Mining

Core Analyzers for Exploration Drilling

Mineral Exploration
Geochemical Testing and Mapping
Mine Face or Pit-Face
Waste Processing and Metal Recover
Ore grade control
Silver ore mining
Mineral Lab Alternative

Mining & Metallurgical Processing

Portable XRF can provide productivity increases through on-site, immediate geochemical analysis results. Make decisions
on the spot.
• Instantaneous screening of blast hole samples in open pits allows for more efficient movement of ore/waste
material by reducing the reliance on the turnaround time from the mine laboratory
• Field analysis of stockpiles assists rapid blending and feeding to the mill
• Real time analysis of feeds, concentrates, and tails allow immediate dosing adjustments to be made in the
processing plant
• Underground grade control can be improved in certain settings by establishing sampling and analysis
methodologies that involve  portable XRF.  XRF’s aid the decision making process at the underground face in many underground mines around the world on a daily basis
• Sample and matrix specific calibrations are usually required for mine-site applications. The portable XRF is designed to be very easy to set up and use with multiple calibration models to ensure optimal performance – even for challenging light element (Mg, Al, Si) analysis

Mineral Exploration and Mining Applications
The advanced analytical performance and broad element suite means there is a portable XRF for
nearly any geological situation. Common analysis applications include:

Base metals: Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag-Mo
Gold (including pathfinders & lithogeochemistry)
Uranium +/- rare earth elements (+ pathfinders)
Nickel Sulfide and Laterite deposits
Iron Ore and Bauxites
Phosphates and Potash
Epithermal Sn-W-Mo-Bi-Sb Deposits
Mineral Sands - Ti-Zr
Coal, Oil and Gas – mud logging and trace element chemistry