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New spectrometers released for mining exploration and production

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Spectral Evolution introduces the new oreXpress, the next generation of spectrometers for mining exploration and production applications.

The oreXpress is a new range of portable field spectrometers purpose-built for efficient single user operation in the field. Lightweight, compact, easy-to-use and ultra-reliable, the affordable UV/VIS/NIR/SWIR spectrometer delivers the high performance required to identify minerals for gold, silver, iron, copper, diamonds, aluminium, uranium and more. 

Spectral Evolution’s new oreXpress field spectrometers offer a range of benefits, including rapid data/spectra collection in the field; high signal to noise ratio for improved reflectance values; fast start-up and use with no optimisation step required between scans; sturdy construction to handle field conditions including high ambient temperatures; reliability with no moving optics and a robust MIL-spec fibre optic cable connector with easy-disconnect fibre; and a rugged and reliable mineral contact probe for single click field measurements.

The oreXpress spectrometer is available with Spectral Evolution’s EZ-ID software that offers a host of advantages including an easy way to create a custom mineral library, the ability to quickly add spectra to an existing library, pattern matching algorithms in interactive mode that can be used with the SpecMIN, USGS, and other libraries, and display of match report on-screen.

Useful for geologists, field technicians and exploration managers, the oreXpress spectrometer can collect a soil grid and establish a baseline, map alteration zones, vector to mineralization, open pit mapping, analyse outcrops, hand samples, RC chips, and blast holes, analyse drill core quickly and efficiently, and perform ground truthing for remote sensing images and data.

Additionally, the data collected with the oreXpress spectrometer is saved as ASCII files for use with third party analysis software, without requiring time-consuming pre-processing. 

See the oreXpress at the Spectral International Booth 115 at SEG Whistler, September 24-27, 2013. 

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