For too long the industry has not been able to source a tested, proven and user-friendly solution to making the tedious but highly important job of taking core photographs simple and consistent – now that’s about to change!
We call it Intelligent Mining. Just like Rio Tinto are building their ‘Mine of the Future’ we are building hardware & systems that will empower you to mine intelligently and efficiently.
We’ve worked with all the experts, Geo’s, Fieldies, Software Guru’s, Camera & Photograph Geniuses. Countless hours have been spent clicking buttons, adjusting parts, frustrated grunts…you get the picture, until together, we achieved that EUREKA moment…
…and the core looked beautiful!
So, what’s all the Hype?
After shipping core photography frames all over Australia, and packing them to be bullet proof to survive the journey…which inevitably meant some forklift driver ignored the fragile sticker and sadly misshaped the perfect frame within 1 second flat…modular made a lot of sense to us. The package is a fraction of the size and still remains in mint condition however remote or whatever wonderful country in the world you may be found, we can get it there with ease!
The burning question…anyone of your team might be able to click a button on a camera but it’s the result that counts, right? This system will mean, whether it be your most junior Team Member, or the ‘been-forever-in-the game’ Exploration Manager we can GUARANTEE no distinction between the photos no matter who the user is. Sound too good to be true?
Any Tray or Box anywhere
Plastic Core Trays, Cardboard Core Boxes, Wooden Core Boxes, Africa, Aussie, North America, South America, Asia, North Pole – you name it, it’ll handle it. It’s not fussy.
Through the process we believe most things have been thought about (but always keen to hear the next improvement idea). Adjustable Laptop Table that can be moved up and down, as well as able to swing around the side of the frame out of the way on its back-axle hinge. Velcro patches to hold back the front flaps when preparing or wetting your core inside the frame. Quick Release Clamp for the camera that is fully adjustable up and down…you’ll want your camera accessible quickly at any point of the day, replace a battery, complete a download, or bringing it inside every night and this small detail will be something you are forever grateful for. The Positioning Bar is designed so you can butt your core tray up to it which will ensure that your tray sits in the same place every time, for the perfect picture. The Positioning Bar is fully adjustable. Finally, the ‘flap-doors’ in and out of the unit perfectly shut out all the light you don’t want, whilst allowing you to push your tray into and out of the frame with complete ease.
Good to know
This is a key product for our ‘Intelligent Mining’ process so being upfront we’ve built this for operations with roller racking conveyors in their core shed. The unit will bolt onto the roller racking side channels becoming a very sturdy unit. However, saying that, if you want to get your hands on one of these, they are incredibly versatile, and we won’t pass by the opportunity to improve on the design to suit what you’ve got to work with onsite right now!
We believe we’ve found the perfect light to create the most luminous, homogeneous glow over the core…but this didn’t come without a lot of time and trialing many varieties. We highly recommend you use these lights as this will lead to the greatest consistency whether in direct sunlight or taking photos in the twilight hours. You shouldn’t be able to detect the difference in your quality of image.
Test it in action?
The sole reason we’d invite anyone to even consider one of these units is that it’s got to make your life easier. This is an early 2019 creation so not everyone out there has got one yet…but for your peace of mind talk to us about the opportunity to come and try for yourself at our Innovation Hub in Perth. It's always best to ask our team before rocking up just to make sure we haven’t rushed the latest model out the door for a eager customer!
What’s my other options?
Before you go too much further you might want to consider your other options? Particularly if you are a smaller explorer and every dollar counts, then check out our Discoverer® Core Photography Camera Portable Frames. Down scale, and take your Camera Station from one tray to the next with this lightweight, but perfectly suited piece of equipment.
For more details on this unit contact the team today. Our Geological Product Specialists’ are happy to talk you through this unit and even supply high resolution images for you to view before committing. There's nothing like seeing how your core photos are going to look before you start!
Through all our testing we also managed to hone in on suggested perfect camera settings to achieve great results in core photography, regardless of external conditions. We will be releasing a downloadable white paper on this shortly, however in the meantime if you are keen to find out what we paid the Camera & Photography experts to experiment and tell us we'll do that for you at no cost - just get it touch with the team today: email@example.com or call: 1800 105 584
NOTE: The image of the core tray shown in the picture below is low resolution so as not to slow down the website, but the images you will take on site will be high resolution. This image is a wet core image, as that's what most of our customers struggle with and illustrates the ability of the core photography frame to take the perfect picture. This image hasn't been edited or cropped, it's exactly how the camera will take the image when mounted to the Discoverer® Core Photography Camera Frame.