Geophysical Instrumentation

Advanced Geophysical Operations and Services Inc. (AGCOS) is based in Toronto, Canada and is a leading manufacturer of broadband multifunction ground and marine EM instruments and accessories for investigation of electrical properties distribution from 0 to 150,000m depth interval and wide range of onshore and offshore applications, including mining, oil & gas, geothermal, groundwater and kimberlites exploration, geological engineering, wide range of subsurface mapping, monitoring, research, studies, analysis and scientific investigations. AGCOS offers full spectrum of geophysical services, including cost-effective and quality ground EM surveys, data collection, processing and interpretation, field and classroom training, consulting, project technical support and supervision, equipment and software sales, repair and testing services.

City North York
Province ON
Website http://www.agcos.ca

The AG-NAV brand is recognized globally within the agriculture industry and is continuously sought after because of its excellent reputation. AG-NAV is known for its first class customer service and support, offering timely technical support and fast turnarounds on repairs. The Company is able to reach its customers worldwide due to its extensive distribution network, with authorized dealers located in all 6 continents. AG-NAV takes pride in its Canadian heritage, and is proud to say that every AG-NAV product is assembled in Barrie, Ontario. The Company also employs a local work force that is highly skilled and educated in their related fields. All hardware, software, operating system (Linux), and mechanical housing used to make AG-NAV’s products are designed and developed in-house. All products have industrial build quality.

City Barrie
Province ON
Website http://www.agnav.com

Crone Geophysics & Exploration Ltd. provides worldwide geophysical surveys and manufactures PULSE EM equipment – the leading time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) system for surface and borehole mineral exploration. A staff of experienced operators, geophysicists and manufacturing personnel delivers top-quality survey design, data collection, processing, and interpretation with an unmatched level of support from the people who built the equipment. Crews are trained extensively to safely and efficiently collect high-quality data under difficult conditions, anywhere in the world. Since 1962, Crone has had a proud record of detecting and pinpointing conductors at great distances from boreholes and from surfaces, and new tools such as the Step Response transformation, SQUID and fluxgate sensors, sensor arrays, full-waveform recording and higher transmitter power have added to that success story. Significant cost savings in the exploration for base metals, gold, uranium, diamonds and other minerals can therefore be realized with Crone’s leading-edge geophysical instrumentation and services.

City Mississauga
Province ON
Website www.cronegeophysics.com

Formed in 2001, our sole activity is the collection and interpretation of transient magnetotelluric data with hardware/software of our own design. Led by David Goldak, M.Sc. (Physics) we’ve collected thousands of stations from the Canadian Arctic to equatorial Africa and South America in the search for uranium, diamonds, base and platinum group metals.

Our proprietary SFERIC II instrumentation and Adaptive Polarization Stacking algorithm are the result of many years of research and development by EMpulse, building on the excellent work done by Peter Kosteniuk and Ken Paulson in the 1980’s at the University of Saskatchewan, department of Physics and Engineering Physics.

Enhancements over conventional AMT are reflected in our our excellent tipper data and high frequency impedance with reliable error bars that are properly connected to data signal-to-noise ratio, polarization diversity and sample size. This equates to high quality inversions with a minimum of user intervention required. Coupled with 3D inversion on our 36 core Linux cluster, we provide an extremely high quality product with capabilities surpassing many larger companies.

Our service is complete, from data collection to 1D/2D/3D inversion, to full report generation with interpretation. We work hard to extract as much information as possible from our data to deliver maximum benefit to our clients. We enjoy integrating ourselves into our clients exploration team as much as possible, the more we can learn about your project the better we can interpret our data.

We’re constantly striving to improve our system and as such have many interesting research and development projects, 2010 saw the first project scale use of our vertical electric field measurement and the development of a 36 core Intel cluster suitable for 3D inversion of hundreds of stations. We look forward to the deployment of our third generation receiver with extended bandwidth of .001 Hz to 50 kHz and the further development of our Internal Field Gradient measurement

City Thunder Bay
Province ON
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Groundradar Inc. specialises in the application of unique ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology to deep mineral exploration and geotechnical applications. Using Groundradar’s proprietary UltraGPR technology, high resolution imaging of the sub-surface is possible to depths exceeding 80m in suitable environments.

City Val Caron
Province ON
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Quantec was formed in 1986. During the first few years, as Quantec established itself in the Canadian minerals exploration market, it began to envision more advanced ways of doing things. Throughout the 1990’s, the company expanded into the United States, South America, and Australia. But meanwhile, in the background, ideas were percolating, and in 2000, geophysical vision merged with technological advancement to create a big step forward in survey methodology, with the development of the TITAN 24 system.

City Sudbury
Province ON
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RMS INSTRUMENTS LIMITED is a federally-incorporated Canadian company, specializing in the design and manufacturing of industry-leading adaptive aeromagnetic real-time compensators, data acquisition systems, VLF EM receivers, and chart recorders, renowned worldwide for their outstanding performance and reliability. It provides complete airborne systems for geophysical exploration, environmental monitoring, and ordnance detection, and offers comprehensive systems integration and training programs.

City Laval
Province QC
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Scintrex is setting the standards in geophysical instrumentation, providing sales and services for ground, borehole, marine and airborne applications. Scintrex products are used in mineral, petroleum, groundwater, environmental, academic and scientific applications.

City Edmonton
Province AB
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Sensors & Software Inc. is recognized worldwide as an innovative manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) instrumentation and software. Sensors & Software Inc. was formed in 1988 to commercialize the pulseEKKO® GPR technology, technology initially developed for geological applications during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. The pioneering pulseEKKO® systems represented a major shift from conventional GPR at the time and opened opportunities for GPR in a wide variety of areas not previously deemed practical. Now in its fourth generation, pulseEKKO® systems remain the product of choice for GPR operators working at the cutting-edge of developments.

City Langley
Province BC
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