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Project Overview

Project Number
M0543
Total Grant Value
$658,000
MRIWA Contribution
$218,000
Project Theme
Detection Technology
Project Period
2020 - 2021

The Challenge

Mining companies have turn-around periods for analytical data for samples ranging from a few days to many weeks due to sending samples away to laboratories when doing gold exploration. This results in inefficient exploration practices and higher costs especially when exploring the more remote parts of WA away from traditional laboratories.

The Solution

In-field analysis of samples using detectORE, capable of achieving sensitivities of assay to approximately 10 ppb gold.

Proposed Benefit to WA

The proposed technology and research will:

  • Speed up analytical procedure.
  • Reduce exploration costs.
  • Improve exploration efficiencies increasing the potential for future gold discoveries in WA.
  • Formation of a new WA based METS company.

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