Exploration

  • Detects minerals optically based on the reflectance, spatial information and unique colour of minerals on-site without waiting for assay results
  • Determines which associated minerals to explore for in a particular deposit including pyrite and chalcopyrite
  • Mineral Insigts provides geologists with the information to develop an optimal exploration plan
  • Saves exploration time and expense, and provides a better chance of finding a valuable gold deposit
  • Each Mineral Insights picture is 2.3 mm x 2.3 mm and provides a “picture grade” for a specific spot
  • Approximately 10-20 pictures will be enough surface area to be representative of the entire mineral sample and provide an estimated gold concentration
  • Eg. Mineral Insights Measuring Fenton Deposit for Cartier Resources: Fenton Gold Mineralization & Fenton Gold Distribution

 

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This shows the Mineral Insights’ detection at micron dimensions of gold (magenta) and the following sulphide minerals: chalcopyrite (green), pyrite (pink), molybdenite (orange) and sphalerite (blue). This measurement was done on unpolished drill core cut by a diamond saw and required only one 90 second measurement.
The information provided by this Mineral Insights measurement can be used to accelerate gold exploration, and to increase gold recovery and profitability for a gold mine.

Mineral Insights Analysis Capabilities

(1) Exploration: Analysis of drill core and grab samples to determine which associated minerals contain gold. This tells geologists which minerals to explore for.

(2) Ore processing: Determines which minerals contain gold and provides a histogram of gold particle size and shape. Use data to optimize the type of ore processing and maximize gold recovery.

(3) Tailings: Measures the gold grade and mineral association of tailings to determine how much gold was missed so recovery can be increased.