Geotek Participate at the 2nd British-Finish Natural Resources Initiative!

Geotek Participate at the 2nd British-Finish Natural Resources Initiative!

Following the success of the 1st British-Finish Natural Resources Initiative in 2018; The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and the British Embassy of Helsinki hosted the 2nd B-F Natural Resources Initiative in February, 2019. Being a European leading competence centre on assessment and sustainable use of geological resources, the GTK provides expertise that serve the interests of their clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. Working closely with their clients and partners, they create solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, as well as promote sustainable growth. The event aimed to explore, develop, and initiate cross-border natural-resource based research through teaching and commercial service opportunities between the UK and Nordic regions.

Picture courtesy of Mining Finland: Map depicts current mining exploration projects in Finland

As Geotek’s equipment can be of great value for mining companies; Alice Dineen, Geotek’s Technical Sales Geologist, gave a presentation on ‘Core scanning, Imaging and Analysis Technology for Mining Applications’. This introduced the concept of the Multi-Sensor Core Logger (MSCL) to acquire a multi-parameter stratigraphy of petrophysical and geochemical measurements, to improve the understanding of resource exploration and evaluation.

The presentation demonstrated how this non-destructive multi-sensor core scanning approach can improve the understanding of geological properties, and their effect on resource assessment at a mine site. The high-resolution acquisition of multiple parameter datasets can deliver a greater level of understanding, compared to discrete sampling methods, enabling the exploration of parametric relationships that might have previously been hidden or unidentified. The core logging outputs of such analysis provide invaluable measurements at ALL stages of a mining evaluation chain, extracting the maximum amount of data possible (e.g.Ross et al., 2013 DOI:

HM Ambassador’s Residence at the British Embassy, Helsinki

During the presentation, Alice introduced Geotek’s latest sensor advancement: the SpecCam 4 VNIR and SWIR hyperspectral camera. The SpecCam 4 camera can be integrated onto any of Geotek’s MSCL platforms and combined with Geotek’s array of petrophysical and geochemical sensor technology. In particular, Geotek now offer a unique core scanning system that can acquire both XRF and Hyperspectral data from core materials on one platform.

For more information about Geotek’s sensor technology, please do not hesitate to contact the sales team, or Alice directly.

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