In the Media
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.
Public domain satellite gravity inversion offshore Somalia combines layered-Earth and voxel based modelling
The Geological Survey of Ireland’s Tellus Programme has unearthed volcanics under Ireland’s limestones. The maps, generated in Geosoft Oasis montaj, reveal new detail of 300 million-year-old volcanoes on the Westmeath/Offaly border.
Geosoft was featured in the Digital Energy Journal’s special report on Finding Petroleum’s “Transforming Subsurface Interpretation” conference, which looked at how to improve understanding of the subsurface with the help of technology.
Cameco has launched its Geospatial Envision Technology and Information Transfer (GET-IT) system, a web interface for exploration and land management data. Geosoft’s data services team worked with Cameco on the design and deployment of the strategic exploration information management solution.
Mining Magazine’s April feature 'Exploring new options' examines how innovations in mineral exploration are even more important during a downturn. In the published article, Geosoft CEO Tim Dobush weighs in on how explorers are merging proven science with technological innovation to take more risk out of discovery.
Medgold Resources started a new 3000m drilling program at Lagares in Portugal. The company worked to fully understand the geology and controls on mineralisation with the aid of advanced 3D exploration software. Geosoft’s Target exploration software was used to help prioritise targeting work.
Geosoft presented on 3D Hybrid Gravity Inversion for Base of Salt Modelling at the Finding Petroleum Non-Seismic Geophysics event, held February 19 in London. Read the coverage in OilVoice.
Cameco’s initiatives to streamline data data management and improve data access were featured in the April 11 issue of Mining Journal. The exploration team has a data management strategy they believe could, in future, give them an extra day in their weekly schedule to look for mines instead of searching for and manipulating data.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle-towed magnetometer are proving to be effective in seabed surveys, and the technique could reduce costs and time, with improved accuracies. Marine Magnetics Corp and AUV manufacturer OceanServer Technology have partnered to introduce an innovative approach to seabed surveys.
Inversion of airborne gravity gradient data, in Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling, has enhanced interpretation of Norway’s Karasjok Greenstone Belt. Efforts to improve data coverage in the Karasjok Greenstone Belt, as part of the NGU's Mapping of Mineral Resources in Northern Norway (MINN) program.
Geosoft Target for ArcGIS was featured among the best in new technology in CIM Magazine’s November Tools of the Trade report. CIM reporter, Eavan Moore, interviewed Steve Randall, Geosoft’s VP of Marketing, on the latest advancements in the market-leading geological application for Esri ArcGIS.
A survey of firms and organisations handling exploration data has found more companies want to improve data management to increase reporting visibility and transparency to win over investors and boost discovery rates.
Geosoft has updated its Target for ArcGIS geological modelling tool to add wire-framing and the ability to work with Esri file formats and three-dimensional (3D) geosurface files across both Geosoft and Esri platforms.
Firmex and Geosoft partnership provides mineral exploration companies with turn-key document management platform
Firmex Virtual Data Rooms has announced its partnership with Geosoft as a preferred data room supplier, focusing on the mineral exploration market. The Firmex and Geosoft partnership provides exploration companies with a turn-key, cost effective and secure document management platform.
The ESTCP, in an ongoing partnership with the National Association of Ordnance and Explosive Waste Contractors (NAOC), is sponsoring a series of courses for munitions response contractors and government personnel to learn more about advanced tools for cost-effectively cleaning up munitions-contaminated sites.
Geosoft’s introduction of new marine UXO software was featured in OceanBuzz magazine and Hydro International this month. The software, being released in April, will provide marine surveyors with a purpose-built workflow and set of tools for processing and managing marine magnetic data for site investigation surveys.
In an interview with HighGrade, Geosoft’s Ian MacLeod and Troy Wilson gave a status report on VOXI Earth Modelling, the Geosoft cloud-based 3D modelling service previewed at the PDAC 2012. Since the VOXI service went live in April more than 200 explorers – major companies to individual consultants – have created over 1000 models in the cloud.
Bomb Hunters, a new Canadian television series premiering August 27th on History Televison, puts the spotlight on the experts tasked with finding and destroying unexploded bombs buried or submerged across Canada. The Bomb Hunters Trailer shows Geosoft UXO software being used to map targets and help detect the bombs.
Geosoft VOXI Earth Modelling is among the 3D technologies cited in the Engineering and Mining Journal article, New Generation of 3-D Mining Software Sets the Scene. The article looks at different 3D, cloud and data management technologies that are contributing to greater understanding of what lies beneath the surface in exploration and mining.
Geosoft recently hosted an official launch in Beijing, introducing its Chinese language exploration software and training services supporting China’s resource exploration and earth science sectors.
Geosoft has released the latest 3-D geophysical technology, its VOXI Earth Modelling software. This is a cloud-based inversion software service that generates 3-D voxel models from airborne or ground gravity and magnetic data.
From exploration tools and technology, through feasibility, engineering work and specialist consultancy on tailings and environmental issues to full production mining and processing, Canada has numerous home grown players that have seen success not only at these new domestic mining operations, but also globally.
Resource exploration brings up many questions that GIS technology can effectively answer. Exploration teams need to integrate and make sense of reams of geologic and geochemical information to find ore bodies. ESRI GIS and Geosoft technologies support this complex workflow by managing and analyzing the data and displaying it in a spatial context.
In the current technological age, exploration and mining companies are using the latest software to get the most out of their deposits. Mining Journal’s Katherine Welch investigates.
Integrative approaches, combining gravity and magnetics with seismic, geology and other earth data, are helping Oil and Gas explorers to push the envelope and focus their exploration, as they venture into new frontier and deep water environments.
Areva Resources Southern Africa pilots a standard technology platform for managing and optimising the use of their exploration information assets in South Africa.
Though GIS has had a role to play in recent searches for mineral deposits, use of it in the exploration industry has been growing for several reasons. One of the obvious factors is that there are more tools available to help explorers effectively work within the GIS environment - conducting advanced geospatial analysis, and creating accurate, quality results.
Two important recent developments in exploration technology have been the delivery of stronger spatial data access and management capabilities through the Internet, and advanced workflow support within GIS, which has become a standard spatial platform for integrating and analyzing geospatial data with geology and other exploration datasets. Both are helping explorers to work faster and smarter; to easily share data and knowledge across teams, departments and regional boundaries; and to manage and make sense of larger amounts of digital data for exploration decision-making.
Information remains a key driver for improving effectiveness and results, particularly when you consider the growing data requirements of modern-day exploration.
This article features two companies that have successfully adopted technology to solve exploration challenges. Areva Resources Southern Africa pilots standard technology platform for managing and optimizing the use of its exploration information assets in South Africa. Hunsaker Inc. deploys GIS in the field and in the office to explore the data-rich Nevada goldfields.
Article on the growing data requirements of modern day exploration, and recent developments in exploration technology that are helping explorers to manage and make sense of larger amounts of digital data for exploration decision making.
Geosoft now offers its Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension for ESRI’s ArcGIS software. The Geochemistry for ArcGIS extension adds a powerful geochemical workflow to ArcGIS, enabling geoscientists to efficiently conduct their geochemical QA and analysis inside ESRI.
Adding and improving exploration workflows within Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has been a breakthrough in the effectiveness of GIS within Mineral Exploration.
There is a huge base of geologists, geophysicists and mining engineers in Russia - what’s missing is applied knowledge of modern technology for exploration and mining. A collaboration between AGT, Geosoft and Perm State is helping to make a difference.
Spending more time on analysis and modeling may be just what’s needed to close the widening gap between rising mineral exploration costs and declining discovery rates, according to researchers at McMaster University’s School of Geography and Earth Sciences.