SPT has been present at the XXV Geological Congress of Bolivia to show its latest gyroscopic technologies
SPT has participated in the XXV Geological Congress of Bolivia that took place in the city of Tarija, from 16 to 20 October 2023. .
This event is organised every two years by the Bolivian Association of Geologists with the aim of disseminating scientific advances in Earth science disciplines and discussing the role they should play in promoting the sustainable development of the country.
Several activities related to geology took place, such as conferences, exhibitions, symposia, geological excursions, and workshops.
Due to the current situation, the congress was planned to take place jointly in face-to-face, blended and virtual modes, in order to give the opportunity to all those interested to attend and to have a majority participation.
The exhibition was also a great opportunity to meet colleagues from the sector to exchange ideas and promote the participation of geology students.
An area was set aside for technical and commercial exhibitions of the main companies in the sector, suppliers and institutions to promote products, services and technology.
On 18 de october, José Daniel Becerra, Business Development Manager of SPT in Colombia, gave a webinar on the “Application and implications of precision in the measurement of the trajectory of exploration wells for mining”, aimed at all attendees of the fair who wished to improve their exploration operations.
SPT Bolivia team present at booth #6
Franz Gutiérrez, Brandon Torrez, Micaela Lima and Mayda Sanchez, remained at stand #6 to welcome all visitors who came to see the company’s latest developments.
They were happy to assist and solve any queries they might have.
In addition, they offered an augmented reality experience in which attendees explored the operation and learned about the benefits of the latest tools developed by SPT in an interactive, fun and dynamic way, using a tablet located on the stand.
Accurate data in seconds thanks to SPT’s advanced technology
GyroMaster is the fastest and most accurate true north-seeking gyroscope in the mineral exploration industry.
One of its advantages is continuous measurement in vertical boreholes.
In addition, its high accuracy allows it to operate even in mines located in high latitudes such as northern Sweden, Canada or Finland.
Gyro RigAligner™ is the ideal solution for rig alignment in less than 5 minutes.
It is designed for intensive use thanks to its rechargeable battery and 10-hour autonomy.
On the other hand, its weight of 4.4 kilos makes it easily transportable and simple to use in the field.
Thanks to its Navibore™ technology, it provides the most accurate and reliable data in the rig alignment industry.
CoreMaster is a digital core orientation system that facilitates the detailed characterisation of underground geological structures.
Its ability to provide critical information on the original orientation of rock samples prior to extraction adds great value to your operations.
It is also multi-diameter, so it can adapt to different diameters of rock cores or boreholes without the need to switch to a different device or use additional tools to adjust the size.
It features a wireless connection with Bluetooth®,allowing for efficient data transfer, as data can be extracted without disassembling any parts.
SPT tools offer one-click export of QA/QC reports in standard formats. This streamlines data review and analysis for geologists in the field.
Through the SmartCloud platform, users can access their geological information anytime, anywhere, collaborate with teams, and share results immediately with interested geologists.
They will be able to perform their operations planning and quality control reporting, speeding up the decision-making process.
Mining in Bolivia
Bolivia has been a mining country par excellence since pre-Columbian times, and its economy has historically been linked to mineral extraction.
According to the Ministry and Metallurgy, mining activity in the country can be classified into: State mining, medium mining, small or small-scale mining and mining cooperatives.
The country is rich in a variety of minerals, including zinc, silver, tin, antimony, tungsten and gold.
Zinc production leads the sector, with approximately 500,000 metric tons per year.
Its greatest mineral wealth is concentrated in Potosí, La Paz and Oruro.
Mining contributes approximately 10% of Bolivia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and directly and indirectly employs around 100,000 people.
Foreign investment in the Bolivian mining sector has been variable. In recent years, it has shown a slight increase, especially from Chinese and Canadian companies.
Mining in Bolivia has gone through various phases throughout history, from colonial exploitation to the nationalisation of mines in the 20th century.
In the last decade, the government has implemented policies to attract investment and modernise the sector.
The use of modern technologies has enabled efficient and sustainable extraction. Telemetry, automation and the implementation of more advanced management systems are examples of these improvements.
Mining in Bolivia is a sector with a rich history and a significant economic contribution. While it has experienced improvements in technology and sustainability, it still faces challenges related to environmental impact and market volatility.
With proper regulation and continued investment in innovation, the mining sector has the potential to remain a pillar of the country’s economic development.
Stockholm Precision Tools’ existing presence ensures global support, while a local team in Bolivia will provide you with specialised technical and operational assistance.
Contact the expert team at [email protected] and find out how you can optimise your geological operations!