Our Company

Opaxe was formed in  May of 2019 to take over the existing operations of RSC’s Mineral Intelligence service and to continue to develop and expand the service. Our clients include mining professionals, investors and brokers, mining companies and the media.

We are headquartered in West Perth, Australia and have an operational office in Dunedin, New Zealand.

RSC originally analysed resource mining company announcements to build up a picture of the global mining industry. Realising that mining companies in general would benefit from their work, RSC began offering a free service allowing users to view and download published reports. To begin to quantify exploration results the company produced a weekly list in which announced drilling results were converted to an Au equivalent result and ranked against each other, producing tables of the top intersections by stock exchange listing in different time periods.


How we work

Opaxe is a repository for reports published by resources companies listed on the world’s major stock exchanges. Although these reports are available in the public domain they are not always easy to find. We display these reports, represented by pins, on an interactive map. Clicking on a pin opens a window showing all reports available for the company and/or project associated with the pin. There is a download link for each report and a summary of the information available including a resource statement, best drill intersections, and the name of the QP/CP, etc.

Reports can be filtered by various criteria including commodity type, date, project status, stock exchange the company is listed on, reporting code, report type, and transaction size and type. Subscribers are able to set their preferred filters which allows them to immediately access reports based on their selected preferences, and there is a search tool allowing users to search for specific projects, stock market listing codes, competent persons and other relevant fields.

Opaxe is a subscription-based service. Non-registered users are able to view technical reports relating to gold projects. Registration to one of our subscription plans is required to view and download reports relating to any other commodity, to set up and use filter preferences, and to search for reports based on selections of commodities, project status, report type, stock exchange listing etc. Our subscribers also receive regular updates and bulletins relating to activity in the minerals sector.  Details of our subscription plans may be seen here.

Our Data

We have two main types of reports; Technical Reports concerning mineral exploration and mining projects; and Transaction Reports relating to transactions of mineral projects at any stage of development. Technical Reports mostly relate to projects that are positioned on the central part of the mining value chain while Transaction Reports cover all stages of the mining value chain (see diagram below).

Projects where substantial exploration work is being completed are of main interest and therefore public reports on the results of early exploration activities such as mapping or soil sampling programmes are not included. Similarly, results for established mines (such as reserve updates based on different cut-off grades) are not included as they have little bearing on the ‘activity monitor’.

Transaction reports covers transactions of any size/value of mineral projects at all stages of development from exploration through to developed mines on care and maintenance.

We also monitor Environmental Impact Assessment reports (EIAs, Code -unrelated) and reports supporting acquisitions (mostly NI 43-101).

All data displayed on the Opaxe interactive map is available in the public domain. We update our databases daily, and most new reports are available within 72 hours of their initial publication.

How to use Opaxe

How do I find all reports on gold exploration during the last month?

  1. Open the ‘Date range’ filter and either select ‘30’ or enter the specific dates in the ‘From’ / ‘To’ boxes
  2. Open the ‘Project Status’ filter and select ‘Exploration Stage’
  3. Open the ‘Commodity’ filter and select ‘Gold’
  4. The map is now displaying all gold exploration reports released in the last month
  5. Click on any pin on the map to view the summary of that particular report
  6. Click on the ‘Download – View this Report’ button to open the full report

How do I find a project or report from a particular company?

  1. Click in the Search Box
  2. Select ‘Company’ from the drop-down menu
  3. Enter the company name
  4. Select the project(s) that you wish to view. You may select one, several or all projects from that company
  5. Click ‘Show on Map’
  6. Click on a pin on the map to view the summary of the report
  7. Click on the ‘Download – View this Report’ button to open the full report

How do I find reports on transactions for Lithium projects worth more than $1m?

  1. Click on the ‘Transaction Reports’ tab at the top of the side bar. Note that you need to be a registered user to open the Transaction Reports tab
  2. Open the ‘Commodity’ filter and select ‘Lithium’
  3. Open the ‘Value Range’ filter and select ‘over $1,000,000’
  4. Click on any pin on the map to view the summary of that particular report
  5. Click on the ‘Download – View this Report’ button to open the full report. Note that downloading a transaction report uses part of your downloading credit. Different subscription plans have different downloading limits

How do I set my filter preferences?

  1.  Click on the Avatar in the top right-hand side of the screen
  2.  Click on ‘Upgrade’ in the membership details
  3.  The subscription plans will be displayed
  4.  Select the required plan

How do I change my subscription?

  1. Open the filters that you wish to select as your default search criteria
  2. Click on ‘Save current filters’
  3. Click on ‘OK’ in the pop-up window
  4. Your chosen filter set will now be saved and may be viewed or deleted in your profile under ‘Saved Preferences’

How do I add or change my password?

  1. Click on the Avatar in the top right-hand side of the screen
  2. Click on ‘Manage Profile’
  3. Click on ‘Reset password’ under the Personal Information heading
  4. Enter your new password in the change password screen
  5. Confirm your new password
  6. Click on ‘Change password’Your password has now been changed
  7. To return to the map click on ‘Back to opaxe’

How do I add or change my profile photo?

  1. Click on the Avatar in the top right-hand side of the screen to open your profile
  2. Click on ‘Manage Profile’
  3. Click on ‘Upload your photo’ under the Profile Photo text
  4. Select your photo. Note the size requirements shown on the profile page
  5. Click ‘Save Changes’
  6. Your profile photo is now active
  7. To change your photo, go to your profile page
  8. Click ‘Remove’ next to the profile photo and follow the steps above

Our Founders

Nick Saunders  

Managing Director

With a background in mining in Australia, pharmaceuticals in the UK and digital media in Eastern Europe and South America, Nick has extensive experience in leading and developing start-up’s and small businesses. Most recently Nick was the founder and CEO of a media company headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria and operating across eastern Europe. He moved back to Australia in late 2017 and has been active in the start-up ecosystem in Perth where he mentors and advises several start-up businesses.

Nick brings strong operational, sales and marketing expertise to opaxe and is responsible for the day to day operation of the company.

Rene Sterk   MSc, FAusIMM, CP(Geo), MAIG (RPGeo), MSEG, MInstD

Technical Director

René has delivered resource evaluation, training and geological consulting throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania in a wide variety of geological settings and commodities. He has led numerous exploration and mine geology teams in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, Mongolia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana, Sweden and Mali. He is the principal author of several Canadian NI 43-101 and JORC compliant resource studies for gold mines in Africa and has assisted clients with exploration programs for these projects and others.

René established RSC in New Zealand in 2008 later expanding into Australia. He oversees the technical development of opaxe and manages the reporting compliance side of the business.

Craig Wright MSc, MAusIMM, MAICD

Business Strategy Director

After obtaining a master’s degree in Geology from the University of Otago Craig held a number of roles in exploration in both New Zealand and Australia before striking out on his own and founding an IT innovation and manufacturing company. Following a successful exit from that business and a period as a day trader Craig joined RSC in 2012 to manage the Australian office.

Craig brings a strong background as a creative and strategic innovator to opaxe and drives the strategic development of the company

Our Team

Bede Morrissey BA, DipGrad
Chief Information Officer

As well as overseeing the information gathering process, Bede manages production of the weekly
Resources Reports Bulletin and undertakes specialist research and analysis for clients.

Dave Sun MSc.


Dave manages the collection and analysis of transaction reports. He also undertakes bespoke analysis for opaxe clients relating to transaction data.

Sebastian Karkvliet, BSc


As one of the originators of the RSC Mineral Intelligence service, Sebastian set up its database and was responsible for the development and design of all upgrades to the website. He continues to advise the opaxe team on website and database development.