The G-857 provides a reliable, low cost solution for a variety of magnetic search and mapping applications. Single key stroke operation means the G-857 can be operated by non-technical field personnel or used in teaching environments. The G-857 uses the well-established proton precession method, allowing accurate measurements to be made with virtually no dependence upon variables such as sensor orientation, temperature, or location. The unit provides a repeatable absolute total field magnetic reading. The unit offers new features such as GPS time synchronisation, GPS positions and in-field navigation with a hand held Garmin GPS.
The G-857 is ideal for mapping geological structures, for mineral exploration, or magnetic search for industrial, environmental or archaeological targets. The optional gradiometer attachment gives greater resolution and noise immunity for conducting searches in high cultural noise environments. Simple operation, large digital data storage capability, and the inclusion of MagMap2000 data transfer and editing software provides a system well suited for both teaching and survey applications.
The automated cycling option with long sensor cable and external power connection allows the G-857 to be used as a base station instrument for the measurement of diurnal changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. Diurnal correction data is then downloaded using MagMap2000 and can be applied to either land or airborne magnetometer data.