KT-10 Magnetic Susceptibility and Conductivity Meters

The KT-10 Magnetic Susceptibility and Conductivity meters come in a range of models to allow taking magnetic susceptibility and/or conductivity measurements of geological drill core, chip bags and rocks. The meters are available in either circular (orientation independent) or rectangular coil designs (to suit small diameter core or deep core trays).  The KT-10 meters produce repeatable results, and include features such as corrections for the common sizes of full and split cores, the ability to input information to correlate measurements to their appropriate depths and GeoView software for data management and visualisation.  With it’s compact and rugged design, the KT-10 meters are ideal instruments for use in the field, core shed and laboratory.

Benefits

  • Stand-alone with LCD display and on-board data storage
  • High sensitivity for magnetic susceptibility and conductivity
  • Three modes of operation: discrete measurements, continuous scanning (20 readings per second), or borehole (correlate measurements to their depth in the borehole)
  • Measure full or split core, rock samples, outcrop, chip bags or powdered samples.
  • Full and Split core corrections for standard drill rod diameters (inc AQ, BQ, HQ, NQ, PQ and non-standard sizes 2.4 to 12 cm)
  • Data running average and standard deviation values displayed during discrete measurements; data averages and maximum values provided during scanning
  • Pin mode to measure samples with uneven surfaces (available with circular coil designs only)
  • GeoView software to download, organise and visualise data on a Windows laptop
  • Compatible with Geobank Software (available from Micromine, www.micromine.com)

KT-10 Models

Dedicated Magnetic Susceptibility Meters

KT-10 v2 Classic (MagSusc, Circular Coil)

  • Circular coil design
  • Pin mode available for measuring uneven surfaces
  • Sensitivity: 10^-6  SI units
  • Measurement range: 0.001 to 1999.99 x 10^-3 SI units
    (Upgradeable to ‘Plus’ range 0.001 to 9999.99 x 10^-3 SI units & %Magnetite estimation)

KT-10R v2 (MagSusc, Rectangular Coil)

  • As above but Rectangular coil design to suit smaller core diameters (and no Pin mode)

KT-10H v2 (MagSusc, High Precision Circular Coil)

  • High Precision Circular coil design
  • Pin mode available for measuring uneven surfaces
  • Sensitivity: 10^-7 SI units
  • Measurement range: 0.0001 x 10^-3 to 1999.99 x 10^-3 SI units
    (Upgradeable to ‘Plus’ range 0.001 to 9999.99 x 10^-3 SI units & %Magnetite estimation)

Dedicated Conductivity Meters

KT-10 v2 C (Conductivity, Circular Coil)

  • Circular coil design
  • Pin mode available for measuring uneven surfaces
  • Absolute conductivity meter, calibrated using multi-point algorithm
  • Sensitivity: 1 S/m
  • Measurement range: 1 to 100,000 S/m
    (Upgradeable to ‘Extended’ range: 1 to 200,000 S/m)

KT-10R v2 C (Conductivity, Rectangular Coil)

  • As above but Rectangular coil design to suit small core diameters (and no Pin mode)

Combined Magnetic Susceptibility/Conductivity Meters

KT-10 v2 SC (MagSusc & Conductivity, Circular Coil)

  • Circular coil design
  • Pin mode available for measuring uneven surfaces
  • Sensitivity:
    – Magnetic susceptibility: 10^-6 SI units
    – Conductivity: 1 S/m
  • Measurement range:
    – Magnetic susceptibility: 0.001 to 1999.99 x 10^-3 SI units
    (Upgradeable to ‘Plus’ range 0.001 to 9999.99 x 10^-3 SI units & %Magnetite estimation)
  • – Conductivity: 1 to 100,000 S/m
    (Upgradeable to ‘Extended’ range: 1 to 200,000 S/m)

KT-10R v2 SC (MagSusc & Conductivity, Circular Coil)

  • As above but Rectangular coil design (and no Pin mode)

KT-10H v2 SC (MagSusc & Conductivity, Circular Coil)

  • As per KT-10 v2 SC specs
    but Higher Magnetic susceptibility Sensitivity: 10^-7 SI units

GeoView PC Interface Software

Data Management

GeoView is a multi-platform software that allows users to organise their KT-10 data by unit serial number and date or measurement. It also facilitates the export of data for further correlation and interpretation. GeoView is compatible with the Windows operating system.

As presented below, averaged readings are grouped together with records (containing date, time, value, voice notes and optional GPS positions) in one convenient location. Users can also add new column headers to enter additional information specific to the data collection.

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Data Visualisation

A numerical display allows users to quickly review the field data, while a graphical display aids in the interpretation of scanner data.

As shown below, the scanned data is displayed in a graphical mode. The use of markers can assist operators to orient the readings to a physical location.

Borehole Scanner mode Bottom picture

Options:

  • Magnetic Susceptibility ‘Plus’ Upgrade:
    • Increase measurement range from 1999.99 to 9999.99 x 10^-3 (ie 10) SI units
    • Magnetite iron ore concentration estimates (%) directly from the KT-10 LCD display
  • Conductivity ‘Cx’ Upgrade:
    • Increase measurement range from 100,000 to 200,000 S/m
  • Magnetic Susceptibility Calibration Pads
    • Two calibration pads are available to recalibrate the magnetic susceptibility measurements, or to verify the meter’s readings. The calibration pads are available in low and high values (‘high’ pads only suitable for Plus units)
  • Conductivity Reference Pads
    • Three reference pads are available to verify conductivity measurements. Each pad has been independently tested using different methods for measuring conductivity (AC, DC and impedance bridges).  The reference pads are available with low, medium and high conductivity ranges

Specifications:

Operating Frequency: 10 kHz
Measurement Frequency: 20 readings per second in Scan Mode
Storing 4 averaged readings per second
Display: High contrast LCD display
 
Memory:
8 GB: 4,000 total records stored *
* 4,000 scanner measurements, with up to 480 data points per record (total of 1,920,000 individual data points)
* 4,000 discrete measurements, with 120 seconds of voice notes per reading.
Note: discrete and scan records can be combined
Control: Simple up / down button functionality
Data Input/Output: USB and Bluetooth (GPS/Laptop pairing)
Power Supply: 2x ‘AA’ batteries (alkaline or rechargeable)
 
Battery Life:
Up to 3,000 measurements with alkaline batteries
Operating Temperature Range: -20 to 60°C
Meter Dimensions: 200 x 57 x 32 mm
Coil Dimensions: Circular Coil: 65 mm (diameter)
Rectangular Coil: 65 (length) x 32 mm (width)
Weight: 0.33 kg (with 2x ‘AA’ alkaline batteries installed)

Instrument Contents:

KT-10 “MagSusc”
inc KT-10R & KT-10H
KT-10 C “Conductivity
inc KT-10R C
KT-10 SC “MagSusc & Cond”
inc KT-10R SC & KT-10H SC
1x KT-10 MagSusc Meter
2x Pins (circular coil designs only)
2x AA alkaline batteries
1x USB data cable
1x Carrying pouch with insert
1x GeoView software
1x Operations manual
1x Quick reference guide
1x KT-10 Cond Meter
2x Pins (circular coil designs only)
2x AA alkaline batteries
1x USB data cable
1x Carrying pouch with insert
1x GeoView software
1x Operations manual
1x Quick reference guide
1x KT-10 MagSusc & Cond Meter
2x Pins (circular coil designs only)
2x AA rechargeable batteries & charger
1x USB data cable
1x Carrying pouch with insert
1x GeoView software
1x Operations manual
1x Quick reference guide
1x Rugged transportation case

** Coils are not interchangeable

Subject change without notice (March, 2020)

Accessories

Calibration and Reference Pads

 


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