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Mount Sopris Welcomes New Interns

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Mount Sopris Welcomes New Interns

Mount Sopris Welcomes New Interns

Mount Sopris is proud to announce the hire of two summer interns to further improve our industry-leading customer and technical support! For the first time in company history, Mount Sopris is proud to welcome two geophysical engineering student interns to our sales and customer support team. Introducing Hannah and Ben, geophysical engineering students from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Hannah is recent graduate from the Geophysics program at CSM, and Ben will be graduating in 2018. Both have benefited from the program’s renowned rigor, scope, and faculty. CSM is well known for excellent education in engineering disciplines. No doubt, Hannah and Ben are exemplary students in the Geophysics department and have much to offer and learn at Mount Sopris. In part, Hannah and Ben will be further developing customer support and better serving you by producing technical support videos for Mount Sopris equipment. They will be walking through common topics and troubleshooting such as Quick-Start for Groundwater Customers, Advanced Troubleshooting of Winch Wireline, and MX-Family Winch Repairs and Diagnostics. Have a topic you’d like to see? Contact us  and let us know! Follow the Mount Sopris Blog announcing the release of these and other technical support videos!   Ben and Hannah will also be heavily involved with the organization and implementation of our first ever International Sales Representative Summit here in Denver, Colorado in the coming weeks. The Sales Summit will train Mount Sopris International Sales Reps on the new Sales Rep Model developed to increase sales and better meet the needs of our customers and potential users around the world. Click here to find the certified Mount Sopris sales agent nearest you. Moreover, the recent hires at Mount Sopris align with our Mission and Values. In addition to enhancing the customer support and quality well known of Mount Sopris Instruments, we strive to develop and improve lives within the geoscience community and worldwide. Hannah and Ben are here to help further that mission. Welcome to Mount Sopris!...

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Check out the recent issue of the Wireline Workshop!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Check out the recent issue of the Wireline Workshop!

Check out the recent issue of the Wireline Workshop!

The Wireline Workshop bimonthly bulletin contains valuable material that can be applied in many areas of mining and mineral exploration. The May issue touches on procedures for drilling and logging the right borehole, reviews total natural gamma ray measurements, and features an analysis of in situ stress measurements.     Some of the key major points of this issue include: Drilling the right borehole: Depending on what data is being logged, drilling with the correct specifications is important. Often times, the orientation of a borehole makes it impossible to take measurements without damaging tools or effecting the accuracy of the data. This Wireline Workshop issue presents certain problems with boreholes and how they can be prevented through communication and following correct procedures when drilling.  Boreholes should be labeled properly and 20-40 centimeters of casing should be present above the surface. They should also be capped when not in use to prevent damage. These practices contribute to successful and accurate surveys in the field. Total natural gamma ray measurements: Logging gamma ray typically measures total natural gamma, which is a combination of uranium, thorium and potassium. These are naturally occurring radioactive elements due to the instability caused by the nature of their decay. Getting a good gamma log can be useful tool in determining lithology, as it provides distinction between layers such as shale and sandstone.     It is suggested that a gamma ray probe be ran off-center  to reduce the effects of the borehole. This is important to better describe bed boundaries. Gamma ray logging should be done at slower rates to increase the accuracy of the data. The section also describes specific corrections that must be made to gamma ray logs. In situ stress measurements: Stress measurements can be used for many applications in mine design, management and safety. Kore Geosystems is featured describing common methods for stress measurement in the field, as well as explaining how using data from an acoustic televiewer can be inverted to obtain stress orientation and magnitudes.   Download the PDF of the May bulletin here or below. Wireline_Bulletin_May_2017   The Wireline Workshop bulletins are a great resource used to learn about applications of borehole geophysics to the mining and mineral exploration industry. They present case studies, useful suggestions for your survey and can offer you connections with others in the geoscience world. If you would like to freely subscribe to these bulletins, click...

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Featured Rental: Handheld Gamma Spectrometer

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Featured Rental: Handheld Gamma Spectrometer

Featured Rental: Handheld Gamma Spectrometer

The RS-125 Super Spectrometer System is the state-of-the art hand-held radiation spectrometer available to rent today from Mount Sopris Instruments.   This device can measure and store Total Count Data (in counts per second), Assay results, and GPS data. Use this device on your next continuous drill core assay or GPS oriented survey!   This system boasts full time-variable ASSAY capability with data in %K, ppm U and Th. The user can also view DOSE units (in Sv, Gy, R) to indicate radiation intensity. The RS-125 uses a large, 6.3 cu ins Sodium-Iodide detector that yields high resolution performance even with sample times as low as 60 seconds. The system has a fully automatic spectrum stabilization system that uses the low radiation levels from surrounding geology to perform this analysis. (It can also be stabilized using a Cs-137 source if desired)     The RS-125 features an Audio system enabling a hands-and-eye-free survey. Simple one button operation complements the fully weatherproof design. The Super-SPEC will outlast your field surveys with a 8-12 hour rechargeable battery life (recharging system included!)     With the rental of the hand-held Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, you will also get RS-Analyst utility software, providing the option to view graphical and numeric views of the data; or download spectra data or Scan data + GPS. As always, when you rent from Mount Sopris, you also get industry-leading customer and technical support. Rent yours today! Not sure if is the tool you need for your specialized survey? The RS-125 Super-SPEC has the following specifications: 6.3 cu ins Sodium-Iodide detector Full ASSAY capability with data in %K and ppm U and Th Auto-stabilizing on the naturally occurring (K, U, Th) radioactivity Does not require any test sources, so no radioactive sources required for technical operation USB and Bluetooth connection capable 4M memory Full IP66 weatherproofing Operational temperature range of -20 to 50 degrees Celsius Recording with GPS optional   Check out the RS-125 Brochure for more information or contact Rentals@mountsopris.com!  ...

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New Financing and Leasing Options to Help You Grow!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on New Financing and Leasing Options to Help You Grow!

New Financing and Leasing Options to Help You Grow!

  Mount Sopris is partnering with Pinnacle Capital to provide financing and leasing options to customers based in the USA, making it easier for them to finance their growth and preserve their cash.   These financing options allow customers to pay for their new borehole logging equipment with the revenue that it generates!   In addition, customers will be able to take full advantage of the tax deductions that are offered on commercial leases and loans. Pinnacle Capital specializes in small business finance with the aim of helping small businesses succeed, offering financing and leasing on equipment from $5000 to $150,000. The benefits of financing Mount Sopris equipment with Pinnacle include: Convenient online application process Flexible financing arrangements Financing for both new and used equipment Exceptional customer service   Regardless of the structure of the agreement, Pinnacle Capital will help you find the terms that match your budget, such as smaller payments to start, seasonal skip payments, or a low monthly payment that works for you.   Mount Sopris is pleased to offer these new financing options through Pinnacle, making it easier for our customers to grow their business!   Go to the Financing Options page under the Support menu to learn more, talk with a Pinnacle representative, or complete the online application to start the approval...

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3 Reasons to let Mount Sopris Outfit your Logging Truck

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on 3 Reasons to let Mount Sopris Outfit your Logging Truck

3 Reasons to let Mount Sopris Outfit your Logging Truck

  If you want the convenience and value of a turn-key logging solution, look no further than Mount Sopris Instruments As the experts in slimline borehole logging systems, we have designed and fabricated dozens of “plug and play” logging trucks, trailers, and skids for customers all over the world. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider letting Mount Sopris professionally outfit your logging truck or vehicle 1.) To get exactly what you need. The requirements of a logging truck can vary widely based on geography, environmental conditions, type of investigation, and other factors. For this reason, a “cookie cutter” approach to logging trucks simply does not make sense. For this reason, Mount Sopris offers a wide variety of proven designs to choose from, all of which can be further customized for your application. Mount Sopris installs logging systems into trailers, pickup trucks, sport utilities, box trucks, and even skids for helicopter placement. From heavy duty, turret-mounted booms to one that fits into a standard vehicle hitch receiver, Mount Sopris offers a variety of logging boom options. Moreover, if necessary, these designs can be adjusted for your preferred vehicle and specific application. No worries for customers outside North America. Mount Sopris has outfitted vehicles to meet the unique requirements of different countries. Where it makes sense, we can often outfit vehicles in-country by utilizing the capabilities and local contacts of our international sales reps. 2.) Appreciate the simplicity of the process and enjoy peace of mind. Have you ever noticed that, despite the time-saving technologies available today, there never seems to be enough time in the day? Why not remain focused on your business and allow us to do what we do best? Our staff of geoscientists and engineers will work with you to understand how you will be using the vehicle, and what your specific applications and requirements will be. Based on this information, we will propose some options with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Based on your direction, we will prepare a 3D CAD rendering of the vehicle for your approval.   We will “sweat the details” for you and put our years of experience to work, creating a borehole logging solution that will be versatile, easy to use, reliable, comfortable, and safe. 3.) Purchasing a complete logging vehicle is cost-effective. Unless you have a proven design, hands-on experience, and fabrication equipment to put a logging truck together, it will likely cost you more in time and money to do it yourself. With years of experience, the right equipment, and efficient processes, Mount Sopris can cost-effectively turn your ideas into a downhole logging vehicle that will get the job done. We have the expertise, resources, and experience to not only integrate the logging equipment into the truck, but we are capable of handling machining, power generation, electrical wiring, welding, coatings, mechanical assembly, and other operations. The result will be a turn-key logging solution that will make you money!   Contact us to discuss your wireline logging projects!   Mount Sopris’ outfitting services include custom design, boom fabrication, and installation of all logging equipment. An onboard electrical power system is also provided, as well as internal/external lighting, probe storage, desk, chair, cabinets, and other useful accessories. Re-spooling winches is a popular service when refurbishing logging trucks.  ...

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WellCAD 5.2 Released at the GeoConvention in Calgary

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on WellCAD 5.2 Released at the GeoConvention in Calgary

WellCAD 5.2 Released at the GeoConvention in Calgary

Advanced Logic Technology (ALT) will be presenting the new release WellCAD 5.2 at the GeoConvention in Calgary, from 15 – 19 May 2016 You can find ALT in Booth 421! About GeoConvention “In the rapidly changing landscape of the oil and gas industry, both regionally and globally, it is more crucial than ever to share ideas about technical innovations and business strategies to help shape our future. GeoConvention 2017 will be a learning, networking and promoting experience for geoscientists and executives from E&P companies, service companies, the academia and governmental agencies. Thanks to the CSEG, CSPG, CWLS and our generous sponsors, every year the GeoConvention provides an opportunity for several thousand delegates and exhibitors to benefit from and give back to the community, through technical sessions, special events and the exhibition floor. Going beyond the traditional technical sessions, GeoConvention 2017 will take a holistic approach with a large spectrum of topics including financial market and long term strategy, infrastructures, regulations, safety and environmental protection, among others. In a complex and uncertain global environment, we aim at promoting collaborative approaches and multidisciplinary integration to help optimize the efficient and responsible development of oil and gas resources. Join us at the GeoConvention 2017 and contribute to make it an important milestone in this endeavor!” -From GeoConvention webpage, http://www.geoconvention.com/ Conference at a Glance Exhibit Hall – May 15 – 17 Conference – May 15 – 17 Core Conference – May 18 – 19 Core Meltdown – May 19 Calgary TELUS Convention Centre North and South Buildings 120 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta Rien Corstanje will be on hand to answer all of your WellCAD Software questions WellCAD Version 5.2 includes 2 complete new modules: the Casing Integrity and NMR modules Additional  Features also include: Engineering log enhancements Unit converter Automatic depth matcher Log summary bar Classifier colors Print manager Native WellCAD PDF printer New page setup features Auto recovery New tadpole styles Improved 3 component RGB...

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Don’t miss EAGE 2017 in Paris, France

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Don’t miss EAGE 2017 in Paris, France

Don’t miss EAGE 2017 in Paris, France

  79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Paris, France this year June 12 – 15, 2017 The theme of EAGE 2017 is “Energy, Technology, Sustainability…. time to open a new chapter.”  Mount Sopris Instruments and ALT will once again exhibit in the Earth Alliance booth 910 at the exhibition, so you can visit and get latest updates from some of the world’s leading manufacturers of geophysical instrumentation and software.  As you already know Mount Sopris and ALT are your one-stop solution for slimline borehole geophysical logging systems and software. The Earth Alliance booth at EAGE offers visitors even more! Our friends DMT (seismographs, core scanning systems, resistivity meters and other instruments), Vibrometric Oy (Specialized source VSP data acquisition and interpretation), and IDS (Radar solutions for geophysics) will also exhibit in the Earth Alliance booth, bringing a full complement of geophysical experts at your service.  Earth Alliance is an excellent opportunity to get the latest scoop on our businesses!   Visit us and get a demonstration of the latest WellCAD Version 5.2 software from ALT, which includes new features for processing NMR data, along with several other enhancements.  Some of these are a new Casing Integrity add-on module and a tool post processing modules.  A handy Unit Converter is now at your fingertips, along with improvements to the Engineering Log, Log Summary Bar, and a new twist to three component RGB displays.   Mount Sopris and ALT personnel will update you on ongoing projects, including SIP (Spectral Induced Polarization) development, a new-generation pulsed neutron sonde, nano natural gamma tool, 2500 meter servo-controlled smart winch, and many other exciting new wireline logging equipment and software. See you in...

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WellCAD 5.2 is coming soon!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on WellCAD 5.2 is coming soon!

WellCAD 5.2 is coming soon!

WellCADTM Software has become the standard software for borehole data processing and presentation in the geosciences industry.  Mount Sopris Instruments along with our sister company ALT are constantly striving to improve our products and serve our customers, and this newest version of WellCAD 5.2 is an excellent example of this commitment.  WellCAD 5.2 is loaded with new features and enhancements to assist our customers with processing and interpretation of their borehole data.  Some of the new features include: New Modules NMR Processing Module NMRSA Tool Post Processing Module Casing Integrity Module New in ISI Workspace Color classification algorithm for core and optical televiewer data New in WellCAD Basic Engineering Log Enhancements Unit converter Automated depth matcher Log summary bar Classifier colors New tadpole styles Improved 3-component RGB display Composite document Native WellCADTM PDF New page set up options Auto recovery For more information WellCAD 5.2 Click...

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ProExplo Mining Exploration in Lima, Peru- Short Course and Exhibition

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on ProExplo Mining Exploration in Lima, Peru- Short Course and Exhibition

ProExplo Mining Exploration in Lima, Peru- Short Course and Exhibition

Visit Mount Sopris at proEXPLO 2017 May 8-11th in Lima!    We are located in Booth 21 and will be giving both a talk and teaching a section of the Geophysical Short Course    Mount Sopris and ALT are excited to announce our participation in the 2017 proEXPLO Exhibition for Mining Exploration in Lima, Peru from May 8 to 11th. ” The 10th edition of the International Convention of Prospectors and Explorers – proEXPLO 2017, organized by The Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers, will be held on May 8th – 10th, 2017 at Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center, Lima, Peru. In this opportunity, under the motto “Mineral Exploration, Core of the Mining Industry”, we would like to emphasize the key role that mineral exploration plays in the process of discovering new mineral bodies and its importance as a key component of the mining value chain. The International Convention of Prospectors and Explorers has grown considerably since it began in 1997. The last edition, held in 2015, despite poor market conditions and drop in metal prices, attracted over 1,100 attendees. proEXPLO 2017 not only has the challenge to overcome this target audience, but also maintain high quality presentations and conferences by offering an up-to-date technical program, which should be in line with mineral exploration in the region, address social and environmental challenges and emphasize the need of developing new technologies for identifying deeper or hidden ore deposits. The program will be clearly focused on mineral exploration business, including technical sessions on Andean metallogeny, geology and exploration of main ore deposits located in Peru and the region, geophysics, geochemistry, new technologies applied to mineral exploration and assessment of prospects and projects for mineral exploration.“ – proEXPLO webpage, Letter from the President     Our booth this year will feature literature about about our OBI-2G Optical Televiewer and ABI-2G Acoustic Televiewer. Lia Martinez can tell you all about our Spectral Induced Polarization (SIP) tool developments and the new ALT  WellCAD Version 5.2 features, including new color classification for OBI-2G data processing, NMR processing module, engineering log enhancements, cased-hole workspace, PDF printing, unit converter, enhanced log summary bar, and many other outstanding new features. Stop by and discuss your applications for our new QL40 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) sonde and the new joint ALT/MSI standalone SCOUT logger, which were recently released to the South American market.  ALT and MSI continue to deliver the world’s best “spirit of service” products and support.   ProEXPLO 2017 will bring together national and international high-level speakers, experts in thematic sessions detailed below: Tectonic evolution and metallogenesis of Perú Geology and exploration of ore deposits New discoveries in Latin America Advance mining project: the challenge of the next producers Geophysics, geochemistry and new technology applied to mineral exploration Valuing mineral exploration prospects and projects Corporate social responsibility and community relationships in mineral exploration Environmental permitting and regulatory framework of mining exploration in Perù Geological Surveys Top mining Exploration: finances and capital market in the mining exploration business   Don’t miss our Geophysical Short Course and Session Talk! Folleto Curso Geofisca   Join Lia Martinez from Mount Sopris along with her co-instructors Jose Arce of Arce Geofisicos SAC, Jeremy Barrett with Southern Rock Geophysics, and Jean Legault from Geotech as they give a full day class about Geophysical Applications to Mining Exploration. The course...

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Edwards Aquifer Authority Groundwater Logging Training in Texas

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Edwards Aquifer Authority Groundwater Logging Training in Texas

Edwards Aquifer Authority Groundwater Logging Training in Texas

Edwards Aquifer Authority Groundwater Logging Training in Texas. Mount Sopris Instruments geologists, Jim LoCoco and Lia Martinez, recently spent a week giving a training on how to use our borehole logging systems for groundwater localization and qualification at the Edwards Aquifer Authority in San Antonio, Texas. “The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) is a regional water management agency that regulates the use of the aquifer through integrity, transparency, and respect for the resource and the people that use it. The EAA Act (Act) was adopted by the Texas Legislature in 1993 in response to the legal threat of federal takeover of the aquifer under the Endangered Species Act. The Act created the EAA as a political subdivision of the state to preserve and protect the Edwards Aquifer. By mandating a capped permitting system that limits withdrawals from the aquifer, the Act was intended to preserve the resource while also protecting threatened and endangered species in the aquifer-fed Comal and San Marcos springs to the extent required by federal law.   Teams of geologists, hydro-geologists, environmental scientists, environmental technicians, educators, and administrative staff collaborate daily to manage, enhance, and protect the Edwards Aquifer for the approximately 2 million South Texans who rely on the aquifer as their primary source of water.” – From the EAA website, http://www.edwardsaquifer.org/about/eaa The EAA had made purchases from another international well logging equipment manufacturer in the preceding years. But they had complaints about the lack of technical support available domestically.  So after meeting with Jim LoCoco in Texas and discussing their goals for a new, fully outfitted logging vehicle, they decided to change make the change to work with Mount Sopris Instruments. Mount Sopris was able to adapt almost all of their third party tools to work with our Matrix data logger and WNA winch. This included a Heat Pulse Flowmeter, A combination Gamma and Elog probe, a Gamma-CCL tool, and an EM Induction Conductivity probe. Luckily, a couple other long time Mount Sopris customers were also able to attend the training. This included trainees from the Blanco Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District, GeoCam Inc., and Rusk County Groundwater Conservation District.    The equipment purchased by the Edwards Aquifer Authority included Matrix data logger WellCAD Version 5.1 Truck-mounted WFA winch with 1000 meters of 1/4 inch coaxial cable QL40-GR-CCL Natural Gamma QL40-FTC Fluid Conductivity and Temperature QL40-ELOG Electrical Resistivity QL40-CAL 3-Arm Caliper 5TKA-1000 Basic System Toolkit 5CSC-1000 Winch Cable Simulator for 4 Conductor wireline 17-106-936 Laval Underground 5150 Camera Package 17-106-940 Control Unit Model 500 (CU 500) from Laval Underground 2ADL-1020 Adaptor, Laval 1-conductor video cable head to Gearhart-Owen 4-conductor probe top Why stackable QuickLink probes in place of combination probes? The Edwards Aquifer Authority wants the flexibility to mix and match their logging tool stacks to best optimize their time required for logging and the variety of well-site applications their required to log.  Their wide range of stackable QuickLink (QL) tools allows them to customize their probe stacks and logging procedures for the best possible efficiency in the field.   The training was focused around a few main objectives: Methodology and principles behind each measurement including applications for open and cased groundwater wells. Field well logging procedures, probe calibration, and LoggerSuite software. Maintenance and field troubleshooting of all probes, winch, and cablehead. Laval Underground downhole camera logging and video recording. Advanced WellCAD processing and data interpretation using...

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