1. a multi-sensor core scanner for continuous analyses
2. a benchtop analyser for discrete analyses
... enabling morphological, chemical and mineralogical analyses, on-site and in real-time.
The equipment is mounted in a mobile robotic field laboratory designed to travel either with the drill rig, or independently to the exploration site.
The MODULAB brings 3 major strengths to answer your needs
MODULAB 3 strengths
1. Real-time, on-site analysis
- Autonomous instruments deployable in remote locations as well as in a factory or laboratory
- Average time between acquisition and visualization of results < 30 min (varies according to the number and type of sensors)
2. Plug & play
- Addition of high-tech sensors on demand
- Connection and automated calibration of sensors
3. Data processing in a unified repository
- Specialized mineralogical databases
- Decision-making software using innovative digital approaches (AI)
- Data accessible via a cloud
- Data compatible & interoperable with user data
SOLSA multi-sensor core scanner for continuous analyses
On-line, on-site and real-time core scanner for mineral, geochemical
and morphological characterization
The SOLSA core scanner combines for the first time non-destructive and fast profilometric, RGB, X-ray fluorescence and hyperspectral measurements to provide detailed morphological, geochemical and mineralogical information on uncut drill cores, lose or chip materials. Real-time data integration (data fusion) aquired from different sources into a unique metric referential forming a mega-file with a 30-μm highresolution delivers structured, reliable and ready-to-process data.
Automated processing and visualization of integrated data with a decision-making software based on pre-defined key geological features allow to identify the Regions Of Interest (ROIs) and to provide geologists real-time access to geological data.
SOLSA Benchtop Analyser for discrete analyses
On-site benchtop analyser for global chemical & mineralogical quantification
Fast data flow is achieved with two separated instruments sharing the same sample holder system and working in coordination and synergy: the Discrete Combined Analytical X-ray (DCAX) and Discrete Combined Analytical Raman (DCAR). The first is a combined XRD-XRF instrument for simultaneous acquisition and the second is a special Raman spectrometer.
The SOLSA benchtop analyser can be :
- coupled with the SOLSA core scanner and used to investigate in-depth the Regions Of Interest (ROIs);
- deployed independently on-site for chemical and mineralogical characterization using combined XRF-XRD analyses.
In the first case, representative samples are extracted for analysis by XRD-XRF-Raman based on the results of the phase and elemental map obtained from core scanning, thus giving a quantitative more accurate analysis of the mineralogical and chemical content.
The data workflow is automated allowing data acquisition, processing and visualization in real-time (20 min/sample) without compromising accuracy. Even complex phases like clay minerals can be quantified accurately.
Meet the MODULAB in action
Selecting cores for analysis. The cores are loaded into the MODULAB scanner just to the left of the steps
Core entering the scanner on the left-hand side whilst consulting data and results in real time inside the MODULAB
SOLSA multi-sensor core scanner undertaking continuous analyses (mineral, geochemical and morphological characterization)