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An innovative optical and chemical drill core scanner
Minalyze AB, Sweden.
Minalyze AB, Sweden.
Minalyze AB, Sweden.
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2015 (English)In: Scientific Drilling, ISSN 1816-8957, E-ISSN 1816-3459, Vol. 19, 13-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We describe a new innovative drill core scanner that semi-automatedly analyses drill cores directly in drill core trays with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, without the need for much sample preparation or operator intervention. The instrument is fed with entire core trays, which are photographed at high resolution and scanned by a 3-D profiling laser. Algorithms recognise the geometry of the core tray, number of slots, location of the drill cores, calculate the optimal scanning path, and execute a continuous XRF analysis of 2 cm width along the core. The instrument is equipped with critical analytical components that allow an effective QA/QC routine to be implemented. It is a mobile instrument that can be manoeuvred by a single person with a manual pallet jack.

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Göttingen: Copernicus GmbH , 2015. Vol. 19, 13-16 p.
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drill core, XRF, scanner, geochemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253690DOI: 10.5194/sd-19-13-2015ISI: 000366506400002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-253690DiVA: diva2:815569
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