Field-based XRF for prompt Au analysis
Total Grant Value
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.
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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