The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) has signed a contract with SPECIM for one of the world’s largest optical and mineralogical core scanning projects. The project aims to create a uniform national drill core database for further macro-analysis.
Together with its South-African partner GeoSpectral Imaging (GSI), SPECIM will scan and analyse 200km of hyperspectral imaging data of archived drill core.
The scanning will capture VNIR, SWIR and LWIR wavelength spectral images as well as high resolution RGB images, all in a single scan.
Kaj Lax, Head of Mineral Resources department, Geological Survey of Sweden explains the project will extract additional information from SGU’s voluminous asset of drill cores. To be made freely available on internet, the information will be of great value for exploration, research and mapping.
The drill cores cover more than one hundred years of exploration with the project transforming Sweden’s mineralogical data into digitised, actionable insight.
According to Rainer Bärs, Project Manager, Hyperspectral Sensors and Software at SPECIM, the combination of SPECIM’s SisuROCK scanner and GeoSpectral Imaging’s processing solution provides the best-in-class solution needed to address the requirements of the client.
Risto Kalske, Chairman of the Board, SPECIM adds that they have made a strategic decision to move in the supply chain from an equipment manufacturer to a service provider through internal structuring and partnerships. SPECIM also lauded Sweden for taking the lead in digitising their national archive, and hoped other countries will adopt similar practices enabled by new services and solutions.
SPECIM Spectral Imaging Ltd. is the world leading manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging instruments and systems, providing AISA airborne remote sensing systems, ImSpector imaging spectrographs, spectral cameras and hyperspectral imaging solutions to an increasing range of demanding industrial and science applications.