Corescan to Commercialise CSIRO HyLogging Technology

5 Jun 2017

An Australian technology that provides new knowledge on orebodies and mineral systems cost-effectively and rapidly could soon benefit the global mining industry, thanks to a commercialisation deal that will open doors to international markets.
CSIRO's advanced mineral analysis and logging technology - HyLogger - has been licensed to Australian Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) company Corescan, who operate a network of hyperspectral mineralogy labs across Australia, South East Asia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Argentina.

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CSIRO Research Director, Dr Rob Hough, says commercialising the technology with Corescan opens the way for the industry to truly take advantage of hyperspectral analysis of drill materials for exploration and mining and further reinforces Australia’s place as a global leader in the provision of mineral exploration and mining technology.

“Transferring the technology and ongoing development to Corescan, an Australian SME, will enable CSIRO to focus on the application and integration of hyperspectral information with other data sets to support mineral exploration through cover and for rapid resource characterisation in deposits.”

Managing Director, Neil Goodey, says Corescan plans to integrate HyLogger into its existing suite of advanced hyperspectral imaging equipment, giving the company a broader range of solutions to accommodate different commodities and better meet customer requirements at different stages of the exploration and mining cycle.

“Corescan will also be offering support services to the existing HyLogger community and will leverage its global reach to bring the technology to new international markets,” Mr Goodey said. “Corescan will be working closely with the Australian geological surveys and the National Virtual Core Library to continue on the great work that CSIRO has done in this area over the last decade.”

For further information please contact:

Neil Goodey, Perth, +61 4 1798 5369, neil.goodey@corescan.com.au

Dr. Brigette A. Martini, Denver, +1 541 261 4623, brigette.martini@corescan.com.au