TerraSpec 4 NIR Analyzer

TerraSpec 4 NIR Analyzer Introduction

Trusted by the mining industry for more than a decade, the TerraSpec line of mineral analyzers provide portable, rapid and non-destructive analysis of minerals in the lab or the field. Mineral geologists appreciate the TerraSpec mineral analyzer’s portability and ability to rapidly identify key minerals. When used as an ore analyzer, results are presented in seconds to speed ore processing decisions. Your mineral exploration or mining production operation needs a TerraSpec mineral analyzer.

TerraSpec 4 Standard-Res Mineral Analyzer

Overview

Increase efficiency and optimize metal yield with high-throughput mineralogical analysis, and enjoy even greater data quality with the new TerraSpec 4 Standard-Res mining analyzer. Top mine operations around the world already trust ASD’s TerraSpec® line of mining instruments for their critical mineral analysis measurements.

Designed to enhance the productivity of mining site ore analysis, the tough and portable TerraSpec 4 Standard-Res mineral analyzer, with 10 nm resolution, provides high-throughput mineralogical analysis to help you optimize ore processing, sorting and metal extraction.


Features

This flexible, near-infrared spectrometer accurately measures a wide variety of geologic samples, including clays and rocks with darker mineral content, offering better visibility into the ore sorting, processing and extraction processes. The rugged TerraSpec mineral and ore analyzer transitions easily from the production lab to the field, where it can quickly and accurately analyze ore feeds and tailings.

  • Improved optics deliver more precise spectral data in a fraction of the time required by previous models.
  • High-throughput sample analysis (capable of analyzing more than 1,000 samples a day) means accurate measurements even in high-volume production environments.
  • Upgraded feature recognition helps you analyze darker rock samples and improve management of ore variability.
  • A 2x increase in performance for the SWIR 1/SWIR 2 regions leads to better alteration mineral analysis.

Designed to boost yield and reduce mineral processing costs in mining production environments, the TerraSpec 4 Standard-Res mining analyzer supplies critical mineralogical information more quickly than other technologies. For example, the TerraSpec spectrometer’s impressive spectral response produces high-quality spectra used to identify clay minerals such as kaolinite, dickite, smectite or montmorillinite in real time with no sample prep required.
The remarkably accurate spectral data requires less interpretation by lab technicians, providing for faster, more confident and more efficient ore analysis and processing.
The TerraSpec 4 Standard-Res mining analyzer is ideal for a range of mining production measurement applications, including heap leach optimization, ore sorting, agglomeration optimization, and floatation ore feed control.

TerraSpec 4 for More Efficient Mineral Analysis in Mining Production

Increase efficiency and optimize metal yield with high-throughput mineralogical analysis, and enjoy even greater data quality with the new rugged, portable TerraSpec® 4 mining analyzer. Top mine operations around the world already trust ASD’s TerraSpec line of mining instruments for their critical mineral analysis measurements.

Designed for mining production environments, the TerraSpec 4 mining analyzer supplies critical mineralogical information more quickly than other technologies. It transitions easily from the production lab to the field, where it can quickly and accurately analyze ore feeds and tailings.

Benefits

  • Designed to enhance the productivity of mining site ore analysis
  • High-throughput mineralogical analysis to optimize ore processing, sorting and metal extraction
  • Analyze hundreds of samples in one day
  • Boost yield and reduce mineral processing cost
  • No sample preparation required

 

Ore Processing Applications

  • Ore sorting
  • Heap leach optimization
  • Agglomeration optimization
  • Flotation ore feed control

 

Sample Mineral Abundances and Ore Properties

  • Iron (and other transition element) oxides and hydroxides
  • Raw Earth Element (REE) minerals
  • Acid consumption
  • Total swelling clays
  • Detailed clay mineralogy, eg. Kaolinite, dickite, smectite and montmorillinite
  • Talc
  • Horneblend
  • Micas
  • Carbonates
  • Sulfates
  • Hardness
  • Particle sizes


Specifications

TerraSpec 4 Specifications

TerraSpec 4 Specifications


Software & Accessories

Ergonomic Pro-Pack Backpack

The ASD Ergonomic Pro-Pack Backpack takes field portability to a higher level for FieldSpec, LabSpec, and TerraSpec customers requiring the ultimate in portability.

Ergonomic Pro-Pack Backpack for the TerraSpec 4

Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables are available in a variety of lengths and styles for different application requirements.

Fiber Optic Cables for TerraSpec 4

goLab Mobile Work Station

The goLab™ Mobile Work Station acts as a wheeled carrier for streamlined transport between locations, and then quickly unfolds to support all your sampling needs “right on the spot”. For use with ASD’s full-sized portable spectrometers and spectroradiometers.

goLab Mobile Work Station for the TerraSpec 4
Hi-Brite Contact Probe

For non-destructive contact measurements and characterization of mineral and ore samples.

Hi-Brite Contact Probe for the TerraSpec 4

Hi-Brite Muglight

Designed for analysis of raw materials requiring reflectance and absorbance measurements of minerals and some inorganic material applications requiring a higher intensity light.

Hi-Brite Muglight for the TerraSpec 4

High Intensity Contact Probe

For contact measurements of solid raw materials such as minerals, grains, other granular materials.

High Intensity Contact Probe for the TerraSpec 4


Applications

Mining
Mining Production
Ore Processing
Ore Composition
Minerals Analysis
Exploration of Bauxite Minerals
Bauxite Mining
Near Infrared Applications in Nickel Mining and Exploration
Extractive Metallurgy
Petroleum
Petroleum Liquid Analysis
Petroleum Characterics and Analysis
Petroleum Production
Near Infrared and Oil Sands for Bitumen Production
Petroleum Exploration Applications
Clay Identification and Differentiation
Drilling Monitoring / Strata Correlation
Thermal Maturity
Carbonates
Sample Pre-screening and Remote sensing

For more information on The TerraSpec 4 please visit our Knowledge Center.

TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res Mineral Spectrometer

Overview

Recognized as the de facto technology for mineralogical analysis, the rugged portable TerraSpec mineral spectrometers are trusted by top geologists for performing fast, precise geologic exploration. Now the upgraded TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res mineral analyzer brings new levels of efficacy to mineral exploration technology.


Features

This state-of-the-art mineral spectrometer offers enhanced performance in the SWIR 1 and 2 regions and a 6 nm resolution to help you determine the viability of mineral exploration targets faster and more precisely than ever before. These enhancements provide you with the ability to capture accurate spectral data more quickly, especially for samples with darker mineral features.

  • Enhanced optical configuration provides more precise spectral results for superior spectrum clarity and definition.
  • 2x the performance in the SWIR 1/SWIR 2 regions translates into better alteration mineral analysis.
  • Improved portability features, including a new backpack and standard 802.11g Wi-Fi, help you move through exploration field sites more freely.
  • Standard ruggedized steel covered fiber optic cable ensures consistent spectral quality.
  • No need for sample prep, which means fast field scans.

For mining exploration geologists, these improvements translate into faster data capture at exploration targets and drilling sites. The improved data quality provided by the TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res mineral spectrometer also allows for accurate assessment of low-concentration and low-reflectance minerals, like iron-containing minerals such as serpentines and chlorites, which were previously difficult to measure.

The TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res mineral analyzer has been optimized for a range of mineral exploration applications, including deposit mapping.

Pair the TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res mineral analyzer with The Spectral Geologist to easily sort and analyze mineral data.

TerraSpec 4 Mineral Analyzer for Mineral Exploration

Trusted by top exploration geologists around the world, the rugged and portable TerraSpec® 4 mineral spectrometer provides rapid identification of alteration minerals that provide vectors to economic mineralization.

Use the TerraSpec near-infrared analyzer to determine the viability of mineral exploration targets faster and more precisely than ever before. Capture accurate spectral data more quickly, especially for samples with darker mineral features. All without the sample preparation other instruments may require.

TerraSpec Exploration Applications

  • Exploration targets
  • Directing drilling programs
  • Deposit mapping
  • Core logging and drill cutting analysis
  • Early-stage mine planning
  • Geology in remote sensing

 

Sample Minerals Identified

  • Iron minerals such as hematite, goethite, garnets, and pyroxenes
  • Other transitional metal-containing minerals
  • Rare Earth Element (REE) minerals
  • Ammonium minerals, clays, micas, sulfates, carbonates, chlorites and serpentines
  • Other hydroxyl-containing minerals such as amphiboles, epidotes, apitites, tourmalines, topaz, diaspore, and many of the arsenates
  • Hydrous silicates such as opal, beryl, and zeolites


Specifications

TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res Mineral Spectrometer Specifications

TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res Mineral Spectrometer Specifications


Software & Accessories

Ergonomic Pro-Pack Backpack

The ASD Ergonomic Pro-Pack Backpack takes field portability to a higher level for FieldSpec, LabSpec, and TerraSpec customers requiring the ultimate in portability.

Ergonomic Pro-Pack Backpack for the TerraSpec 4

Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables are available in a variety of lengths and styles for different application requirements.

Fiber Optic Cables for TerraSpec 4

goLab Mobile Work Station

The goLab™ Mobile Work Station acts as a wheeled carrier for streamlined transport between locations, and then quickly unfolds to support all your sampling needs “right on the spot”. For use with ASD’s full-sized portable spectrometers and spectroradiometers.

goLab Mobile Work Station for the TerraSpec 4
Hi-Brite Contact Probe

For non-destructive contact measurements and characterization of mineral and ore samples.

Hi-Brite Contact Probe for TerraSpec 4

Hi-Brite Muglight

Designed for analysis of raw materials requiring reflectance and absorbance measurements of minerals and some inorganic material applications requiring a higher intensity light.

Hi-Brite Muglight for TerraSpec 4

High Intensity Contact Probe

For contact measurements of solid raw materials such as minerals, grains, other granular materials.

High Intensity Contact Probe for the TerraSpec 4


Applications

Mining
Mining Exploration
Porphyry Deposits
Epithermal Deposits
Mining Geology
Minerals Analysis
Exploration of Bauxite Minerals
Bauxite Mining
Near Infrared Applications in Nickel Mining and Exploration
Petroleum
Petroleum Liquid Analysis
Petroleum Characterics and Analysis
Petroleum Production
Near Infrared and Oil Sands for Bitumen Production
Petroleum Exploration Applications
Clay Identification and Differentiation
Drilling Monitoring / Strata Correlation
Thermal Maturity
Carbonates
Sample Pre-screening and Remote Sensing

For more information on The TerraSpec 4 please visit our Knowledge Center.

Related Applications

  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Minerals Analysis
  • Mining Exploration
  • Mining Production

Related Industries

  • Mining