Mining and Exploration
Rapid results, defensible data, increased productivity
From a volatile commodities market to financing, safety, and employment issues, the pressure on mining companies to increase efficiency and productivity has never been greater. With a fierce competitive landscape and substantial capital investments at stake, mining companies need to quickly identify and recover the most economically viable resources.
Miners seek solutions for rapid sample analysis that will enable them to increase discovery success rates, identify drill targets quickly, make on-site decisions about whether to stop or continue drilling, and decide where to focus on the grid. Miners must also get an accurate report to the capital markets as fast as possible.
Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers are making a critical difference in mining exploration and production. Designed for rugged field environments, our analyzers provide rapid, on-site qualitative screening directly in-situ or lab-quality quantitative analysis on prepared samples, bypassing the costly and time-consuming process of sending samples to off-site laboratories and waiting days, or even months, for critical data. With rapid sample analysis, you get real-time geochemical data to guide drilling decisions, enable high-productivity operations, and gain a competitive advantage.
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
Upstream exploration and production, rapid, real-time, on-site chemical analysis of rocks, cuttings, and cores that can be used to infer rock properties favorable to oil and gas production.
Mineralogy and Rare Earth Elements
Real-time, on-site assays of REEs and other elements, measurement, mapping, and characterization of various types of ores including iron ores, bauxite, platinum group metals, tantalum, and tin.
Hard Rock Mining
Determine ore boundaries and drilling targets, develop geochemical maps, perform grade control, discern stratigraphy, and perform other key operations in the exploration and mining of base and precious metals.