Corescan Partners with Alto Americas to Provide Hyperspectral Drill Core Imaging Across Argentina

22 Aug 2017

Corescan and Alto Americas (Alto) are pleased to announce the conclusion of a partnership agreement where the companies will work together to provide Corescan´s leading hyperspectral imaging technology across Argentina, servicing both the minerals and oil & gas industries.

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Alto’s hyperspectral remote sensing and geological expertise, coupled with Corescan’s leading core imaging technology, creates a team that can add significant value to a company’s drilling programme, from green and brownfields exploration, to processing and geometallurgical assessments, and to environmental and geotechnical studies.

Corescan expects to mobilise the first laboratory to the San Juan district in October 2017 for a major core scanning programme, with a second laboratory expected to be commissioned in Argentina before the end of the year.  Corescan’s laboratories provide:

•       high resolution core photography and hyperspectral imaging services

•       imaging of alteration minerals, assemblages and chemical compositions

•       3D laser profiling for analysis of form, morphology and fractures

•       a fully integrated core imagery and drill hole data repository (

Neil Goodey, Managing Director of Corescan said, “Argentina is an important market for Corescan and a natural extension to the work we have been doing in the South American region.  We have received strong interest in our services from Argentinian mining companies over the last 12 months, and finding the right partner with proven capability, both technically and operationally, was key.  We are pleased to be working with Alto as we establish our mineralogical services in Argentina.”

“Alto is very pleased to team up with an innovating high-tech company such as Corescan to offer hyperspectral core scanning services in Argentina. It is our understanding that our association will certainly contribute in the success of the exploration and production efforts of oil & gas and mining companies,” said Guillermo Re Kühl, President of Alto Americas.

About Corescan

Corescan is a global services company specialising in the scanning, analysis and interpretation of drill core, rock chips and other geological samples for the mining, oil and gas, geothermal and geotechnical industries. As a service driven company, Corescan seeks to be the partner of choice for companies that demand greater objectivity, quality, efficiency and return from their investment in drilling.

About Alto Americas

Alto Americas is a geosciences products, services and solutions company that specialises in oil & gas and mineral exploration applying remote sensing technologies, with particular core competencies in satellite, airborne and field multispectral and hyperspectral sensors, imaging services and technology.

For more information, please contact:

Neil Goodey

Managing Director


Telephone:  +61 8 9277 2355


Guillermo Re Kühl


Alto Americas

Telephone:  +54 11 4893 1112