Mineral Analysis- ASD (NIR)

ASD TerraSpec 4 Near Infra-red (NIR) Spectrometer

Obtaining fast, accurate mineral identification either in the field or at the mine-site is critical in ensuring exploration targets are met and mine operations continue to operate profitably. The ASD TerraSpec® 4 NIR portable Spectrometers which are available in both Hi-Res and Standard-Res, offer accurate mineral identification and quantitative analysis results in seconds rather than waiting hours or days for laboratory results.

Perform analysis in the field at the mine-site or in the lab for real-time results to make immediate decisions that will improve productivity, reduce costs and increase yields. The TerraSpec® 4 range is constructed for the rigours of mine operations or in-field exploration. Compact, easy to use, fast, accurate, non-destructive and requiring little to no sample preparation the ASD Terraspec® 4 is the complete solution for all of your mineral analysis needs.

The TerraSpec® 4 operates in a wavelength range Visible-Near Infra-red (VNIR) to Short Wave Infra-red (SWIR) (350nm to 2500nm) and can detect an extensive list of minerals, including:

  • Iron and other transition elements
  • Minerals such as hematite, goethite, garnets and pyroxenes
  • Rare Earth Elements (REE)
  • Aluminium hydroxide group minerals
  • Hydroxyl containing minerals such as Amphiboles, Epidotes, Apitites, Tourmalines, Topaz, Diaspore, and many of the Arsenates Sulphates
  • Clays
  • Micas
  • Iron hydroxide group minerals
  • Magnesium hydroxide group minerals
  • Carbonates
  • Sulphides
  • Other phyllosilicates such as Serpentines and Chlorites

Key Benefits:

  • Indicator mineral identification
  • Spectral parameters for related thermal and chemical zonation
  • Chip and core analysis
  • Acid consumption determination
  • Grade control
  • Site mapping
  • Blast chip assay

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