Micromine and Imdex team up to make geologists jobs easier

first_imgMicromine has announced a partnership with Australia’s Imdex, where the former’s Geobank platform will integrate directly with the latter’s REFLEX IQ-LOGGER™ core logging technology.Micromine said the integration enables “quality, reliable structural data by ensuring optimised and auditable workflows, QA/QC protocols and data integrity, while providing a seamless and user-friendly software interface”. The integration will enhance Geobank’s capabilities in both exploration and product environments, according to Micromine.The REFLEX IQ-LOGGER handheld structural logging device can be rolled along the orientation line on diamond core, automatically recording depth and structural measurements at the press of a button. The data can be used for a better understanding of the orientation of ore controlling structures.“The solution negates the excessive time required for logging, while the digital transfer of structural measurements provides a reliable digital audit trail. The inbuilt data verification capability, via immediate stereonet projection, ensures orientations are accurate and reliable,” Micromine said.Micromine said the Geobank development team saw the integration as a “key strategic direction” for the product.Geobank Product Strategy Manager Mark Gabbitus said: “Integrating with the IMDEX REFLEX IQ-LOGGER allows geologists to view and manage data in Geobank at the time of collection, reducing the effort required to merge data later. It also allows the data to be presented to the geologist in the field as they are working instead of weeks later.“This gives the geologist the ability to make near real time decisions that add value to a drilling programme.”The additional benefit of the integration is that all readings and measurements are automatically uploaded to the master database where they are merged with the laboratory assay results to produce a full geoscientific database for use in 3D modelling software, such as Micromine.Nick Payne, IMDEX’s Global Product Manager – Structural IQ, said: “Our aim is to make the job of geologists easier and to improve real-time decision making. This integration serves both those ends.”In addition to the IMDEX integration, Geobank is also able to connect to magnetic susceptibility devices, barcode readers, GPS, scale devices and on-board cameras.last_img