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August 3, 2021

IMDEX boosts the power of data with “gold standard” integration

Leading global mining-tech company IMDEX has combined two leading data analysis products to produce a powerful workflow that delivers results applicable across the mining value chain from exploration to production. The combination of IMDEX™ ioGAS™, the established leader in geoscience analysis, with IMDEX™ aiSIRIS™, the global leader in spectral mineralogy interpretation provides the user with a powerful solution to merge and analyse spectral mineralogy data with geochemical and other geological data sets. IMDEX™ has been working on the interoperability of the two products since it acquired AusSpec last year and with it, the aiSIRIS™ technology. AusSpec founder and director Dr […]
May 24, 2021

ioGAS™ 7.3 – New Features

In the latest IMDEX ioGAS™ 7.3 release, we have incorporated an array of new features to enhance ioGAS interoperability and expand our suite of advanced analytical tools. Three of these features – live link to QGIS, Python connectivity and the new selection tools were highly requested in our recent user survey. IMDEX ioGAS™ 7.3 new features ioGAS Link for QGIS Beta View and refresh ioGAS data and attributes in QGIS in real time. ioGAS Link for Python Beta Share ioGAS state information with any program in Python. Highlight Selection Tools Dynamic update of selections in plot and data view windows. […]
May 24, 2021

ioGAS™ 7.3 – QGIS Plugin Upgrade

In this quick ioGAS 7.3 – QGIS Plugin Workflow video, IMDEX Geochemist/Senior Software Analyst, Putra Sadikin will show you how to use the QGIS plugin to import ioGAS interpretation into a QGIS session and how to utilise the live link function in ioGAS
March 8, 2021
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Mining’s Structural Shift

COVID-19 has been held up as a major cause for what a mining equipment, technology and services player is calling a major structural shift in how the industry operates. The positive outlook for mining technology is also being driven by investment in decarbonisation metals including aluminium, cobalt, copper, nickel, and lithium; mining’s essential role in global economic recovery; and the minerals industry embracing new technologies. The structural shift has led the traditionally conservative mining industry to more rapidly embrace technology and innovation. IMDEX CEO Paul House said that structural shift had helped the METS company enjoy a strong first half […]
March 4, 2021

Finding the metals for a decarbonised future

At least 120 countries and an increasing number of companies globally have committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, throwing the focus on the dramatic changes needed to achieve such an ambitious target. The International Energy Agency, in its World Energy Outlook 2020 report, said that reaching net zero emissions globally by 2050 would demand a set of dramatic actions over the next 10 years. Achieving a 40 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030 would require low-emission sources to provide nearly 75 per cent of global electricity generation in 2030 (up from less than 40 per cent in […]
January 4, 2021

The next major improvements in core drilling

Have you ever wondered about the diamonds in a diamond drill bit? Kelvin Brown, from IMDEX, has given this subject a lot of thought and he recently shared his ideas on what the future holds for drill bits and core sampling with GeoDrilling International. Unlike the James Bond theme song by Shirley Bassey, diamonds are not forever when it comes to diamond drilling. Companies continue to try to refine the synthetic diamond core bit, altering the size and concentration of the diamonds and the composition of the matrix, but as far as IMDEX global lead, Directional Drilling, Kelvin Brown is […]
December 22, 2020

Ore body knowledge can save mining projects from an extinction event

Obtaining comprehensive ore body knowledge should not be seen as a cost, it is an investment that has the potential to avoid company-destroying mistakes, says mining and minerals processing expert Dr John Steen. He said the mining industry was struggling to attract new investment capital because it had a history of poor returns to shareholders. Recent analysis showed that much of this poor performance was attributable to write-downs on capital projects because of inadequate investment in gathering information about the orebody. While the industry paid a lot of attention to gathering data such as reserve size and grade to prove […]
August 7, 2020

Webinar recording: Introduction to IMDEX ioGAS

In conjunction with Geological Society’s Early Career Network and Society of Economic Geologists’ Early Career Professionals Committee, IMDEX Global Product Manager – Geosciences, James Cleverley and IMDEX Chief Geoscientist, Dave Lawie presented this introductory webinar to demonstrate the use of IMDEX ioGAS software for processing geoscience data. IMDEX ioGAS is found commonly in the mineral industry and increasingly in other geoscientific disciplines. The software is designed to put tools and workflows into your hands to better extract value from data. This workshop will start with a talk that demonstrates the philosophy and techniques we need to consider when analysing data. […]
August 7, 2020

Webinar recording: Linking Lithology and Geochemistry with Leapfrog Geo and ioGAS Workflows

At this workflow webinar, Putra Sadikin, IMDEX Geochemist & Senior Software Analyst and SEEQUENT in-house experts shared tips and tricks to help you bring out the best in SEEQUENT Leapfrog Geo and IMDEX ioGAS software.