Mining and Exploration
See how you can analyze rock and mineral samples in seconds, including analyzing a vein in your sample rock.
In all stages of the mining and exploration process, you make decisions based upon your mine model, judgment, and experience. You want to maximize your exploration budgets, pre-screen laboratory samples, identify drill targets quickly, reduce re-mobilization costs, and get an accurate report to the capital markets as fast as possible. Thermo Scientific portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers and Thermo Scientific sample collection and preparation tools
represent the latest innovations in elemental analysis technology for mining and exploration applications, paving the way to a positive return on investment.
Mining customers share how their businesses have benefited from having lab-quality analysis in the field.
Minería y Exploración (Mining Brochure - Spanish)
Cost-effective Solutions with Mining XRF
More than 3,000 of our innovative XRF instruments can be found serving the needs of the mining industry. They provide a cost-effective and portable alternative to expensive, permanent, on-site labs or costly and untimely sample dispatch to off-site laboratories. They offer many operational and cost benefits including:
- Rapid delineation of ore/waste boundaries
- GPS coordinates at the same time user perform geochemical analysis
- Direct analysis of drill core and cuttings to dynamically drive exploration XRF programs
- Real-time assay directly at the mine face, from bagged samples during survey or drilling operations, or from prepared samples
- Analysis of raw materials for determining penalty elements in coal (Fe), Fe ore, bauxite, limestone
- Light element and trace metal analysis for gas shale and mud logging applications
What's more, our Thermo Scientific TestAll Geo technology provides a powerful feature that can automatically determine the correct analytical test mode for the fast analysis of major, minor, and trace elements in geological samples...in an easy, one-touch operation.
It's Elemental with XRF and GOLDD Technology
The ideal tools for these demanding mining jobs are Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers. With a standard analytical range from S through U, and lower detection limits achievable with our groundbreaking Thermo Scientific GOLDD technology - plus light element analysis (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) without helium purge or vacuum - you can identify element concentrations at unprecedented low levels, e.g., dolomite in limestone. This means you get results even at or below the averages naturally found in the earth's crust, detecting even the most subtle geochemical anomalies. Fit. Form. Function. Choose the XRF analyzer that's right for you - the performance-leading handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 GOLDD and Niton XL3t GOLDD+ analyzers, or the ultimate choice in features and performance, our no compromise, lab-quality Niton FXL field x-ray lab.
Speed and Precision - The Ideal Combination
With remarkable speed and performance, as well as our trademark ease of use, our Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers offer improved value to you through faster results, better precision and lower detection limits compared to previously available portable XRF instruments. They are the ideal tools for measuring elemental concentrations in:
- Sediments, cuttings and cores
- Mill heads and tails
- Filter media
Bringing the Lab to Field
Engineered for your mining and exploration needs, including advanced electronics and materials technology, Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers are in a class by themselves. For on-site geochemical mapping, geochemistry during geochemical exploration, and real-time answers on the mine face, these tools provide lab-quality results with ease...in seconds rather than days. Contact us today for a demonstration and discover how these versatile instruments can help with your mining and exploration requirements!