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GEOSCIENCE: Imdex launches new in-field geoanalysis solution



Imdex’s in-field geoanalysis solution is fast, accurate and just about a portable as it can get.

VANCOUVER –  Imdex Limited,  an Australian mining equipment, technology and services provider, launched its in-field geoanalysis solution at the Resources for Future Generations Conference (June 16-21,2018) in this city.

Making an informed decision in the minerals discovery process requires reliable information about the geology, including hidden sub-surface information. Reliable geochemical data is a critical component of this. Imdex’s new in-field geoanalysis solution – a complete portable sample preparation and analysis system – provides this data and enables geologists to make informed decisions on site and in near real-time.

Commenting on this complete end-to-end solution for rapid sample preparation and near real-time analysis, global product manager, geosciences James Cleverley said, “As a geoscientist running a drilling or sampling program you can be up and running with your own on-site lab, producing consistent and quality samples, managing the analysis and quality control and having confidence the data you are viewing is accurate and repeatable, all in 20 minutes. The key is the preparation of quality samples – it is not just pointing and shooting at rocks.”

Cleverley added that Imdex’s in-field geoanalysis solution addresses a historical industry challenge, that is, the length of time needed from sample collection, to transportation to an off-site laboratory for analysis, to receipt of information.

Depending on the style and stage of the program, this cycle can take three months or more, which often results in decisions being made without having all of the necessary data available.

Imdex now delivers a range of end-to-end solutions to the global minerals industry and targeted non-mining applications. These solutions integrate products and technologies from leading brands AMC and Reflex and include drilling optimisation; downhole navigation; structural geology; driller operable geophysics; and in-field geoanalysis.

The company’s latest solution combines: the Reflex crusher and Reflex mill (a portable sample preparation system); the Reflex press (an innovative sample press and die that produces a high quality and consistent sample); and the Reflex XRF (a hardware and software solution that delivers controlled assay workflows), QA/QC, together with data management. These technologies seamlessly integrate with the award winning cloud-based ImdexHUB-IQ software and the leading exploratory data analytics software for the detection of anomalies and relationships in geoscience data Imdex ioGAS.

The necessary equipment arrives on site in six rugged cases and can be setup in 15 or 20 minutes. Clients then have a full processing system where they need it, which can deliver approximately 100 samples per day.

The full line of Imdex solutions can be examined at www.ImdexLimited.com.