Onsite & Bureau Services

Corescan offers both onsite laboratory and bureau based scanning services.

For small sample volumes or where only ad-hoc scanning is required, the bureau facility allows drill core or samples to be delivered to a Corescan laboratory for scanning and processing. For large scale drilling programmes, for operations in remote locations, or for situations where real time decisions are required, Corescan offers mobile laboratory facilities that can be located and operated at the mine or exploration site.

Onsite Services

Our onsite services are designed to integrate closely with the drilling process, providing the exploration and development teams with timely quantitative mineral assemblage, mineral compositional data and relative estimates of resource (eg. ore grade with depth. temperature with depth). Detailed mineralogical logs (assay format) and abundance maps are tailored to meet the specific project needs and are produced near-real-time onsite. 

All equipment, operating crew and support staff are provided by Corescan on a turn key supply-maintain-operate basis. Please contact Corescan to discuss and arrange a proposal for provision of an onsite scanning facility.

Bureau Services

Corescan is establishing scanning facilities at strategic locations worldwide to service the needs of local mining and exploration operations. Scanning services are generally provided on a per metre or per sample basis.  A range of interpretative products and reports may be packaged with the scanning service.

Turnkey Service

Corescan provides a turnkey service that not only acquires the hyperspectral core or chip imagery, but processes the data and produces mineral maps of the rock material accompanied by various derived parameters useful to the exploration, mine or reservoir geologist.

For example in mining applications, initial detailed imaging work over mineralised sections of core is useful in determining key alteration minerals and assemblages that relate to mineralisation. Specific parameters may be derived that are useful in vectoring towards mineralisation or that are associated with ore grade.

These key alteration minerals and assemblages can then be mapped throughout the core and semi-quantitative proportions of the minerals present in any assemblage presented graphically in a down-hole log showing the true high resolution image of the core itself, the alteration mineral map that details the assemblage, and the semi-quantitative proportions of individual minerals scaled alongside as a down-hole profile.

Where compositional variations in a mineral are important, variations as a function of depth and ore grade can be shown in a thematic image with the average composition and geochemistry shown graphically alongside the spectral log and visual record of the core.

Real-time interpretation and visualisation during drilling identifies areas of significance for mineralisation and/or ore grade, such as an alteration mineral being present in the assemblage or a particular composition, rapidly delineating sections of core that require assay, or conversely, eliminating the need to assay core with no economic mineralisation.

Corescan's mineralogical interpretations may be exported as digital logs with common export formats available for use with third party 3D visualisation or mine planning software.