The company stated that this 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.
The REFLEX IQ-LOGGER handheld structural logging device can simply be rolled along the orientation line on diamond core automatically recording depth and structural measurements can be taken at the press of a button.
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.
Geologists and geotechnical engineers across the mining value chain use the data from the REFLEX IQ-LOGGER for a better understanding of the orientation of ore controlling structures.
The Geobank development team saw the integration as a key strategic direction for the product. The integration will simplify and optimise the collection of data, particularly in remote areas with poor connectivity. Rather than storing and analysing data in the cloud or a proprietary database, users can now do this on-site and in near real-time. Another key benefit is the seamless integration of REFLEX IQ-LOGGER data collection with the logging workflow within Geobank mobile.
Mark Gabbitus, Geobank product strategy manager at MICROMINE, commented: "Integration is an important strategy within the Geobank framework, providing functional, user friendly solutions and flexibility. 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 program."
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 3-D modelling software, such as Micromine.
Nick Payne, global product manager - structural IQ at Imdex, commented: "It is an excellent opportunity to link the REFLEX IQ-LOGGER into the rest of the logging workflow. 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.