Nickel Exploration.

The mapping capability of the micro-XRF can be utilised at all stages of nickel exploration and mining, from greenfield exploration to grade control.

 

The micro-XRF can easily analyse the key element suite, as well as a variety of minor and trace elements that provide important information for identifying hydrothermal alteration and vectoring pathways. This can also be useful for identifying the mineral association and location of undesirable elements in NiS deposits such as Zn, As and Pb, and to track them through an ore body.

 

The mineralogy of samples can then be identified and characterised using AMICS. This software can provide key information on particle size distributions, mineral associations and mineral liberation. The AMICS software is very useful for improving the understanding of gangue minerals, their locations, texture and chemistry, as well as the potential for unknown mineral phases to be identified.

Serpentinised Olivine Cumulate
MKD5 nickel sulphide deposit, Western Australia
Serpentinised Olivine Cumulate
Mosaic

Sample courtesy of Geochemical Services Pty Ltd

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Collapsed Ferruginous Saprolite
MKD5 nickel sulphide deposit, Western Australia
Collapsed ferruginous saprolite mosaic

Sample courtesy of Geochemical Services Pty Ltd

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