Every element mapped at high resolution and speed

High speed, high resolution geological core analysis for elemental maps and mineral images

  • Key Features

    • Every element with high sensitivity to light elements including H, Be, Li, B, C, F, O and Na
    • High resolution down to 50μm
    • High speed at 40 sec/cm2
    • Low operating costs at ambient temperature and pressure
    • No sample preparation accomodating a surface roughness of 4mm


The ultimate innovation in geological core analysis providing high-speed and high-resolution mineralogy by element mapping.

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) analyses the whole periodic table including elements that are invisible to ambient XRay technology such as H, Be, Li, B, C, F, O and Na. The sensitivity is from trace (sub-ppm) to percent concentrations ensuring accurate mapping so alteration minerals and clays with slight changes in chemistry can be clearly defined for geological studies.

The MISSION:CORIOSITY requires no sample preparation and will analyse diverse samples with a surface height variation of 4mm.  Analysis is conducted at room temperature and pressure. No additional gases are required.

At a 50μm high resolution the full surface is analysed for every element in 40 sec/cm2. A lower resolution analysis offers higher speeds of 10 sec/cm2.

The only benchtop core analyser offering ALL the elements, high speed AND high resolution.

  • Element Map Gold Ore

  • Element Map showing the gold ore

  • Analysis of core at 1000 analytical points per second

    Each point 50μm

    Element quantification AND mineralogy