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Mining & Geochem

Mining Geochem


In the World of Mining and Geochem, SPECTRO's Advanced Analyzers Are Unmatched

Application Briefs and White Paper

Elemental analysis is one of the most important investigative tools in exploration and during the mining extraction process. X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometry provides a convenient, rapid method of analysis for rocks, exploration samples, minerals, ores, concentrates and tailings, usually with far less sample preparation than that required for other techniques.

When facing large numbers of samples, requirements for short analysis times and low detection limits, especially for the light elements, ICP-OES provides the necessary performance. The technique is easily automated, enables detection limits in sub-ppm and ppb range and analyzes a sample in less than 2 minutes.