Gear Up For Fall

OUR FAVORITE GEAR & TIME OF YEAR

 

The leaves are changing color and the days are getting cooler. Whether you’re a prospector, hunter, or working in the field, you know this is the best time of year to be in the back country! We have GPS units, satellite messengers, weather meters and good old fashion compasses to help guide you on your adventures. We know you need the most reliable gear because you depend on it, and that is exactly why we only provide the best!

No matter what the season, IRL has all the gear you need to navigate and get you home safe. Here’s a quick glimpse of some of our favorite equipment:

 

 

 


KESTREL 3000 WEATHER METER

Measures:
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Heat Stress Index
  • Relative Humidity
  • Temperature
  • Wind Chill
  • Wind Speed
Features of the Kestrel 3000 Weather Meter
  • Maximum Wind Gust
  • Wind Speed 3 Second Running Average
  • Air, Water, & Snow Temperature
  • Protective cover with sure-grip over molding
  • Data hold function
  • Large easy-to-read display with backlight
  • Waterproof
  • User-replaceable impeller
  • External temperature sensor
  • Patented Quick-Response RH Sensor

 

 


GARMIN RINO 750

Combining map-guided trail navigation with two-way radio communication
  • Rugged GPS/GLONASS Handhelds with Two-way Radios
  • High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite reception; tracks in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • Position reporting feature shows locations of other Rino users on the same channel; lets them know where to find you in an emergency
  • Dual battery system provides up to 14 hours between charges on lithium-ion pack or up to 18 hours with optional AA batteries (sold separately)
Communicate by Voice or Text

Both Rino 750 feature powerful FRS/GMRS two-way radio that lets you easily stay in touch with your fellow hunters, hikers or explorers in the field. You can also maintain nonverbal contact by exchanging unit-to-unit text messages with other Rino users in your area.

 


SUUNTO MC2-360DL COMPASS

  • High grade steel needle with jewel bearing
  • Balanced for northern hemisphere
  • Adjustable declination correction
  • Liquid filled capsule for stable operation
  • Mirror for sighting bearings and signaling
  • Sighting hole and notch for accurate bearings
  • Non-luminescent bezel
  • Clinometer
  • Luminescent markings for working in low light
  • Metric scales and inch ruler
  • Baseplate with magnifying lens
  • Detachable snap-lock lanyard with wristlock. Easy to detach for working with the map
  • Suunto limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Finland

 


BC BACKROAD MAP MICRO-SD

  • Combining city and backcountry navigation with enhanced outdoor recreation information, this product amalgamates all of BC into one Backroad GPS Map, including our Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Northern BC, Okanagan and Kootenay Rockies Backroad Mapbook titles.
  • Close to 685,000 km of our backroads network combined into one map, including close to 200,000 km of routable roads, including close to 23,000 km of newly enhanced and named Forest Service Roads in Version 2019.
  • Lake Bathymetry depth contour for 1,800+ fishing lakes, rivers, and streams in BC
  • Clearly marked private leased land for anglers and hunters.
  • Searchable Oil and Gas LSD Grid Locations, Compressor Stations, Gas Plants, Wellsites and other resource facilities.
  • Marked Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) for hunters.
  • Tens of thousands of kilometres of multi-use hiking, biking and cross-country skiing trails and paddling routes, with marked trailheads and access points/portages, including 1,500+ km of added multi-use trails and close to 400 km of new paddling routes in Version 2019.
  • Over 4,400 km of new ATV and snowmobile routes in Version 2019.
  • Tens of thousands of fishing hotspots, parks and conservation areas, campsites, hunting areas, winter recreation areas and more.
  • Over 31,000 land and water geographic features.
  • Thousands of railway corridor mile markers.
  • Improved First Nations reservation coverage.
  • Updated snowmobile route line style for easier navigation.

SPOT-X SATELLITE MESSENGER

SPOT X provides 2-way satellite messaging so you can stay connected to family, friends and co-workers whenever you’re outside of cellular range, including direct communication with Search & Rescue services in case of life-threatening emergency. SPOT X even provides you with your own Canadian personal mobile number so others can message you directly from their cell phone or other SMS devices at any time.

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Exchange messages with any cell phone number or email address from beyond cellular coverage. SPOT My Account comes loaded with 14 predefined messages that you have the ability to customize and sync to your SPOT X device.

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Send an S.O.S. to the 24/7 Search & Rescue center, message back and forth about the nature of your emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way.

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Select from 2½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minute tracking intervals on your SPOT X, and let family, friends and co-workers follow your progress with SPOT’s easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface.

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Quickly and easily let everyone know you’re OK.

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Link your social media accounts to keep your friends and family in the know wherever you go.

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Built-in compass and programmable waypoints to help you navigate.

The rivers are getting low, theres no better time to look for gold with a Gold Cube!

In addition to gold pans, sluices and all the other tools for gold prospecting, IRL is a distributor for the hugely popular Gold Cube, check it out below.

GOLD CUBE

Features:

 Technology – Unique Patented process incorporates 3 degrees of separation.

 Versatility – Mine placer, beach, crushed ore, free milling ore, mine dump testing and can be set up in the water or off site recirculation.

Portability – Modular design for fast setup and easy exit.  Fit in the trunk yet gets as much gold as machines many times it’s size.

 Efficiency – Set it up level, turn on pump, and process 1,000 pounds of 1/8th classified material to a few ounces in minutes.

Durability – Made in America with LDPE (low-density poly) just like your cutting board at home.

There’s no doubt that you will be impressed with the Gold Cube!

3 STACK OR 4 STACK?

When deciding which Gold Cube to use (3 Stack Deluxe or 4 Stack), there are several factors to consider: price; size (footprint); and the type of gold you may encounter. Many gold prospectors with the typical sluice box witness very flat gold (glitter gold) that has the tendency to drift or “sail” over riffles. Flat gold lends itself to slight current manipulation and water surface tension that may allow it to float.

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The Gold Cube design eliminates surface tension in what we call the “G-Force Separator”, which forces everything below water under a gate. This breaks the surface tension and forces the gold to the bottom of an axial trough. The combination of gravity and hydraulic pressure makes it impossible for the gold to float or sail.

To illustrate this — If you were to drop a flat washer and a steel bearing, both weighing the same, into a swimming pool at the same time, the steel bearing would hit bottom, first. In the same way, the flatter the gold; the more time it takes to settle.

Location is not the only factor to be aware of, though we have found that there are areas where the gold is typically very flat. Keep in mind, it is all about the shape of the gold, and not where it is located. Many placer areas close to the source have gold that is chunky, roundish, and not flat.  If you plan to limit your mining to this type of area, then a 3 Stack may be your machine. You can add a tray, later, if you decide to go to the beach or find a tailings pile with super-fine gold.

The beauty of the Gold Cube is that you can always add a tray, trommel, or a Gold Banker when it becomes necessary.

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How It Works:

1st Degree of Separation:

Slick plate allows lighter material to advance ahead. Exiting the gate, materials are separated even further and distributed in order of specific gravity on the vortex matting.

2nd Degree of Separation:

Gated trough forces all material under the gate. AKA G-Force

3rd Degree of Separation:

Vortex Matting creates hundreds of small low pressure zones driving gold deep and forcing lighter material into the flow. All material and water (slurry) is forced under the gate and forced under water, even floating gold (from oils). At the exit of the trough, a column is formed. The lightest materials will be lifted highest and the heaviest material lowest, thus separated by order of specific gravity. Gold will be the first to reach the Vortex Matting and lighter sands will flush out or be replaced by anything heavier.

Vortex Properties:

Each square inch of Vortex Matting contains 49 individual low pressure zones that work similar to a tornado. That’s over 7,000 per individual matt! A 3 stack Cube has over 14, 000 Vortex pockets and a 4 stack Cube has over 21,000! As the gold gets lodged into the tornado, the low pressure drives it to the bottom, forcing black sand and other heavies out of the way. Yes gold is a bully and stubborn. The only way it’s going to leave the vortex is when you clean it out. This is why we can run thousands of pounds through a Gold Cube and still only get a cup or two of black sand and gold. Gold doesn’t stand a chance of getting washed out. No catch and release on this trip!

Check out the following video courtesy of Dan Hurd Prospecting

Order the 3 or 4 stack deluxe today here 

and find that gold…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Gold Cubes and other prospecting items on our website

New General Manager

New GM Announcement
The owners of IRL are pleased announce the introduction of Mr Leonard Legault as the new General Manager of IRL Supplies in Prince George. Leonard brings decades of management and business experience with him, from running his own companies for 20 years. He has a strong background in Forestry, having spent much of his life involved in the industry. We know Leonard will be a benefit to IRL for years to come and welcome him enthusiastically to the company.
 
IRL Supplies has been in business for over sixty years catering to professionals in forestry, mining & geology, survey, engineering, safety and first aid and has expanded its presence in Western Canada with the purchase of Alltech in Saskatoon, SK. IRL Supplies owner, Rob Romeyn has filled the role of General Manager for over 15 years and will continue as company president as the company continues to grow.
 
As management and staff, we wish Mr Legault a warm welcome to the IRL Family!

IRL acquires Alltech Mining & Forestry Supplies

Our quest for world domination has begun! (one step at a time)

IRL Supplies is very pleased to announce that we have acquired Alltech Mining & Forestry Supplies Ltd in Saskatoon. We at IRL wish Alltech’s previous owner Al Kraus all the best in his retirement! In the coming months we look forward to meeting many of their loyal customers as well as expanding the product line offered there.

Al Kraus would like to thank the many customers over the past 21 years of business for their patronage and for the relationships that were formed. He wants to assure everyone that they are in good hands with IRL Supplies (2011) LTD. and you will enjoy continued success with them.

We welcome our new customers and trust that you will be pleased with the high level of service and support you will receive from IRL Supplies.

Alltech Mining  & Forestry Supplies will be a division of IRL Supplies

Rob Romeyn

Owner – IRL Supplies

New Website

 

Website upgrade! 

 

IRL Supplies is pleased to announce the introduction of our new fully mobile compatible website and site re-design for Summer 2017! www.irlsupplies.com

We have been working closely with our web design partner to make our new site design mobile compatible for use on smart phones and tablets in addition to computers.

While we were working through this process, we decided to take advantage of this time to upgrade the ‘look and feel’ of the site and improve on site navigation as well.

Key features of the new site are:

  • Compatibility with cell phones
  • Compatibility with tablets
  • Larger profile photos of all products
  • Smoother drop down menus for product navigation
  • New look and feel with a cleaner layout

We are excited to be rolling out this new design to the public on Wednesday July 12th!

 

Product pages screen shots on an iPhone in Safari

 

Other navigation pages on iPhone

 

 

The new design and layout for computers (Mac & PC)

 

Since 1958 IRL has been a proud supplier to professionals who work in the field and office for forestry companies, exploration & mining, survey, engineering and related industries, we truly appreciate your support and your business!

As internet technologies have changed, so has how we do business, over the years IRL has seen numerous changes to our website with each bringing new and exciting updates.

Two and a half years ago we contracted out our website design & development with the want and desire to be able to offer you, our valued customer, a site where you could not only order online but also have access to all your account information. This new website is now is being used by dozens of account customers and hundreds of new customers as well.

However, Technology does not stand still of course so the past two months have seen us in the forefront of our industry again re-designing our website to make it fully mobile compatible for phones and tablets. While we were at it, we also took advantage of this opportunity to improve the looks and functionality of our website with new larger product photos, improved product menus and easier navigation, we think you will be pleased with the new design. To that end, our new site will be rolling out this week and as always we welcome your comments. Whether you need to check for a certain product or need to place an order, it is now possible to do so on your computer, phone or tablet!

IRL is an independently owned company with deep roots in our local communities, our mission is to provide exceptional customer service to those in the natural resource industries by consistently meeting or exceeding your expectations and always striving to provide quality, innovative tools for the job. Our word is our guarantee and we welcome you to reach out to us at any time with any questions or concerns

We look forward to continue serving you as we near our 60th year in business

Rob Romeyn

Owner; IRL Supplies (2011) Ltd

The New Brunton Axis

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The feedback we received on the new Brunton Axis Geo Compass at PDAC 2017 was awesome, students and Geologists alike were excited about the multi featured Axis with features never before offered on a Brunton pocket transit

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The Axis was invented by geologists for geologists and features a significant new twist on the pocket transit that is designed especially for easier geological measurements. Product Details Innovative dual-axis, hollow hinge allows for intuitive, efficient, accurate measurements of planes, lines, bearings, and vertical angles. Only one measurement configuration is needed for strike & dip, trend & plunge, bearing & vertical angle, increasing efficiency and accuracy of measurements. Compass North is parallel to the main hinge axis, making the Axis the only transit able to measure strike and dip concurrently, through contact or sighting methods. Novel lid protractor and rotation around minor axis enables accurate, simultaneous measurement of trend & plunge on any surface, including overhangs. Dimensions (Closed): 3.92″ X 2.78″ X 1.18″ Weight: 12.5 oz Compass Bearing Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations Inclinometer Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations Dip Angle Accuracy: ±1 WITH 2° graduations

Check out these videos from Brunton on the Axis

 Axis Overview
“Getting Oriented”
 “Bearings & Angles”  
“Strike & Dip”  
 “Trend & Plunge”   

If you’d like more information or pricing please contact us toll free at (800) 663-6843 or email our Mining & Exploration Sales Dept: steve.mayoh@irlsupplies.com 

You can also place an order today for the Brunton Axis at our webstore

AME BC’s Roundup 2017

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@ROUNDUP 2017

We are very excited to announce that IRL will be attending AME BC’s Roundup conference in Vancouver again this year!
“Thousands of members of the global mineral exploration and development industry are meeting in Vancouver from Jan. 23 to 26 at the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) Roundup conference. Roundup marks the inaugural event in the exploration year at which we review 2016 exploration work results, celebrate successes, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the industry. It is appropriate that AME Roundup is held annually in Vancouver, which is home to 800 public and private mineral exploration and mining companies active in nearly 100 countries around the world. In fact, as of the end of December 2016, there were 702 mineral exploration and mining companies based in British Columbia and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSXV exchanges, up slightly — but encouragingly — from 698 in October. Altogether, B.C.-based companies account for nearly 60% of the public mining companies listed on these exchanges.” — Gavin C. Dirom is the president & CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration

The conference takes place at Canada Place on January 23 to the 26th and we will have all of the tools of the trade available for sale at our booth, #1120. We hope to see you all there!

Can’t make it to Roundup 2017? That’s ok! You can still purchase the supplies you need through our webstore at www.irlsupplies.com!


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We are happy to introduce a new product at our booth this year. Check out the Brunton Axis Pocket Transit Compass! “The Axis was invented by geologists for geologists and features a significant new twist on the pocket transit that is designed especially for easier geological measurements.”


Weshaw will also have the Shaw Backpack Drill available for viewing at Roundup again this year! “The handheld drill has been found to be best used as a near-surface initial scanning and mapping tool, often in conjunction with handheld XRF field analyzers (guns). When mineral enrichment is discovered by these means larger drilling equipment can then be efficiently employed to establish vertical definition.”


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Of course, we will have the ultimate geology microscope on hand. If you haven’t heard of the Dino-Lite, it is an incredible tool for anyone in the exploration industry. It is a 1.3 megapixel handheld digital microscope with adjustable polarization. Pick one up right now: http://www.irlsupplies.com/product.htm?pid=94743# 

New General Manager at IRL Supplies.

New General Manager at IRL Supplies

We are pleased announce the appointment of Mr Kerry Deschamps as the new General Manager of IRL Supplies. Owner Rob Romeyn, who has been with IRL for 30 years, has filled the GM role for the past 12 years and felt it was time for a fresh change, Mr Romeyn will still be staying on as President & CEO.
Mr Deschamps brings a wealth of experience to the IRL team. His 22 years as a Forestry Professional (MScF – Masters Of Science in Forestry) working in Provincial & Federal Governments as well as for Canfor, combined with his more recent experience in administration and finance will be a great benefit to IRL in the years to come! Kerry plays a large role in the community as well and is also the current Program Quality Director with District 96 Toastmasters, Kerry helps support over 140 clubs and is part of the senior leadership team.
As management and staff, we wish Mr Deschamps a warm welcome to the IRL Team!

Established in 1958, IRL Supplies is a 100% Canadian owned, independent family business. Our roots are deep in the communities where we work and serve.

Kerry Deschamps

Kerry Deschamps

Rob Romeyn

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PDAC Conference 2016

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PDAC_ExhibitorSignatureLogo_WEBThe PDAC 2016 Convention and Tradeshow is March 6 to 9 this year. Be sure to stop by our booth #608 and say Hi to our Sales Manager Steve, Meghan from Sales and our GM; Rob. As always we will be talking about the latest and greatest items introduced to our product lineup. We will have a wide selection of products for purchase at the show as well including rock hammers, loupe’s (magnifiers), field books, compasses, GPS, spot and Inreach satellite communicators and much much more!

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PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is
the world’s leading Convention for people, companies and organizations
in, or connected with, mineral exploration. In addition to meeting over
1,000 exhibitors and 23,500 attendees from over 100 countries, you can also attend technical sessions, short courses and networking events


 

Dinolite / IRL SuppliesA representative from Dino-Lite will once again be at our booth to demonstrate and explain the features of the ever popular Dino-Lite Digital Microscope. We would like to thank Big C/Dino-Lite for supporting us at this busy show for more than 5 years running! You’d be amazed at what this mighty little microscope can do!

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SHAW BACKPACK CORE DRILL – Come by and check out the Shaw Backpack Core Drill at the booth if you haven’t already, we can fill you in on it’s capabilities and how it can benefit your exploration program! Save on the costs of exploratory drilling by taking advantage of the Shaw Drill!

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We know this is a tough time for many but we hold the hope that the tide will change soon! We look forward to seeing everyone at the show and will miss those who are not able to make it this year. Please be sure to stop in and say Hi!


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