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About us

At KORE, we empower geologists and mining professionals to extract more value from their data and use it to support decision-making across the mining industry.

SPECTOR is an integrated technology platform offering high-quality core imagery, geologist-centric visual core logging software, and AI tools to automate various logging tasks. SPECTOR streamlines the core logging process making it faster, reproducible, and more consistent while enabling remote logging.

Since introducing SPECTOR in 2018, the hardware and software solution suite has been adopted by 5 of the world’s 10 largest mining companies, providing major benefits:

  • Deliver operational efficiency, saving time and money
  • Enables remote work, contributing to talent attraction and retention
  • Decision-making intelligence and consistent logging using AI
  • Geologists spend more time interpreting data and less time entering data.
About Us

SPECTOR

Streamlining the core logging process

SPECTOR is an integrated technology platform offering high-quality core imagery, geologist-centric visual core logging software, and AI tools to automate various logging tasks. SPECTOR streamlines the core logging process making it faster, reproducible, and more consistent while enabling remote logging.

SPECTOR INgest

SPECTOR INgest is a software module, designed to quickly ingest and structure your core images so they are conveniently searchable and accessible from anywhere in the world. SPECTOR INgest facilitates automated depth referencing, and image segmentation, providing structured “AI optimised” imagery.

Benefits:

  • Fast throughput of legacy data as well as current imagery taken by photography sources
  • No more lost or difficult-to-locate core images: all in one place
  • Ingestion of legacy images allows you to drive further value: quick depth referencing and quick logs
  • AI-generated logs can be pushed to affiliate software platforms (Leapfrog, acQuire).
  • Pushes your data across affiliate platforms (Acquire, Leapfrog).

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After using SPECTOR INgest

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SPECTOR rapidly captures high-resolution depth referenced images, automates the process of core logging (by generating rock attribute predictions, from lithology to alteration and RQD logging) and transfers processed data across affiliate platforms (Acquire, Leapfrog).

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Benefits for Geologists and Mining Professionals

SPECTOR Optics is a core imaging system that eliminates repetitive, time-consuming tasks, reducing manual, and low-value work by 70%.


SPECTOR GEO, the core processing software, permits faster logging and data consistency. Geologists now have a tool that guarantees superior logging results.

Data accessible in the cloud allows teams to work together, irrespective of location, reducing travel and associated expenses and ensuring fewer errors are committed.

SPECTOR GEO facilitates legacy data acquisition and standardizing. Old data is imported, cleaned, and processed, retrieving valuable drilling efforts, and reducing the necessity of re-logging core.

SPECTOR integrates with industry tools like Acquire and Leapfrog, allowing teams to further process data for better interpretations and predictions.

Addressing unique challenges mining companies are currently facing: rapidly accumulating drill core backlog, personnel shortages, and logistics associated with travel.

Reducing the time between drilling, data processing, and reporting with as much as 90%.



Solving the problem of low-quality data by rapidly capturing high-resolution depth referenced images.


Saving money. How? By logging core at a faster rate (1000 meters/day, compared with 100 meters/day, of manual work).


Saving money, by reducing the need for geologists to travel, eliminating logistical and HSE problems, as they can now interpret data from their home office.

SPECTOR promotes interoperability and collaboration, reducing the disconnect between information collected at the mine site and what gets aggregated over time

KORE GEOSYSTEMS is an industry partner with 25 years of mining experience, able to anticipate and meet industry specifications, quality demands, and speed to get the job done.

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Our Team

Fun, dynamic, innovative, and motivated to help our clients succeed. We are passionate innovators, engineers, product development experts, and geologists, building sophisticated, AI-centered technology solutions to revolutionize the mining industry.

Chris Drielsma

KORE focuses on high-volume situations. Many 'scanners' focus on geologically challenging rock to pull out more information to understand what is happening. We focus on capturing standardized data that allows for consistent and productive logging at locations with high volume drilling i.e. mines.

Chris Drielsma

Senior Consultant

Vince Gerrie

SPECTOR, our integrated solutions (hardware, software, and AI) are uniquely designed to streamline traditionally slow expensive repetitive workflows. We extract value from data quickly

Vince Gerrie

President, CEO

Krishna Mallapudi

SPECTOR is unique in the industry for the workflow of Scanning, Logging, Prediction, and Analyzing reports, supporting geologists in logging core faster and more consistently than ever before.

Krishna Mallapudi

VP, Technology

Aaron Maher

KORE takes care of the most tedious and time-consuming data annotations required to train AI models and algorithms. Our specific core logging services support our clients to increase speed and consistency.

Aaron Maher

Director, Product Strategy and Operations, Australia

Kent Wo

The most important benefit is using AI technology to help mining clients reduce the cost of core logging and core analysis

Kent Wo

Senior Software Architect

Patrick Hooker

KORE is a technology company that is creating a new way to analyze rock from drilling.

Patrick Hooker

Consultant

Mohsen Ghazel

SPECTOR GEO/AI: Performs robust and highly accurate RQD core box contents segmentation. It is unique as it has integrated customers’ specific lithology and classification capabilities and can ingest and process historical data in different formats.

Mohsen Ghazel

Senior Computer Vision and Machine Learning Research Scientist

Jimmy Janash

We provide mining professionals with accurate and timely information allowing real-time consistent data modeling. Our clients tell us our solution is consistently saving them time and money.

Jimmy Janash

Business Development Manager, Australia

Simona Marginean

SPECTOR is a visual core logging system that streamlines the entire workflow, making it faster, and more consistent, while enabling remote working. Our technology incorporates all your data, avoiding the risk of misclassifying your material and delaying crucial decision-making.

Simona Marginean

Marketing Lead

Sebastian Goodfellow

Current core shack logging processes are inconsistent, resulting in sub-par data quality and frequently requiring re-logging. KORE builds tools to improve the quality and efficiency of core logging using user-centric software and AI.

Sebastian Goodfellow

Director of AI

Kush Patel

What do we do at KORE that is unique? Saving lots of time to make core logging digitally accessible with accurate results of AI prediction.

Kush Patel

Machine Learning Engineer

Jamie Davie

Since introducing SPECTOR in 2018, the solution suite has been adopted by 5 of the 10 largest mining companies worldwide, on multiple sites.

Jamie Davie

VP, Sales

Dmitrii Shubin

KORE is dedicated to automating the tedious core logging process using AI in order to help mining customers speed up their typically time-consuming mining process.

Dmitrii Shubin

AI Lead

Melanie Castonguay

Based on client feedback, attracting and maintaining talent resources, minimizing injuries, and obtaining consistent results are the top 3 benefits of utilizing KORE’s solution. This is aside from high daily throughput of meters and significant cost savings due to remote working from home.

Melanie Castonguay

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Our Success Stories

Our clients and partners tell us that our solutions are consistently saving them time and money.

Spencer Dormer

Spencer Dormer

Co-Founder Dynamics G-Ex

If you could photograph, log, and classify your core faster, better, and more...

If you could photograph, log, and classify your core faster, better, and more consistently, wouldn’t you? Dynamics' collaboration with KORE Geosystems is another step toward building world-class core shed workflows for Miners and Explorers globally.

Jamie McPolin

Jamie McPolin

Field Operations Supervisor Australia

For me, SPECTOR is the perfect geological partner, revolutionizing core yards...

For me, SPECTOR is the perfect geological partner, revolutionizing core yards & improving geological understanding worldwide. Core logging is transformed, into consistent accurate data capture, improved workflow, removal of bottlenecks, and reduced cost. All quick and easy, simply a touch of a button! Freeing up Geologist’s valuable time, and allowing them to focus on hitting that next discovery, keeping me and all of the mine-based personally gainfully employed long-term. SPECTOR Optics is a great machine and I believe a total game changer for mining in Australia and worldwide.

Erin Workman

Erin Workman

Early Stage Study Director Newmont Goldcorp

The initial pilot of the hardware and machine learning software has shown good...

The initial pilot of the hardware and machine learning software has shown good prediction of geological attributes and we look forward to KORE continuing to customize their product to support site-specific needs. As a result, Newmont Goldcorp’s invested in KORE, which acted as a catalyst, accelerating their product development pipeline.

Timothy Fraser

Timothy Fraser

Senior Geologist Australia

We're planning to start a diamond drilling program just outside Kalgoorlie. We are...

We're planning to start a diamond drilling program just outside Kalgoorlie. We are hoping to integrate the Kore system on day 1. The area is very underexplored with very little geology data on record. I am documenting our usage of the SPECTOR system, how it integrates, and most importantly where it improves costs and efficiency throughout the 'discovery' process. I've been an advocate for any technology that can help deliver consistency to the exploration process and believe you guys have finally delivered the Trump card. From the perspective of the Senior Geologist/Exploration Manager, I believe people should adopt this technology into their workflows, as Geologists stand to benefit greatly from a consistent approach to data.