New data on the Geosoft Geoscience Data Service: Crust 1.0 global crustal model and LCS-1 lithospheric magnetic field model

Geosoft has added Crust 1.0, a global crustal model at 1x1 degrees, and LSC-1, a high-resolution global model of the lithospheric magnetic field derived from CHAMP and Swarm satellite observations, to its Geoscience Data Service, powered by DAP.

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Using magnetic gradient arrays for marine UXO surveys

Collecting and using magnetic gradient data for locating ferrous targets such as unexploded ordnance (UXO) or explosive remnants of war (ERW) in marine environments can help to save time and money while improving the overall quality of survey results.

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Geosoft named as a top technology company in Branham300

Geosoft has ranked in the top 250 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies on the Branham300, a list of top Canadian revenue performers in the ICT industry compiled by leading industry analyst firm Branham Group. Geosoft moved up to #128 on this year’s list, from its ranking of #148 the previous year. This marks the 18th consecutive year that Geosoft has been named to the Branham300.

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MVI excels at identifying copper porphyry-related intrusives

To verify the potential for Magnetization Vector Inversion (MVI) to identify deep intrusives related to copper porphyry systems, veteran copper explorer Carl Windels has compiled several North American examples where the technique works. Among the known deposits the geophysicist tested using the MVI method are the continent’s most famous, including Bingham Canyon in Utah and Morenci in Arizona.

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Mawson Resources selects MX Deposit for gold project in Finland

As Vancouver-based Mawson Resources digests the results of a 16,000-metre, 75-hole winter drill program on its gold project in northern Finland, the company’s geologists are finding the voluminous amounts of data easier to manage using MX Deposit.

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OreVision and VOXI combine to detect gold targets in the Abitibi

Abitibi Geophysics was able to confirm evidence of additional gold deposits on the Benoist project northeast of Val d’Or, Quebec by inverting IP data from its OreVision system in Geosoft’s VOXI Earth Modelling software.

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Geophysical techniques identify fresh water for refugees

Surface geophysical exploration techniques were used to find groundwater sources at the UN’s Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County, Kenya where the water supply was inadequate and fluoride concentrations exceeded Kenyan drinking water guidelines.

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Geosoft add-in enhances integration with ArcGIS Pro

Geosoft has released a new add-in for importing and viewing Geosoft raster files within ArcGIS Pro, Esri’s next-generation desktop GIS.  

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Aeromagnetic data helps to assess earthquake potential

A research project has made progress in advancing the ability to identify potential locations and intensities of earthquakes in a rift zone. Temporal aeromagnetic data and recent earthquake data was integrated, within Geosoft Oasis montaj, to address the longstanding question of the role preexisting Precambrian structures play in modulating strain accommodation and subsequent ruptures leading to seismic events within an active rift system.

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X-Terra enters option agreement to acquire a 50% interest in the Storm Lake Gold Property: diamond drill program to test magnetic anomaly identified with VOXI MVI

X-Terra announced it has entered an option agreement with Greg Exploration Inc. to acquire a 50% interest in the Storm Lake Gold Property. There has been sparce exploration on the Storm Lake Gold Property over the years, however results from a high resolution magnetic survey and 3D Magnetization Vector Inversion (MVI) in Geosoft VOXI have outlined a highly magnetic feature that was previously concealed, interpreted as a deep-seated magnetic-rich intrusion into the fault plan.

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Improving access to geoscience data a key theme at Indaba’s Nigeria Day

Geosoft was pleased to be among the speakers at Indaba 2018 held in Cape Town, South Africa in February. Presenting at the conference’s Nigeria Day, President and CEO Tim Dobush outlined how public-private collaborations can improve the accessibility and application of geoscience data.

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Geosoft to present at Oceanology 2018 on Advances in Marine Surveying Techniques

Geosoft will be among the speakers at the Oceanology 2018 technical session on Marine Renewables: Advances in Marine Surveying Techniques, being held on March 15. The session will look at recent advances in surveying techniques, including improved identification of UXO, with the potential to minimize the requirements for extensive surveying.

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Students in Environmental Geophysics course get hands-on learning with Oasis montaj

Geosoft was pleased to support the Geophysics for Environmental Scientists course recently conducted by Keele University,  providing students with Oasis montaj software subscriptions to analyze and interpret the geophysical data.

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Gamma ray spectrometry proves it worth as a mapping tool in granite-rich terrain

Researchers at the University of Paraná in Brazil recently tested the application of gamma-ray spectrometry for geological mapping in an area of southern Brazil that contains a variety of granitic rocks. Geosoft Oasis montaj was used to process and analyze the gamma-ray spectrometry data.

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3D modelling helps district in Nebraska get a better handle on water quality

A district in Nebraska is using 3D models generated from airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey results and borehole data to manage land use in an area where groundwater availability and nitrate contamination is a concern. At the core of the interpretation are Geosoft borehole databases.

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Finding data ranks as top challenge for geoscience data management

Accessibility and security are among the top challenges geoscience organizations face when managing data, according to Geosoft’s 2017 Geoscience Data Management Report. Close to half of respondents rank the inability to find and access data with one integrated search tool as the most important challenge, while data security is a close second.
 

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Geosoft releases 9.3 software update with new 3D visualization features and enhancements

Geosoft has announced the release of its 9.3 software update for Oasis montaj, Target and Target for ArcGIS. The release includes new 3D visualization features and enhancements, including more voxel display options, improved 3D rendering, and the ability to create animated videos from snapshots.  

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USGS explores hot rocks for geothermal potential on Oregon Indian Reservation

Surveys and fieldwork completed in 2017 are a significant first step toward assessing the geothermal potential lying beneath the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Data processing and modelling for the collaborative initiative was conducted in Geosoft Oasis montaj.   

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Ian MacLeod receives SEG Cecil Green Enterprise Award

Geosoft co-founder Ian MacLeod is the proud recipient of the Cecil Green Enterprise Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). MacLeod and other award recipients were honoured on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, at the SEG International Exposition and 87th Annual Meeting in Houston.

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Geosoft and AcornSI move UXO classification to the cloud

Geosoft is partnering with Acorn Science and Innovation to create a cloud-based technology solution for unexploded ordnance classification projects. The 3-year project, funded by the US Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, will deliver a cloud prototype for classifying buried metal as either UXO or non-hazardous clutter based on the analysis of electromagnetic induction data.

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Textbook examines lifecycle of a mineral deposit

A new textbook authored by the University of Madrid’s Manuel Bustillo Revuelta provides students with practical information about exploring for, evaluating and mining mineral resources. The book’s section on geophysical exploration methods includes a sub-section on inversion with 3D model images created using Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling. 

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Joint ESTCP/NAOC Training on UX-Analyze

In conjunction with the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC), the US Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) sponsored a series of training classes in June and July on the recently-released version 9.2 of Geosoft’s UX-Analyze analysis software. 

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Rambler extends depth of Ming ore zones with first surface hole

Rambler Metals and Mining has completed the first hole of its surface exploration program on the Ming Copper-Gold mine property in Newfoundland and Labrador. Rambler's QA/QC program includes the use of MX Deposit as an effective and efficient way to manage assay data and for QA/QC tracking and reporting.

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Public domain satellite gravity inversion offshore Somalia combines layered-Earth and voxel based modelling

Geosoft collaborated with Spectrum Geo and Leeds University on a study that demonstrates how public domain data inversion can reveal a meaningful, basin-scale preliminary density model of the subsurface. This type of approach is a valuable, low-cost aid for mapping the density of the earth in frontier areas, and to facilitate basin exploration.  

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Searching for geothermal resources within the Umatilla Indian Reservation

A new technical paper describes how Geosoft’s Oasis montaj and GM-SYS software was used to model across the large Hawtmi and Wiahatya faults in northeastern Oregon, in search of potential geothermal resources on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  

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Carlin Trend Field Guide now available online

The guide to the Carlin Trend field trip organized by Newmont Mining following the Society for Exploration Geophysicists conference in 1996 is now available online. The guide is a comprehensive package of materials that would be impossible to replicate but remains relevant to exploration for Carlin-type deposits. 

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Vietnam SEAPEX Meeting co-sponsored by Geosoft and Hanoi University

An article in the latest issue of SEAPEX Press reported on SEAPEX’s first technical meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, co-sponsored by Geosoft, and Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG). Participants of the event, held on May 9th, 2017, included experts from PetroVietnam Exploration and Production, Vietnam Petroleum Institute, and professors and students from HUMG.  

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Geosoft announces new subscription plans for its Oasis montaj suite of geoscience software

Geosoft has announced new subscription plans for its Oasis montaj suite of geoscience software with options that include monthly, annual and multi-year terms. This follows the company’s introduction of subscription plans for its Target geology software, and marks Geosoft’s commitment to making all of its desktop software available by subscription.  

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New model extends understanding of the eastern Black Sea basement structure

Taking a new approach to regional integrated seismic exploration, Russia-based Geology Without Limits combined old and new data - reflective and refractive seismic, and potential field - to create a more accurate model of the deep structure of the eastern Black Sea basin. The team applied cutting-edge geophysical technologies, including Geosoft’s GM-SYS 3D and VOXI Earth Modelling software, to form the new model. 

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Geosoft releases GX Developer 9.2 for Python, C#, F# and Visual Basic

Geosoft is pleased to announce the release of GX Developer 9.2. Geosoft GX Developer supports the development and integration of geoscience software that works with Geosoft file formats and the Geosoft desktop environments. 

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Geosoft survey seeks to gauge how organizations are managing their geoscience data

Managing geoscience data is crucial to maximizing the value of data and overall efficiency. Our 2017 survey will assess how organizations are tackling data management and the results they expect from their efforts. Share your experiences with us before June 30.  

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Geosoft announces major release of UX-Analyze for UXO classification

Geosoft has launched a major release of UX-Analyze, a software extension for Oasis montaj that provides a comprehensive solution for classification, modelling and analysis of unexploded ordnance using advanced electromagnetic geophysical data. The system now supports dynamic survey data as well as static data.

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MX Deposit now integrated with Geosoft Target and Oasis montaj

Geosoft has announced new integration between Minalytix’s MX Deposit and Geosoft applications, Target and Oasis montaj, as part of its 9.2 software update. The new connectivity enables explorers to easily import drill hole projects from MX Deposit directly into the Geosoft environment.

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SAND Geophysics resurveys the River Thames for unexploded bombs

When a 50 kilogram German bomb was found in the River Thames during civil engineering work earlier this year, bridges were closed, roads cordoned off, and the Royal Navy and police called in to remove and safely detonate the device. As a further precaution, SAND Geophysics was hired to work alongside the Port of London Authority Hydrographic Service to resurvey the area. Key to SAND’s approach was the integration of all of its datasets in Geosoft Oasis montaj to provide a higher level of confidence in the results.

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Neo Lithium Announces Resource Estimate for 3Q Project

Neo Lithium Corp. has announced a maiden resource estimate for the Tres Quebradas (3Q) lithium brine project in Catamarca Province, Argentina. The company prepared the mineral resource estimation using Geosoft Target for ArcGIS in accordance with best practices specific to brine resources. 

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Red Pine Exploration and Nighthawk Gold select MX Deposit for managing their drill logs and results

Red Pine Exploration and Nighthawk Gold are among the exploration companies that have recently selected MX Deposit for managing their drill logs and results. A new Earth Explorer article looks at some of the challenges they face in managing their drilling data, and key factors in choosing their solution.

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From the ground to the cloud: MX Deposit featured in CIM Magazine

MX Deposit was featured in CIM Magazine’s May Tools of the Trade report. CIM reporter, Kylie Williams, interviewed Steve Randall, Geosoft’s VP of Marketing, on MX Deposit’s software-as-a-service approach to drilling data management.

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Margaret Lake Commences Ground Geophysics on High Priority Targets

Margaret Lake Diamonds is further testing 12 priority targets on its Margaret Lake property 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, NWT, with ground gravity and electromagnetic surveys in conjunction with bathymetry. Twenty three higher priority target were modelled using VOXI Earth Modelling, a cloud-based inversion service provided by Geosoft. The modelling process proved to be a useful filter.

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Ground geophysics extends gold-bearing fault zone, finds new structure for Redstar

A ground geophysical program on Redstar Gold’s Unga Gold Project in Alaska has extended the gold-bearing Shumagin fault to the southwest and identified a second parallel structure. Redstar processed the IP and MAG survey data using Geosoft Oasis montaj and created unconstrained 3D inversion models in Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling.  

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UXO unearthed during construction

An engineering firm was in the process of refurbishing a relatively small ferryboat terminal in the Northeast, when an intact, massive - and potentially explosive - Rodman cannonball was unearthed by a backhoe. In their latest case study, Aqua Survey describes how they surveyed the work zone for other unexploded ordnance to ensure worker safety.

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