Introducing MyLogger: a new tool for interpreting hyperspectral data from drill cores
New technology developed by CSIRO is helping geologists gain access to the valuable data held in the National Virtual Core Library. RUTH DAWKINS reports
Primary Contact: June Hill
What is MyLogger and how does it work?
MyLogger relies on a combination of two other CSIRO-developed software tools – The Spectral Geologist (TSG) and Data Mosaic – to deliver an easily-accessible automated workflow.
TSG provides researchers and exploration geologists with a software tool that can consistently analyse and interpret datasets from different spectrometers.
Data Mosaic, developed by CSIRO Principal Research Scientist Dr June Hill, uses numerical data to determine the boundary between rock types at multiple scales.
MyLogger integrates the two approaches to provide a geology log, which exploration and mining geologists are more familiar with interpreting.
“Geological logs are really the backbone of the minerals industry,” notes Jess.
“Every drill hole gets a rock type log, usually done manually by a geologist, which makes it a subjective and time-consuming process.
“MyLogger has been developed to quickly and objectively use the spectral data to extract a kind of first pass geological log that will help you understand what the rock types in your drill core are.”
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