Data Interpretation

Geometallurgy: Comminution

February 6, 2024

Comminution is simply the size reduction of particles, and its purpose is to liberate valuable minerals from waste prior to concentration. The product is a mixture of particles that contain the valuable mineral (i.e., ore), gangue minerals (i.e., the commercially…

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Orientation Study Residual Soil Geochemistry

Orientation Study: Residual Soil Geochemistry

January 11, 2023

As discussed in our first installment, orientation studies should enable the selection of optimum field, laboratory and interpretation procedures. Ideally, these procedures should allow for the clear resolution of significant anomalous patterns, with as little overlap as possible between anomalous…

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Stages of a Geochemistry Program

January: A Month of Orientation Surveys

January 4, 2023

Orientation survey. Of course you *should* know what this term means… you think to yourself… Stop googling for half baked answers and stay tuned this January to our blog, where we are going to break down this term and show…

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Beam Diameter and X-ray Penetration Diagram


August 18, 2022

Haven’t conducted a pXRF program in awhile? No worries, this post has you covered… to remind you to never ever forget to calibrate your equipment. Like any geochemical program, you’re also going to need to setup a rigorous QA/QC program…

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Spectralucation July Using Spectral Composition Data

Spectralucation July: Using Spectral Composition Data

July 21, 2022

If you are unaware, hyperspectral data is renown for producing mineral data; biotite, white mica, tourmaline, sulfates, carbonates, Fe-oxides… the list is long and diverse. However, spectral datasets also yield “composition” data, namely crystallinity and wavelength data. In this post…

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De risking the Mining Value Chain Graph

De-risking the Mining Value Chain Using Hyperspectral Technology

May 31, 2022

Accurate and consistent mineralogy is one of the fundamental building blocks of exploration. The explorationist talks and dreams about discovery – in order to do this, they must define vectors towards mineralization, while simultaneously de-risking and increasing the net present…

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Closeup shot of the white stone

Hyperspectral, Geochemistry & Gangue Mineralogy

May 19, 2022

In comparison to their more shiny (and valuable) mineral counterparts, gangue mineralogy tends to be unloved by geologists. In our rush to define grade for market releases, we lose sight of the fact that gangue mineralogy impacts our final product…

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Honoring Historic Data Chart Small Size

Honoring Historic Data

April 20, 2022

“Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.” Guy Kawasaki  It would be the dream if every dataset that you come across was ready to go: with (1) no QA/QC required, (2) could be used for an alteration study, lithogeochemistry…

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