Geotomography

AAPS is pursuing a novel subterranean imaging technology developed by UBC Professor Douglas Bryman aimed at identifying high-density mineral deposits using cosmic rays. Muon geotomography, a new geophysics technique employing naturally occurring cosmic ray muons which penetrate deep into the earth, promises to be more precise, more cost effective, and less environmentally damaging than current methods for identifying valuable high density ores. AAPS is conducting proof-of-principle tests on the system at a mine site in British Columbia and is actively fostering commercialization of this innovative technology. A wide ranging collaboration including university partners, TRIUMF, Geological Survey of Canada, BC Ministry of Mines, and a Canadian mining company has been formed. AAPS scientists and technical associates have constructed detectors, developed software and simulations and are performing data analyses and 3D modeling.

Geotomography

Geotomography