CSIRO and Minalyze in a Strategic Collaboration
The Minalyzer CS drill core analysis system available to Australian industry.
The Swedish-developed Minalyzer Core Scanner technology will be available to the resources sector through CSIRO, which is the first research organization in the world with access to a Minalyzer Core Scanner in-house. The Minalyzer Core Scanner provides rapid and non-destructive analysis of drill core in trays and other geological samples such as chips, pulps and pressed pellets using an X–ray fluorescence (XRF) scanner which gives multi-elemental chemical information on the sample.
Annelie Lundström, CEO Minalyze, says this engagement is a good opportunity to introduce innovations, CSIRO is taking on an important role in bridging between new technology and the industry.
“Enhancing the geological data generated by the Minalyzer with the research capabilities and geological knowledge of the CSIRO has the potential to bring the exploration and mining industry to the next level”.
This unique rock characterisation instrument expands the suite of existing drill core scanners available at the Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC) in Perth, Western Australia. CSIRO Research Director, Dr Rob Hough says this collaboration will form part of a broader platform for drill core characterisation services available at CSIRO’s ARRC laboratories.
”We are consolidating our expertise in mineral analysis by developing a Drill Core Laboratory at the ARRC which brings together technology developed for the METS sector, including geotechnical and hyperspectral core loggers, as well as the CSIRO-developed Maia Mapper system,” Dr Hough says.
“The Minalyzer Core Scanner with its XRF capability will be a great addition to this suite of core scanning instrumentation”.
The Minalyzer Core Scanner will be available at CSIRO in Perth. Contact Yulia Uvarova for more information.
About Minalyze: The Swedish company Minalyze develops analytical instruments for the mining and exploration industry and operates in Australia through the subsidiary Minalyze Pty Ltd. For more information visit www.minalyze.com.
About the CSIRO Discovery Program: As part of CSIRO’s Mineral Resources Business Unit, the world-class Discovery Program research team is involved in field and laboratory based projects relating to mineral exploration research across a range of commodities and geological environments.