Mining and Exploration with Thermo Scientific Portable XRF Analyzers

Shipping samples off-site is simply too slow, expensive, and time consuming. Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers provide lab-quality results with ease and in seconds rather than days, virtually anywhere on-site. Time-to-discovery is a real competitive advantage, and users no longer have to wait for the critical data needed to determine ore boundaries, geochemical mapping, grade control, and other key operations.

Thermo Scientific Portable XRF Analyzers for Mining and Exploration

Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers – from the value-leading handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 Series to the high-performance, feature-leading Niton® FXL field x-ray lab – deliver accurate elemental analysis with unmatched efficiency for companies across all stages of mining and exploration, including:

  • Exploration
  • Geochemical mapping
  • Grade control
  • Process monitoring
  • Environmental compliance
  • Oil & gas exploration
  • Rare earth elements

These breakthrough analyzers have a standard analytical range from sulfur (S) to uranium (U), plus light element analysis (magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al), silicon (Si), phosphorus (P), and S). Users can identify elemental concentrations at unprecedented low levels, including dolomite in limestone. This means you get at or below the averages naturally found in the earth’s crust, detecting even the most subtle geochemical anomalies.

With the proven analytical performance of Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers in the field at all stages of the exploration, mining and refining processes, the limiting factor in achieving better correlation with laboratory results is proper sample preparation. Never before presented in a commercially available package, the Thermo Scientific Direct Rock Sampler Kit and Thermo Scientific Electric Hammer Mill Kit offer a complementary solution for XRF analysis in the field. These compact, portable, battery-powered tool kits allow the collection of fine powders from a rock face or drill core samples, as well as rapid milling of samples to deliver a homogenized, fine powder in just seconds. They provide everything needed to deal with geological materials for elemental analysis on-site to help deliver high-quality analytical data within minutes, rather than days or weeks.

More than 3,000 Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers are deployed in the global mining markets with companies of every size using our analyzers daily.

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