SPT showcases latest directional surveying solutions at Colombia Gold Symposium 2023
The SPT Colombia team was present at the Colombia Gold Symposium held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Medellín on November 7th and 8th.
The symposium is an annual event focused on Colombia’s mining industry, with an emphasis on the exploration and development of copper and gold projects.
It aims to highlight mining investment opportunities and provide information on the country’s risk factors, legal and regulatory developments, community issues, environment, water, and innovation.
Participants at the event had the opportunity to network and exchange views on the mining industry with experts from various countries attending the conference.
SPT at booth #30 of the Colombia Gold Symposium
José Daniel Becerra, SPT Business Development Manager and Jimmy Caicedo, Field Engineer, were located at booth #30 to show all attendees the benefits of the directional surveying tools designed and manufactured by the company, among which we can highlight:
GyroMaster™, is the true north-seeking gyroscope for accurate and continuous vertical borehole trajectory measurement, capable of high-speed measurements without stopping.
GyroScout™, is the solution to accurately calculate blasting deviations by providing information on their status.
It eliminates the need to physically access each blast hole, reduces measurement time and allows real-time adjustments.
It can be used in conjunction with the Gyro PushRodder™, a continuous fiberglass rod that allows manual deployment of the tool. With a minimum of moving parts, it is perfect for multiple surface and underground jobs with a single load.
CoreMaster™ is an advanced multi-diameter digital core orientation system used for detailed characterization of underground geological structures.
It adds great value to geological research by determining the original orientation of rock samples prior to extraction.
In addition, an augmented reality experience took place at SPT’s booth where participants were able to experience first-hand the benefits of SPT’s solutions.
Mining in Colombia
Mining in Colombia is one of the country’s most important economic activities, with a history dating back to pre-Columbian times.
Colombia is rich in natural resources and is known for its production of coal, nickel, emeralds, gold, and other minerals. Mining has contributed significantly to the country’s GDP and remains a key sector for economic development and attracting foreign investment.
Mining takes place in a variety of regions, with coal concentrated in the Cesar region and the department of Guajira, nickel in Córdoba, gold in Antioquia and Chocó, and emeralds in Boyacá, among others.
The Colombian mining industry faces challenges related to illegal mining, environmental problems, and social issues. The Colombian government is committed to promoting sustainable mining practices and has taken steps to strengthen the institutional framework for the mining sector.
Mining in the country currently employs approximately 350.000 people directly, and another 1.5 million indirectly.
Stockholm Precision Tools’ presence ensures global support, while the team located in Colombia will provide you with specialized technical and operational support.
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View the Gallery of the event here: