Geochemical Mapping with Thermo Scientific Portable XRF Analyzers
You're facing the challenge of starting a new mine. Visual identification of anomalous zones or ore boundaries is sometimes difficult. Quickly obtaining accurate geochemical assay data to guide your mining and exploration programs is one of your biggest obstacles to high productivity. Needless to say, the swift acquisition of this data for rapid delineation of ore boundaries and the in-depth, quantitative geochemical analysis of metal concentrations for geochemical mapping is critically important for greenfield and near-mine exploration efficiency.
Engineered with your needs in mind, Thermo Scientific portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers greatly simplify the task of geochemical mapping saving time, saving effort.
- Rapid delineation of ore/waste boundaries
- Geochemical mapping and delineation of anomalous zones
- Direct XRF analysis of drill core and cuttings to dynamically drive mining programs
- Fast, simple GPS integration for real-time geochemical mapping
- Quick and easy download and import into external geochemical mapping software
- Built-in GPS allowing automatic storage of sample location coordinates with each assay data
- Light element (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) analysis which can be used for hydrothermal alteration mapping
Knowing Your Boundaries with XRF Mining Analyzers - Portable GIS/GPS Applications
Correlating in-situ mine analysis data with exact location during mining exploration or development is a vital component of predicting ore deposits to drive your operation. So when it comes to field mapping applications, you can choose whatever works for you - an out-of-the-box solution from us or the peace of mind from knowing that our XRF analyzers will work with the mapping package that you already have and trust. We offer a complete mining and exploration package with embedded GPS which can be seamlessly integrated with other mobile GIS software on a field computer if needed.
We have now combined XRF and GPS into our award-winning Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t Series analyzers, making the instruments even easier to use and helping users obtain coordinates at even the most remote locations. You can record longitude and latitude or UTM coordinates at the same time you perform geochemical analysis.
- Plot geochemical data on maps in real time
- Make infill and step-out drilling decisions instantly
- Make more informed decisions while saving significant time and labor costs
For the most complete data analysis, our analyzers excel at storing results that are matched to GPS coordinates. Then you can simply download those results to your existing GIS and data analysis packages. You get rapid laboratory-grade data quality without the wait or costs associated with using an outside lab or off-site instrumentation.
It's Elemental with XRF and GOLDD Technology
Many of the worlds largest mining operations have chosen handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XRF analyzers, available with our groundbreaking Thermo Scientific GOLDD technology. With a standard analytical range from S through U, and even lower detection limits achievable with GOLDD™ technology for light element analysis (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) without helium or vacuum purging you can identify element concentrations at unprecedented low levels. 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. Choose from 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.
Bringing the Lab to the Field
Our portable XRF analyzers provide you with geochemical assay data within seconds, allowing for immediate ore flagging, avoidance of lab turnaround delays, and rapid delineation of ore boundaries.
You get real-time elemental analysis from a variety of sample forms:
- Directly on the rock face
- Bagged ore samples from survey or drilling operations
- Drill cores and cuttings
- Prepared samples
What's more, our Thermo Scientific sample collection and preparation tool kits deliver a full lab-to-field solution, complementing the already superior high-performance of our XRF analyzers. These compact, portable, battery-powered tools provide everything required to deal with dry geological material for rapid elemental analysis in the field.
Setting the Standard in Geochemical Analysis
Find out why all of our portable XRF mining analyzers have long-represented the latest innovations in in-field analysis for geochemical mapping applications. Contact us today for a demonstration and discover how these versatile instruments can help you during your mining exploration programs.