Rouyn-Noranda, September 19, 2012 – As part of EXPLO ABITIBI, taking place in Rouyn-Noranda, Photonic Knowledge launched, in a world premiere, a software named PK-LOGGER. This new technology could revolutionize the industry in Quebec and all over the world.
The President of Photonic Knowledge, Eric Roberge stated that the PK-LOGGER software will finally allow the mining exploration industry to precisely find and identify all the available potential in hidden resources at mining sites. Numerous mining and exploration companies will be able to significantly increase their productivity by obtaining faster results, while at the same time helping their geologists in objective data logging and management, thus representing a cornerstone in lithological, geological, and mineralogical reporting.
Mr. Roberge went on to say that the PK-LOGGER will become an essential tool in supporting the accelerated development of numerous mining projects, as well as in the diversification of mineral resource potential, since this software will make it simpler and easier to record and analyze core samples. PK-LOGGER can digitally display what is physically present on a core logging table.
During a demonstration of some of the software’s features at a press conference, Mr. Roberge was able to show that one of the many advantages of using PK-LOGGER is that there is no need for geologists to bother with a measuring tape because the exact measurements and other data are displayed right under the cursor in real time. “Even if a geologist is only working with a few boxes of core samples at a time, they will always be able to see the greater geological context represented by current samples thanks to an image of the entire drill core,” affirmed Mr. Roberge, who described PK-LOGGER as the key link, or gateway through which analyzing, logging, mapping, and archiving sedimentary drill core data is facilitated.
Photonic Knowledge’s President went on to say that once the work is completed, geologists can simply export the data in CSV format to make the information easily transferable to other drill core logging software applications.
PK-LOGGER thereby allows for much more objective creation and maintenance of drill core logs. Mr. Roberge cited an example of a company that needed to validate and confirm a new geologist’s discovery of pyrite on a site.
With just the click of a mouse, managers and geologists can see the greater geological context, through a high resolution image of the core sample without having to physically move the core sample boxes, thereby saving precious time. Substantial savings can come from implementing the PK-LOGGER; better yet, this verification and supervision of geologists’ and employees’ work can be done remotely from anywhere in the world.
Mr. Roberge also indicated that successful trials are being conducted at key mining and exploration companies, and that when the next results are released, they will surely bring some fortuitous surprises in many respects.