There are unique advantages from Spot Metals Analysis (On location ASSAY). X-Ray Fluorescence Metals Analysis Report (XRF) that allows us to gather crucial ASSAY information on the precious metals content of any given sample at any given time at any location.
We have lease/purchase an XRF Gun as a critical tool to allow us to quickly evaluate the efficiency of our processing. Any necessary tweaks or changes can be made immediately vs sending a sample off and waiting for the results.
XRF guns are commonly used by commercial mining operations, private prospectors and even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as many other government agencies for the most accurate field sampling in the quickest amount of time.
This extremely precise and versatile $40,000 device is equipped with powerful X-ray tubes, specialized filters, highly advanced detectors, and multi-beam optimization that efficiently analyzes the chemistry of the rock, soil, and sediment that hosts metals, for a quick and extremely accurate analysis of even trace levels of metals like silver, lead, gold, platinum, copper and many other elements.
Highly sensitive XRF Handhelds work by emitting an x-ray beam with enough energy to displace the electrons in the inner shells of the atoms that differ from the energy it gives off leading to a loss of energy in that atom.
The specific loss of energy identifies the elements that are present in the sample. While fire assay is still the most widely used way to gauge how much or a particular metal (like gold and silver) is present in a sample since it can test the entire sample, it is an expensive process and takes many weeks to get an answer.
XRF technology is the fastest and most accepted method in existence today for sampling a few millimeters (or deeper depending on the type of host rock sampled) into the surface of even the hardest rock, and the accuracy is measured in 1 to 2 parts per million (PPM).
RXF RESULTS FOR OUR CONCENTRATES
Our precious metal concentrates are so apparent in an X-Ray Fluorescence Metals Analysis Report that we will try every avenue available to us to get them extracted.