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Compensated Density Probe: Customer Testimonial by Australian Downhole Geophysics

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Compensated Density Probe: Customer Testimonial by Australian Downhole Geophysics

Compensated Density Probe: Customer Testimonial by Australian Downhole Geophysics

Australian Downhole Geophysics (ADG) has been using Mount Sopris’ Dual Density + Caliper probe almost continuously for 3 years now and are absolutely delighted with this tool! We are very impressed with the smart design and robust performance of the QL40-DEN, which has performed flawlessly while logging about 1200 meters each week.

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Lithium and Water Wells in Catamarca Argentina

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Lithium and Water Wells in Catamarca Argentina

Lithium and Water Wells in Catamarca Argentina

Mount Sopris recently completed a training in Catamarca, Argentina for Conhidro S.R.L. Conhidro is a water well drilling and geoscience consulting company that, until recently, primarily focused on serving the water well market in northwest Argentina. However, lithium is a also a fast growing resource in this region and prices have continued to surge for lithium around the world. This demand can be seen in the increased mine site exploration drilling around the Catamarca region, such as in the Salar del Hombre Muerto.  As borehole logging for lithium is very similar in application to groundwater, it was not a big step for Conhidro to expand their services to include geophysical logging for lithium. Conhidro is a well known company in the region, staffed with local, knowledgeable geologists and geophysicists. Prior to purchasing from Mount Sopris, Conhidro had used locally manufactured logging equipment. This local equipment measured resistivity only and needed to have an analog measurement taken and recorded manually every meter. Although the equipment works well, this was a very time consuming process. For this reason and others, Conhidro was eager to use their new Mount Sopris geophysical logging system. Equipment purchased included: MXA 500 meter portable logging winch 40GRP-1000 Combination Resistivity, SP, and Gamma probe QL40-CAL 3-arm Mechanical Caliper probe QL40-FTC Fluid Temperature and Conductivity probe WellCAD Basic Software Version 5.2 SCOUT Data Logger This equipment includes measurements that are standard for both lithium mining and groundwater wells: short and long normal resistivity, total count gamma, spontaneous potential, single point resistance, mechanical caliper, temperature, and fluid conductivity. Potassium is commonly associated with lithium in a salar and is often a byproduct of lithium mining; it can be measured using a total count or spectral natural gamma sonde. Groundwater relies on gamma for lithology delineation in combination with resistivity for aquifer location and qualitative permeability. If interested, more detailed reading can be found at the Mount Sopris Library page. The key factors that determine the quality, economics and attractiveness of brines are: Potassium content Lithium content Presence of contaminants, i.e. Magnesium (Mg) Porosity Net evaporation rate Recoverable by-products Infrastructure – or lack thereof Country risk 100% control over production Low capex, low production costs, high margin products -“Brine Mining the Puna for Potash and Lithium“, Ahead of the Herd, Rick Mills Some or many of these brine mine site quality indicators can be determined using geophysical logging tools. For example, porosity is determined using a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) probe. Zones of flow can also be easily identified using a fluid conductivity measurement. Mount Sopris Instruments/ALT have a unique advantage, given that our conductivity probe has one of the highest conductivity ratings (salinity) currently on the market. As shown in the log document below collected and produced with permission by Conhidro S.R.L., it can accurately make readings above 250,000 uS/cm. Pozo RESISTIVIDADES + CALIPER + GAMMA + packers The training was a huge success. Over two days, Conhidro learned and took notes on how to collect logging data in the field using LoggerSuite, ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting using a multimeter, and WellCAD data processing  to create professional reports. Mount Sopris/ALT’s local Argentinian representative, Dr. Carlos Conti from DRM Latam facilitated the sale and training. As an outstanding representative, DRM Latam also made another site visit to Conhidro two weeks...

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AEGC Conference 2018- Sydney, Australia

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on AEGC Conference 2018- Sydney, Australia

AEGC Conference 2018- Sydney, Australia

Visit the world’s leading borehole geophysical solutions row of exhibitors at Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC) February 18 -21, 2018 at the Sydney ICC
This is one of Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention and entertainment venues at Darling Harbor.  Mount Sopris, ALT and Australian Rep Geosensor Wireline will all be lined-up side-by-side-by-side in the exhibition hall to help you learn more about new products serving the Australian market and the world. Our other long-time representative, Alpha Geoscience will also be exhibiting.

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The Smallest Gamma Ray Probe in the World!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on The Smallest Gamma Ray Probe in the World!

The Smallest Gamma Ray Probe in the World!

Mount Sopris is excited to announce the new 19GR Nano Gamma probe! This is the smallest total count gamma sonde in the world, with an amazing 19 mm diameter and CsI (Na) Crystal 1.05 x 7.62 cm!

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Wireline Workshop Bulletin for November 2017!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Wireline Workshop Bulletin for November 2017!

Wireline Workshop Bulletin for November 2017!

The November 2017 Wireline Workshop is full of insightful geophysical logging information. It covers topics ranging from the best borehole image logging methods for mining, to contract law as a logging service company, to an in-depth discussion of Rock Mass Classification using wireline log data. The following are some of the highlights.

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2017 Highlights and What to Expect in the New Year!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Blog, News | Comments Off on 2017 Highlights and What to Expect in the New Year!

2017 Highlights and What to Expect in the New Year!

Mount Sopris Instruments, together with our sister company, Advanced Logic Technology (ALT), wish to thank you for entrusting us with your business this past year. As a loyal customer, we thought you may be interested in some highlights from the past year and a sneak preview of new developments for 2018.

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Visit us at the Colorado Water Well Contractors Conference and Exhibition!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Visit us at the Colorado Water Well Contractors Conference and Exhibition!

Visit us at the Colorado Water Well Contractors Conference and Exhibition!

Mount Sopris Instruments will be exhibiting and presenting in the Colorado Water Well Contractors Association (CWWCA) annual conference and exhibition on January 10-12 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.

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Sales Rep Focus: Nigeria – Okoro and Company (W.A) Limited

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Sales Rep Focus: Nigeria – Okoro and Company (W.A) Limited

Sales Rep Focus: Nigeria – Okoro and Company (W.A) Limited

Mount Sopris Instruments has worked with Okoro and Company Limited for over a decade to sell and support borehole logging equipment in Nigeria. Okoro and Co. was incorporated in 1995 with the aim of providing specialized Geosciences services in Nigeria.

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Save Money by Servicing your Equipment Before January 31st!

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Save Money by Servicing your Equipment Before January 31st!

Save Money by Servicing your Equipment Before January 31st!

Winter in the northern hemisphere often means scheduled downtime for borehole logging operations. Why not take advantage of this time by sending your equipment to Mount Sopris for maintenance, calibration or repair? If you do this before January 31st, Mount Sopris will cover the cost of return shipping and potentially save you hundreds of dollars!

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The USA’s biggest groundwater and mining shows are next month!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog, News | Comments Off on The USA’s biggest groundwater and mining shows are next month!

The USA’s biggest groundwater and mining shows are next month!

Join us at Booth 761 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks/Reno, Nevada December 4-8, 2017 for the 123rd Annual Meeting for the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA). Mount Sopris will also be at Booth 718 at NGWA Ground Water Week December 5 – 7!

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