Quantec at Geophysics session at CIM

Mine site geophysics and geology: a high-stakes game of truth or dare. Mr Peter Holbek (VP Exploration – Copper Mountain Mining Corp.), Mr Richard Joyes (Senior Geologist – Copper Mountain Minning Corp.) Peter obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economic Geology from The University of British Columbia, and has more than 30 years of experience geology, mineral exploration, resource estimation and mine development.  He has been involved in the discovery or delineation in a variety of deposits and metals within North and South America and Europe, and was a 2013 recipient of AMEBC’s E.A Scholz Medal for excellence in mine development.
Correlations in geological mapping, geochemical sampling and Titan 24 DCIP at the Bolivar mine, Mexico Mr Alonso Lujan ( – Sierra Metals), Mr Roger Sharpe ( – Quantec Geoscience), Dr Mehran Gharibi ( – Quantec Geoscience), Dr Leduar Ramayo (Sales Associate – Quantec Geoscience) Roger has been with Quantec Geoscience for over 10 years. He has held the roles of interpreter, general manager and chief geophysicist, and now serves as V.P. Technical based in Toronto. Prior to joining Quantec, Roger worked in hardware and software development for Multi-phase Technologies in Reno, Nevada; and was chief geophysicist for Battle Mountain Gold with mining operations in Canada, Australia, Bolivia and the US. Roger heads Quantec’s R&D team and is responsible for maintaining Quantec’s flagship systems including: Orion 3D, Titan 24 and Spartan MT.
New Riches from old data; a re-evaluation of legacy data from the Casino Deposit, Yukon Mr Ken Witherly (President – Condor North Consulting ULC), Dr Scott Thomas ( – Condor Consulting, Inc.), Dr Daniel Sattel ( – EM Solutions LLC) Ken Witherly graduated from UBC (Vancouver Canada) with a BSc in geophysics and physics in 1971.
He then spent 27 years with the Utah/BHP Minerals company during which time as Chief Geophysicist, he championed BHP’s programs in airborne geophysics which resulted in the development of the MegaTEM and Falcon technologies. In 1999, Ken helped form a technology-focused service company that specializes in the application of innovative processing and data analysis to help drive the discovery of new mineral deposits.
Geophysics applied to Geotechnical applications Mr Adam  Smiarowski (Manager Global Geo-Mapping – CGG Multi-Physics) After graduating from Engineering Physics at Queen’s University, Adam completed his MSc at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, using electromagnetic geophysics to map salinity for agricultural applications. Adam completed a PhD at the University of Toronto studying airborne electromagnetics for mineral exploration. He has been performing research with CGG for the past 6 years.
Risk Assessment from Historical Coal Undermining to the Ermelo Ring Road using Helicopter TDEM and Ground Geophysics Mr Jean Legault ( – Geotech Ltd.), Mr Thomas Wade ( – Geotech Limited) Thomas Wade is a Vancouver-based data processing geophysicist for Geotech Limited. He has spent the ten years since obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science from Simon Fraser University leading airborne geophysical surveys for Aeroquest and Geotech around the globe. He is an expert in the acquisition and processing of time-domain EM, ZTEM, magnetic and radiometric airborne data. He is a registered professional geoscientist with APEGBC.

Quantec to present at the TGDG Innovation Forum

Rob Gordon, P.Eng., Geophysicist will present at the upcoming Toronto Geological Discussion Group –  Innovation Symposium on April 3rd, 2018


APRIL 3, 2018

Topic: Innovations in exploration imaging technology, implications for improved drill targetting


Quantec to present at the Northwest Prospectors Showcase

Rob Gordon of Quantec will be presenting on Thursday April 5th at the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors association meeting.

Time of presentation is 9 AM.

Topic : Innovations in exploration search technology and earth imaging.


Quantec at the 2018 PDAC

Visit the Quantec Team at the PDAC from March 4 -7 , 2018



Deep-penetrating geophysics to probe Belmont Resources’ Nevada lithium project

Now being mobilized, an electromagnetic survey will help target brine aquifers on Belmont Resources’ (TSXV:BEA) Kibby Basin property. The company describes Quantec Geoscience’s Spartan AMT/MT method as “a full tensor magnetotelluric technology that acquires resistivity data in the 10 kHz to 0.001 Hz frequency band. The result is a measurement that is applicable from near-surface to potential depths of three kilometres or more.” Belmont credits Quantec with over 5,000 geophysical programs in over 50 countries.

Quantec will be at the Saskatchewan Open House

Please visit Quantec at our booth at the Saskatchewan Geological Open House Nov 27,28 and 29. Both Rob Gordon and Roger Sharpe will be in attendance to answer questions about our services and provide ideas for your exploration plans.

Rob Gordon to present “Innovations in subsurface imaging with ORION 3D” at Exploration 17, Toronto

Orion3D DCIP and MT Examples


Gordon, R.[1], Sharpe, R. [1]


  1. Quantec Geoscience, Limited


The Orion3D technology was first initiated in 2006 and trialed in 2007. The first commercial implementation was 2011.

Orion3D is the first ever distributed acquisition system (DAS) -based full 3D data acquisition system that includes both IP and MT.

There are several unique features of the system including a large footprint of 2 x 2 km to optimize DC and IP depth of investigation in the 500 m to 800 m depth range; and an ostensibly equal number of in-line and cross-line receiver dipoles that maximizes coupling with an target.

Survey results will be shown from a number of exploration situations globally including epithermal gold, IOCG and a copper-gold porphyry system. Case studies reveal the advantage, of true 3D vs 2D or 2.5D acquisition. True 3D is defined to mean acquisition where receiver electrodes sample the current in orthogonal directions and a large number of receivers (300) are deployed (using a DAS) to optimize the footprint geometry. For every current injection, all receivers are active. This results in a true omnidirectional coverage for each current injection and gives multiple intersecting current paths over the entire survey with a very large number data points acquired. The result is greater coupling with complicated 3D geology and structure which enhances resolution and target detection at both shallow and deep depths.  The omnidirectional coverage provides a better 3D inversion result because there is no acquisition directional bias and each cell in the inversion volume is sensitive to multiple omnidirectional current paths.

Examples which show this increased definition through a high correlation with drill results from actual field surveys will be discussed following a brief description of the technology.

Roger Sharpe to present at Exploration 17, DMEC Workshop, Toronto Ontario

Roger Sharpe will present:

A decade of technological advances in distributed IP & Resistivity

at the Exploration 17 shortcourse “Advances in Geophysical Technology Workshop”, Sun Oct 22 2017

Toronto Ontario