Our porous pots are rugged units designed for use in self potential and induced polaraization surveys.

Price in USD
Manufacturer: AGO Environmental
Availability: in stock 60 item(s)
Product Code: Porous Pot


A.G.O. manufactures plastic porous pots designed for use in self potential (SP) and induced polarization (IP) surveys.

For more information on the usage of porous pots in Self-Potential (SP) surveys, see the following article:

A Guide to Prospecting by the Self-Potential Method by S.V. Burr


  • Lexan® plastic construction
  • Extremely durable (unlike ceramic porous pots)
  • See the fluid level (unlike ABS porous pots)
  • 4" L x 2 " Dia (nominal)
  • Replaceable bottom made from Hardibacker™ (or equivalent)


  • Disseminated sulfides
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Base metals
  • Sink holes
  • Groundwater investigation


  • Clean copper tube with sandpaper before activating with Copper Sulphate solution
  • A light coating of mud on the bottom gives good response in dry conditions
  • Do not freeze porous pot with solution inside
  • Empty and clean porous pot before shipping

Bottom Replacement:

  • If the bottom becomes damaged, remove and clean insert groove
  • Using a file, taper replacement bottom edge
  • Apply RTV silicone to groove, then press down on a flat surface until the bottom is located flush with the bottom of the Lexan® plastic housing
  • Let stand overnight allowing the RTV to set
  • Recommended RTV - Dow #3140RTV
  • Weight:

    0.1 kg
  • Dimensions:

    4"L x 2"D
  • Composition:

    Lexan® Plastic Construction and replaceable bottom made from Hardibacker™ (or equivalent)