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Logging at Sierra Gorda Copper Mine in Chile

Sierra Gorda SCM is the largest mining operation started up in recent years in the Antofagasta Region of Chile.

Now mining copper and moly concentrate, with over 115,000 tons of ore being processed daily, producing 108,000 tons of copper per year.

Robertson Geo client Datawell logged boreholes up to 1,800 meters depth, using a suite of Robertson Geo geophysical probes and surface equipment. The High Resolution Acoustic Televiewer (HRAT) and High Resolution Optical Televiewer (Hi-OPTV) together with the 3-Arm Caliper were the principal tools of use for the project.

The logs were acquired for ongoing mining operations, investigation, and subsurface characterization at the site.

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