Konstantin Chekan


Leading Expert (Natural Resources)
Geotek (Technoinfo)

Konstantin Checkan is a leading expert in the Department of Natural Resources of “Technoinfo” (Geotek’s exclusive distributor in Russia and the CIS countries). He graduated from the geological faculty of Moscow State University with an honour’s Master's degree in 2019. Prior to commencing his work in the fields of development and promotion of state-of-the-art analytical geological equipment, he dedicated four years of his life to the study of late quaternary sediments of the World Ocean in the Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Apart from research, Konstantin also has significant experience in practical geology, which he obtained whilst supporting the drilling of exploratory wells in the Caucuses through the sampling of fluvial deposits of the Krasnodar Krai. This multifaceted experience in geology has allowed Konstantin to become a well-rounded specialist who is ready to consult on the many different aspects of the vast science that is geology.

Currently, Konstantin is developing in the fields of geochemical and geophysical analysis – chiefly in the interpretation and digital processing of multiparametric core logging and 3D computed tomography data.

07.10.2020 16:00 - Technical session 3 | Main Hall

Innovations in Non-Destructive Core Analysis

We present to you our portfolio of innovative cutting-edge non-destructive core analysis systems, which allow users to simultaneously log their multitude of core by various geochemical and geophysical properties in order to optimise the geologists’ and engineers’ time spent in laboratories and fields on gaining insight into their mineral deposits.

Core material is a priceless asset in the understanding of orebody geology and a source of abundant information in geometallurgical modelling. Billions of dollars are spent every year on extracting and storing core samples, but, unfortunately, they are still often subjected to discrete destructive sampling, leaving a wealth of information so important to mineral exploration undiscovered and lost.

Highly consistent, non-subjective, automated depth registered imagery, geochemistry, mineralogy, and structural parameters can now all be accessed on a single logging platform and can be efficiently acquired before any visual assessment or destructive testing takes place, aiding in a better geological understanding of information critical to both, exploration and mine development.