GeoVista Borehole Equipment for Mining





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Real Time Data

Ore body Identification

Mineral Exploration

Mineral Quantification

Mine Planning

Mine Development

Mine De-watering

Mine Production

Mine Safety

Mine Economics

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Mineral mining worldwide relies on the use of geophysical logging equipment to provide vital data. This important data is used to explore, quantify, correlate and identify the quality of the mineral and its economic viability. Mining engineers, geophysicists and geologists use this information to plan mining programs, mine expansion, mine dewatering, mineral analysis  and ore accessibility and help ensure safe, economic and well planned mining activities that maximize the efficiency and viability of a mining operation.



Common tools for Mining


Gamma and Spectral Gamma Probes

  • A range of different Gamma probes including: Natural, Spectral, Filtered & GM probes for different ore objectives.
  • Lithology & Bed Boundaries
  • Uranium & Coal exploration
  • KUT analysis and ore body identification
  • Geological correlation & fault determination

Formation Side Wall Density with Caliper

  • Lithology and ore-body identification
  • Quantitative Density
  • Bed Boundaries
  • Calculated Density Porosity
  • Borehole Diameter

Trisonde – 2pi Gamma-Gamma Probe

  • Lithology and ore-body identification
  • Coal mining
  • Qualitative Density
  • Bed Boundaries

Compensated Neutron Sonde

  • Quantitative Porosity
  • Lithology Identification & Shale Content
  • Aquifer location & Engineering
  • Coal fracture analysis

Neutron-Neutron Sonde

  • Qualitative Porosity
  • Lithology Identification
  • Aquifer Quality and Gas zone identification

Resistivity Probe (DLL3 Focused Short, Long and SP)

  • Lithology, Ore body thickness, and source rock identification
  • Bed Boundary and Facies changes

EM Induction Probe

  • Ore Body Identification
  • Hydrocarbon indication and formation water salinity

Magnetic Susceptibility Probe

  • Ore Body Identification
  • Mineral Identification

Induced Polarisation

  • Detects apparent formation chargeability
  • Disseminated ore body identification

Caliper Probes (2, 3-arm and 4-arm versions)

  • Structural borehole measurement & Borehole Volume
  • Engineering work and casing evaluation
  • Physical location of washouts, cavings, faults, fractures and changes in borehole dimensions
  • Explains/confirms changes in geophysical logs

Borehole Inclinometer Probe or Verticality Probe

  • Borehole deviation
  • Drift and TVD
  • Azimuth (with Verticality probe)
  • Confirmation of drilling work through surveying

North Seeking Fibre Optic Gyro

  • Borehole deviation
  • Drift and TVD
  • Azimuth
  • Confirmation of drilling work through surveying
  • Staying on target while drilling

Full Wave Form Sonic Probe

  • Cement Bond Log
  • Formation velocity
  • Characterization and Rock Strength
  • Surface seismic correlation
  • Rock strength, elasticity, porosity

Optical and Acoustic Televiewers

  • Deviation
  • Fracture Identification, orientation & structural information
  • Breakout analysis and thin bed detection
  • Bedding dips and lithology analysis

Fluid Temperature & Conductivity Probe

  • Can detect changes in zones with depth