These services allow seamless information flow from the collection and interpretation of spectra, through to integration with other geologic data.
The major hurdle in implementing routine spectral analysis is accurately interpreting large volumes of raw spectral data and integrating it into your workflow. aiSIRIS™ by AusSpec resolves these challenges by rapidly processing raw spectra into database-friendly mineral assemblages and parameters. aiSIRIS is a 3rd generation AI spectral interpretation system. Project geologists can quickly assess relationships between alteration and mineralization about a week after the spectra are acquired, compared to months spent waiting on expert interpretations in the past. ALS offers TerraSpec® 4 HR scans on dry, coarse crushed rock and drill core. This is an ideal sample fraction for hyperspectral analysis, because it has been thoroughly dried and homogenized by crushing. You receive the original ASD files as well as the aiSIRIS™ output on every geochemical sample for one-to-one comparison.
Access to the aiSIRIS™ App is included for quick spectral plots and assessment against spatial data.
For additional data intensity and discrimination, HyLogger™, HyChips™ and other automated spot analyser systems may be implemented for medium density mineralogical data. Core boxes are fed on a conveyor belt through a frame housing the mineral analyser, which can automatically capture spectra at the centimetre scale.
All spectral mineralogy results are reported on ALS Geochemistry certificates of analysis and are available in many spreadsheet formats for rapid import into your geochemical database. All data produced by the ALS hyperspectral service offering can also be accessed through Webtrieve™ and CoreViewer™. In addition to image and downhole data display, CoreViewer™ integrates with major geological software providers, including acQuire GIM Suite for core image management, and popular 3D modelling programs like Leapfrog, Maptek Vulcan and Micromine. Complete core image sets can be consulted in line with geochemistry and other downhole data while building geometallurgical block models, allowing unparalleled verification and confirmation of complex geological boundaries.
TerraCore’s cutting edge combination of hyperspectral imaging hardware, advanced processing software and expert geological oversight provides unparalleled hyperspectral investigation of drill core for exploration, mining and geometallurgy. The long wave infrared (LWIR) detectors installed on several TerraCore systems allow detailed identification of silicate minerals and improved carbonate speciation, a game-changing development for deposit types with extensive anhydrous alteration. TerraCore’s services may be delivered in an ALS lab or on-site at mines and advanced exploration projects. TerraCore systems are very portable and easily slot into your existing core shed infrastructure. Mobilization of a TerraCore unit is by quotation. Volume-based discounts are available for campaigns run in-lab and on-site.
Standard service includes:
- Projects delivered via CoreViewer™ and IntelliCore®
- High resolution true color RGB core photographs
- Minerals, mineral assemblage maps and spectral parameters provided as image displays
- Database-ready numerical mineralogical parameters and products averaged over 10cm intervals across the length of the drill core
Mineralogy by MLA, QEMSCAN and XRD
ALS Mineralogy has a market leading position in the range and capabilities of our automated mineralogy equipment, which includes the Mineral Liberation Analyzer (MLA), QEMSCAN®, X-ray Diffraction, ParticleSCAN and HyLogger™.
These technologies can be utilized to add value to a wide range of commodities including precious and base metals, rare earth elements, mineral sands, coal, iron ore, graphite and phosphate deposits. The technology is also applicable to the management of smelters and undertaking of environmental assessments.
Access to state-of-the-art technology and a highly trained technical team ensures your requirements are understood and you are provided with relevant, representative and high-quality quantitative data.