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Mine Monitoring

Aurora Scientific manufactures equipment to help measure and monitor microseismic events in underground mines. We also make products that use ground-penetrating radar to map stratographic clay layers. Aurora Scientific mine instruments are constructed to withstand the harsh environment of a mine and to utilize customized software to meet specific needs. Our instruments have been in use in potash mines for over 25 years.

Monitoring Underground Mine Activity and Mapping Stratigraphic Clay Layers

microseismic monitoring, microseismic source location, in-seam crack detection in potash, microseismic data logger geophone logger

500A - 16-Channel Microseismic Data Logger

500A – 16 Channel Microseismic Data Logger

Real-time, low-noise monitoring of microseismic events within a mine at a distance of up to 7km.
501A-505A: Geophone Transmitters

501A-505A – Geophone Transmitters

Preamplifier and line driver for geophones, 4-20 mA sensors, closure meters, voltage sensors and repeater transmitter for use with 500A data loggers.
515A - PC With CANSEIS Analysis Software

515A – PC with CANSEIS Analysis Software 

Linux based PC with CANSEIS software for analysis of microseismic data collected by 500A data loggers.
550A - ClayMapper Ground Penetrating Radar Data Logger

550A – ClayMapper Ground Penetrating Radar Data Logger

Ground penetrating radar data logger with ClayMapper software for monitoring clay seams in potash mines.
550B - Power Supply with UPS for ClayMapper

550B – Power Supply with UPS for ClayMapper

Power supply with UPS for 550A.

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500A – Microseismic Event Detection

CHALLENGE

In 1999 Dr. Prugger from Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) wanted a simple, low-cost and low noise solution for monitoring microseismic events within a potash mine.

550A – Mapping Clay Layers in Potash Mines

CHALLENGE

In 2004 Dr. Prugger from Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) wanted a simple solution for monitoring the clay layers in the roof above an operating mining machine.

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