Analytik Supply Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Analytik Supply Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Geotek MSCL-S system logging whole rock core

We continue our relationship with Analytik Ltd by purchasing the ASD TerraSpec  portable Very Near Infrared (VNIR) and Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) spectrometer for integration with our Multi-Sensor Core-Logger (MSCL) systems including the MSCL-S, MSCL-XZ (XRF), and MSCL-XYZ (XRF) systems. The Geotek MSCL systems incorporate a range of sensors including; near infrared spectroscopy, X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy, spectral core gamma, and spectral density & porosity determination. This multi-sensor approach aims to maximise the data recovery from every metre of core using a range non-destructive physical and geochemical sensor technologies in an efficient and automated manner.

The ASD Terraspec are integrated onto the MSCL to provide Near Infra-Red scanning of geological core samples, both whole and split/ slabbed up to 1.5m in length. With the TerraSpec, results are available in seconds, enabling operators to speed up ore processing and mining decisions. The MSCL software automatically collates all of the spectra and exports them with respect to depth for further analysis. Therefore using an MSCL system to acquire NIR data is far more efficient than manually operating the sensor.

Analytik have previously supplied equipment for Geotek’s unique core analysis solutions.

Hiran Vegad, product specialist at Analytik commented “We are very happy and excited to be involved with Geotek’s unique product offering, applications and services. Analytik have been working with Geotek for several years having sold many ASD spectrometers for their multi-sensor logging platforms. The TerraSpec and the MSCL platform are a perfect match enabling geophysical measurements to be obtained rapidly, accurately and automatically on sediment and rock samples.”

James Shreeve, Sales and Services Manager at Geotek commented “Geotek are pleased to continue integrating the ASD NIR spectrometer onto our MSCL platforms. The Terraspec NIR sensor is a great addition to our sensor suites enabling measurement of both the visible, VNIR and SWIR spectral range. Colour and mineralogical information coupled with other physical and geochemical properties from an MSCL create a powerful dataset for a range of geoscience applications. Furthermore, the Terraspec sensor is becoming increasingly used on our larger XYZ Core Workstation systems which accept a range of core boxes for 24/7 automated core scanning applications in core repositories or industrial service laboratories.”

For more information about Analytik’s specialist scientific solutions, visit the Analytik website. Further information about the Geotek MSCL equipment can be found here.