Automated Core Logging using Hyperspectral Scanning
CIM Vancouver 2016
Dr Hugh de Souza (Global Manager Mineralogy and Hyperspectral Services - SGS)
Hyperspectral core imaging is an innovative and cost effective automated core logging technique. The SGS / Corescan partnership combines SGS geological and metallurgical expertise and on-site lab management strengths with Corescan’s proprietary HCI-3 hyperspectral core imaging technology. This system has a very high signal to noise ratio allowing imaging of dark rocks. It provides objective data for core and chip samples onsite and at a level of mineralogical detail that has never been available previously. The benefit to exploration and mining professionals is an increased level of confidence from the large data set available to them, allowing them to focus their time and energy on building more accurate geological model within days and developing productive drilling programs.