Mineralogy is Core Knowledge
Use the latest in LIBS scanning technology to log your geological samples for both chemistry and mineralogy. The Automated Mineralogy Incubator (AMI) offers a unique service based on your needs.
The AMI enables you to access the high speed ECORE and CORIOSITY LIBS core scanner. This is the only system of its type in Australia. It will analyses in situ for all elements and is ideal for light elements that µXRF is unable to analyse such as Li, Be, B, C, O, H, Na. Additionally LIBS is sensitive to all the rare earth elements whereas µXRF will only do La, Ce, Pr and Nd. The LIBS technique is high sensitivity with lower limit of detection from high ppb to low ppm and this combined with a 50 µm resolution enables trace element mapping.
Use the Coriosity to determine:
- Element Distribution
- Quantitative Mineralogy
- Map alteration patterns and define the different geological horizons
- Use the different mineral chemistries to define the variable lithologies
- Vector and navigate to the mineral ore deposits
- Visualise the intergrowths and grain size
The ELEMISSION LIBS instruments are suitable for whole or cut core, core chips and pellets with a surface variability of +/- 2mm meaning no polishing required. The system requires no laboratory utilities such as vacuum or helium gases and the analysis is at the speed of light with no long data acquisition times required!
- Full turnkey service
- Training for self access
- Mineralogy consultants available