Muon geotomography technology
CRM GeoTomography Technologies, Inc. (CRM) is a privately owned company spun-off from Advanced Applied Physics Solutions Inc. (AAPS), a nationally designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research established at TRIUMF - Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. CRM GeoTomography Technologies provides advanced geophysical services for mineral exploration producing 3-D images of dense ore bodies up to 1 km below the surface. CRM's innovative muon geotomography technology was initiated by Dr. Douglas Bryman, a UBC physics professor, and further developed by AAPS in collaboration with UBC's Geophysical Inversion Facility, the Geological Survey of Canada, and NVI-Breakwater Resources (now Nyrstar, an integrated mining and metals company). CRM's advanced sensors have been developed with the financial support of Western Economic Diversification, demonstrated in field trials, and are now being commercially deployed by CRM to help mining companies reduce the cost and increase the effectiveness of land-based mineral exploration.