The determination of crystalline phase of raw materials through X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and elemental analysis through X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) are of a great importance to Minerals and Mining research and industry.
The exploration usually starts by looking for interesting exploration zones and by the sampling in geological areas that seem to have an interesting mineral potential.
In Exploration, The Handheld XRF analyzer is a great tool for fast screening of vast areas due to the light weight and mobility of the instrument. and during mining it provides easy ore grade control and allows you to make quick decisions.
While during processing, analysis of ore concentrates during the enrichment process is also a simple task for a bench top XRF analyzer, Both major elements and trace elements can be accurately measured due using the fundamental parameters method.
Geochemical mapping. Is also possible by Handheld XRF analyzer as it offers wireless connection to external GPS systems and can store GPS coordinates with each measurement. GPS data can be imported to any GIS application for mine mapping.