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MicroMentis releases new ground investigation technology at AIMEX

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MicroMentis will have the world release of its Surface Wave Intelligent Profiling System (SWIPS) for visualising the mechanical and physical properties of solids at a range exceeding 100m on Stand 4620, 4 during Reed Exhibitions ' AIMEX 2007 – Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, to be held at Sydney’s Olympic Park from September 4 to 7, 2007.

The system comprises 16 wireless sensors, a shear wave impact generator and a user interface that incorporates advanced software applications for earth analysis and modelling. The components are packed into two carrying cases each weighing 15 kg, so the system is highly portable.

Operation of the SWIPS equipment requires minimal training, and results interpretation needs to be performed by qualified personnel. The end results provide astonishingly detailed 3D information about the physical and mechanical properties.

For ground investigation, SWIPS can reduce the prospecting and exploration time as well as the number of drill holes required. SWIPS can also increase the drill holes yield in obtaining valid and usable information. Through its wizard menu it will help the user to integrate complementary data, plan work, drill holes and model environments. The technology is also suited for investigating man-made structures and detecting flaws.

SWIPS complements existing technology, and will significantly lower prospecting, exploration and operations costs as it provides tools that will respond to many questions regarding solids that have not been answered thus far.

Apart from selling the equipment, MicroMentis will provide training, an investigation and interpretation service, and equipment and software support.

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