Australia leading the way in ore examining technology

TWO technologies commercially launched within a week of each other promise to be game-changing ore examination tools.

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Chrysos Photon Assay unit. Photo: Tony McDonough

Perhaps the most exciting thing about the Orexplore GeoCore X10 core scanner and Chrysos Corporation's photon assay tools is that nobody is really sure where their biggest impacts will be.

Interestingly, both technologies have become linked to listed Australian drillers. Swick Mining Services bought the Orexplore technology after it had been ignored by peers. Ausdrill subsidiary Minanalytical has leased the first three Chrysos photon assay machines.

Orexplore combines X-ray high resolution three dimensional imaging with geochemical analysis. However, it is the visualisation software Orexplore has developed that really makes it sing.

Because Orexplore analyses the entire core there are a host of benefits, not least being that the core is retained for further an...