Mineral Analysis - ASD TerraSpec Halo Mineral Identifier

Panalytical offers an all-in-one mineral analysis system called ASD TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier. The system provides field geologists with real time mineral information and enables quick identification of important deposit pathfinder minerals. This handheld near infrared (NIR) spectrometer can take non-destructive measurements in less than 20 seconds and provides on-screen mineral identification, using the latest mineral dentification software.

The full-range NIR spectrometer is capable of measuring both the visible and short wave infrared regions and features an audio recorder for simple operation and data management. It is a cost-effective alternative for a wide range of mining applications.

Key Features

The main features of the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier are:

  • Handheld
  • User-friendly and easy to use
  • GPS and voice memo functionality
  • Simple mineral data capture and handling
  • Extensive spectral library
  • Fast multi-mineral results
  • No cables needed for data collection
  • No third party hardware needed
  • Spectral ‘scalars’ offers additional information about deposit geochemical conditions
  • Instrument software available in three languages
  • Spectra can be reviewed either on the device or on your laptop


The applications of the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier are:

  • Mineral/energy exploration
  • Greenfields/brownfields exploration
  • Alteration mapping
  • Hand samples
  • Drill cuttings
  • Core logging
  • Outcrop
  • Excavation wall confirmation
  • Clay species analysis

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