Geology Articles

  • Minestis - automatic domaining - has proven to be efficient with big datasets

    Minestis offers a unique feature called Automatic Domaining which quickly groups borehole samples into domains in an automatic way. Those who have seen the tool run qualifies it as impressive. The classification of samples into geological domains is a fastidious and ...


    By Geovariances

  • Minestis found its audience at WMC 2016

    Our Managing Director, Olivier Bertoli, presented Minestis at the World Mining Congress in Rio de Janeiro in October. The presentation was a success. Vale mentionned there that Minestis is reliable and makes sense. We can say that the software definitely found its audience there. After his presentation, Olivier was congratulated by students, university professors and geologists or exploration ...


    By Geovariances

  • Domain Modeling has been improved in Minestis 2016.2 new release

    Domain Modeling in the latest version 2016.2 of Minestis, has been improved to increase software performances and facilitate parameter settings. Minestis 2016.2 has been released in November 2016. Smart selection of control points Minestis domain modeling algorithm uses a combination of hard ...


    By Geovariances

  • Regional geological recognition for the implementation of a urban geothermal concept

    A reflection seismic survey was performed in the city of Lausanne (CH) to map geological layers relevant to geothermal energy production. By using a wireless seismic system and a powerful seismic vibrator source we were able to high quality results despite the presence of elevated urban noise levels. The new subsurface maps allow the estimation of the geothermal potential for the city of ...


    By Geo2X

  • Millstone Manor Parking Lot Stabilization - Case Study

    Shallow utilities won’t get in the way of our high strength woven geotextile’s ability to stabilize this parking lot. Millstone Manor, an apartment complex located right next to the Ogden River at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, had been having difficulty stabilizing their parking areas for years. Due to its proximity to a water source and resulting soil types, the CBR ...


    By Nilex

  • Stream Restoration | Bank Stabilization - Case Study

    Blacklick Creek – Reynoldsburg, Ohio Through stream restoration and bank stabilization, as the Environmental General Contractor, we were able to repair a dangerous situation facing an apartment complex in Central Ohio. The adjacent Blacklick Creek had eroded the bank to the point that a 40 foot cliff endangered both people and property. We cleared the area, relocated ...

  • Country Club Stream, Bank Stabilization - Case Study

    Akron, Ohio Worked with engineers and landscaping firm to repair country club stream on holes 4 and 10 that were damaged by a volatile adjacent stream. We used matting to ensure the surrounding area was not damaged by our equipment as we excavated and widened the creek. Stream restoration, we rebuilt the channel and waterfall using placed rock and added j-hooks and v-weir structures ...

  • North Dakota Pipeline Release Data Collection and Communication - Case Study

    Challenge A North Dakota pipeline released an estimated 21,000 bbls of crude oil. Antea Group was challenged by the client to assemble a team of specialists capable of effectively and efficiently collecting and communicating extent and migration data to key stakeholders. Due to the magnitude of the spill, spatial and environmental data needed to be collected electronically to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Find out why Minestis domain modeling meets the support of resource geologists

    Minestis provides geostatistics-based application for estimation domain modeling including automatic sample clustering into domains and implicit modeling of envelopes. It has never been so quick to achieve reliable domain modeling. ...


    By Geovariances

  • Case Study - Lacustrine: Underwater Resistivity Surveys

    Lake Travis – Austin, Texas Objective:  Locate buried pipeline and map the limestone bedrock surface Site:  Lake Travis, near Austin, Texas USA during the AGI Marine Resistivity Seminar Date:  May 1, 2014 and May 7, 2015 Instrument:  SuperStingR8 WiFi, SwitchBox56, underwater marine cable with 28 electrodes spaced at 6m. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Mineral Exploration in Colombia

    Economic volcanic ash: Puzolana (ceniza volcánica) The material of interest is the pozzolan (volcanic ash) which was formed by a hydrothermal alteration of rhyolite that cement the raw material. The geology consists of volcanic rocks in which some horizons are higly resistive intrusive rock cores and around the volcanic ash (pozzolan) of interest. Instrument  : SuperSting R1 / ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Sinkhole: Leaking Retention Pond

    Scan for liner leaks in retention pond Objective:  Map the extent of a sink hole and locate zones where water is leaking from a pond Date:  January 20, 2015 Site: Retention pond and sink hole near Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA Instrument:  SuperStingR8 with 112 total electrodes arranged in a 4x28 3D grid with 16x8ft spacing ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Analyzing and representing Downhole information on a daily basis using ESdat and Encom Discover - Case Study

    GHD used ESdat to optimize data collection and analysis and minimize data handling when working with downhole data information. 3D data output was provided by Encom Discover. Overview GHD is an professional services consultancy – 6000+ staff and offices in Australia, Middle East, Asia & Americas.  GIS used extensively within GHD with a ...

  • Managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period - Case Study

    Background Leakages of TCE and the subsequent groundwater contamination at an industrial facility in Adelaide have led to an ongoing investigation and remediation program conducted since 1999. This work comprised site characterisation and remediation, including borehole drilling, monitoring well installation, soil, groundwater and vapour sampling, laboratory analysis and preliminary ...

  • Case study - EPH in soil evaluation study at tank farm site

    Ambient Engineering, Inc. (Concord, MA) used Sitelab to investigate and remediate a former tank farm along Boston Harbor contaminated by a large, subsurface plume of commingled diesel fuel and No. 6 fuel oil. Ambient’s Licensed Site Professional (LSP) had the opportunity – and budget – to evaluate Sitelab against three certified laboratories. Soil samples were collected from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - NAPL forensics analysis at tank farm in Boston

    Ambient Engineering, Inc. (Concord, MA) used Sitelab to investigate and remediate a former tank farm along Boston Harbor contaminated by a large, subsurface plume of commingled diesel fuel and No. 6 fuel oil. Loading racks (above) are suspected to have contributed to most of the site’s contamination. Light Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL) collected from 40 monitoring wells were tested ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the application of the EU ETS Directive The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments that has been implemented in the European Union (EU) to achieve its objectives of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a cost-effective manner. The EU ETS covers certain activities that emit carbon dioxide ...

  • Case study - NAPL forensics analysis at refinery site in Kansas

    An environmental consultant at Subsurface Environmental Solutions, LLC used Sitelab to fingerprint a large plume of Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL) located at a former oil refinery in Kansas. The plume is commingled with gasoline, diesel, crude oil and other petroleum products. Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D analyzer is fitted with optical filters which can measure the C6 to C10 gasoline ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Jackson storm cells pilot case study

    Performance History and Discussion The City of Jackson (COJ) and Jackson Water Partnership (JWP) selected In-Pipe Technology (IPT) in March 2010 to team with them and implement a beta test project. The principal purpose being to evaluate the microbial technology and benefits of the IPT professional services program for the Savanna WWTP Storm Cells. In-Pipe Professional services ...

  • Noisy sites setting alarm bells ringing?

    Industrial sites such as refineries and factories will always be noisy, but with millions of people across the world occupationally exposed to hazardous noise, and noise-related hearing loss listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns, what can be done about it? Arne Berndt, owner / adviser at SoundPLAN GmbH and SoundPLAN International LLC ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

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