs." Laurence Pryer, Orogen Royalties Vice-President of  Exploration

Our Team

Our Team

Ellen Hunter-Perkins 


Chief Executive Officer

B.Sc., B.Ed.

Ellen has seven seasons of experience with mineral exploration projects, where she contributed to program planning and data collection during sampling, prospecting, and mapping programs. These projects included grassroots exploration of carlin-style gold, skarn and polymetallic prospects in the Yukon and epithermal and porphyry Cu-Au target development in north and central BC. Ellen studied Earth Sciences and Biology at UVic and Education at UBC. As well as working in mineral exploration, she monitored seabirds, flora, and marine mammals for two seasons as a marine biologist in Laskeek Bay, Haida Gwaii, BC. and taught for four years as a Science and Outdoor Education teacher in Bella Coola and Ucluelet, BC, working with local Indigenous communities. Ellen’s vision is one of inclusion, sustainability, and exemplary leadership, and she is responsible for marketing, networking, conducting fieldwork, and report writing.

Ellen Perkins Cheif Executive Officer

Trevor Tamburri


Chief Technical Officer

B.A.Sc., P.Geo, P.Eng.

Trevor has five seasons of mineral exploration experience in the Yukon and British Columbia, where he contributed to Carlin-style gold, epithermal gold, polymetallic, skarn and prophyry Cu-Au style deposits. Having worked as a geotechnical mining consultant for six years on slope stability projects for operating open-pit mines in BC, Trevor brings extensive knowledge in geotechnical data collection, project management, data management, and technical report writing. He has a degree in Geological Engineering from UBC and is a registered Professional Geoscientist and Engineer. As our Chief Technical Officer, Trevor is responsible for project planning and management, fieldwork, data processing, and report writing.

Trevor Tamburri Cheif Technical Officer

Ryan Nelson

Chief Financial Officer

B.A., M.L.I.S.

Ryan has nine seasons of experience in mineral exploration operations. He has worked from small exploration projects to large multi-drill and multi-million-dollar exploration programs as a soil sampler, pad builder, claim staker, first aid attendant, crew chief, and camp manager. Ryan earned a Masters in Library and Information Science from McGill and a BA from Queen's. He has completed two levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst program and the Canadian Securities Course. Ryan has a diverse background in social entrepreneurship, impact investing, corporate governance, and financial analysis in the metals and mining sector; he guides Anomalous Exploration in financial actions as Chief Financial Officer. As our first aid attendant, he is responsible for safety plans and infection prevention and control; he also conducts operational planning and sampling.

Ryan Nelson Cheif Financial Officer

Jesse Ashwell


Chief Operating Officer


Jesse has six seasons of experience as a geological technician. He has worked sampling, prospecting, pad building, managing crews, and organizing logistics on many properties, including work in the Rackla Gold Belt, YT, and gold-copper porphyry targets across BC. His four seasons of tree planting and wildfire fighting broaden his extensive field experience to include building camps and confidently navigating the backroads of BC. Jesse has spent the last four years teaching woodwork and math in Ucluelet and Bella Coola. As a certified shop teacher, he excels in teaching new skills to a wide range of students and building strong relationships in remote and Indigenous communities. His priority is keeping people safe and equipment in good working order. Jesse is our Chief Operations Officer, responsible for the organization of logistics, equipment, expediting, chainsaw operation, drone reconnaissance, sampling, graphic art, and website design. 

Jesse Ashwell Cheif Operating Officer
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