The GeoCore X10 gives you the ability to visualize and examine features inside the rock so that you can explore structural features and discover information that is usually hidden to the eye.
From 2D to 3D
The ability to move from 2D to 3D views is a groundbreaking addition to a geologist’s toolbox. Optical inspection of rock with your eyes, or under magnification, is a quick way to find information, but 3D imagery takes it to another level.
Just like a medical CT or MRI scan, geologists can rotate the rock image in three dimensions, use various filters to enhance the image, zoom in and out, and examine the rock’s composition and geostructural features from all angles.
The Orexplore Insight 3D view vastly simplifies and speeds up identification of the structural features like planar and linear structures, foliations etc. Understanding of the structure is immediate and the need for manual measurements on the physical core might be eliminated.
A better bedrock understanding
Data from the GeoCore X10 makes it easier to identify and measure rock geometries, reconstruct their deformational histories and, ultimately, calculate the forces which cause the deformation in the first place. With this information in hand, geologists are more likely to provide better estimates of ore locations, size, and orientation.
Rotational orientation preservation
The GeoCore X10 supports rotational orientation preservation of oriented drill cores, which means that the core can be correctly oriented when you put it into the sample holder. This orientation will then be maintained in the 3D tomographic data.
Faulted primary bedding in volcanic siltstone. Variations in Fe/Al in different bands (green more Fe-rich).
Smallscale folding In laminated sphalerite-ore.
Milimeter-scale lamination in volcanic siltstone.
Bed of Ca-rich diopside skarn (red) with metamorphic garnet crystals (blue) in volcanic siltstone.
Asymmetric fold in laminated sphalerite ore.
Chaotic internal structure in extremely fine-grained, supposedly volcanic ash/siltstone.
Banding and veining
Galena-filled veins (red) in banded calcite-magnetite-garnet-pyroxene skarn.
Pyrite crystals in contact between quartz-vein and wall rock of volcanic siltstone.
Galena-sphalerite ”ball-ore” with quartz pebbles in laminated sphalerite ore.
Quartz ”pebble” in ”massive” sphalerite-galena ball ore.
Getting the big picture
By exporting data to your mine or resource planning system, the GeoCore X10 will help create a comprehensive picture of the bedrock.
With the geostructural information you can start to build a picture of how the bedrock has deformed and, coupled with elemental concentrations, you have the basis for more thorough ore estimates.
The GeoCore X10 works well with the most popular ore modeling systems such as ArcGIS, Leapfrog, Vulcan and Move.