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Hectori, Inc.


Our Field Operations are Environmentally Friendly

1. Total field magnetic data are recorded by magnetometer operator traveling on foot. Between 200 and 400 data points are taken per section (one-square mile) of land. The absolute value of the second horizontal derivative of the residual magnetic field is mapped for detecting effects of leaking hydrocarbons from reservoirs vertically below.

 

2. The magnetometer operator with his mobile magnetometer is shown leaving the stationary magnetic base station. A base station is required for correcting for diurnal variations in the earth's magnetic field.

 

3. When radiometric measurements are recorded concurrently with magnetic data, an 8-wheel drive ARGO is used to transport the gamma-radiation sensor, the spectrometer, and the on-board computer. The magnetometer operator, seen in the background, waits till the vehicle pulls ahead 50m (160ft) before taking a reading to avoid the vehicle's magnetic influence.

 

4. The ARGO operator stops to record gamma radiation in the total count, potassium, uranium and thorium windows, while the magnetometer operator, having recorded his data, walks up to the vehicle. This travel and recording process is repeated for each succeeding point.

 

5. The ARGO operator is seen recording radiometric and GPS data in the onboard computer. The white cylinder suspended from the framework at the rear of the ARGO is the gamma radiation sensor. The gamma radiation spectrometer is mounted on the front seat to the left of the operator.



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