The collection of multielement geochemical data by portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) has become commonplace in the minerals industry.

These instruments are typically precise but not accurate. Often the true value of pXRF chemical datasets is not realised due to suboptimal workflows and a lack of robust data handling. When appropriate workflows and protocols for umpire laboratory data collection are implemented, significant cost savings (up to 80% in some cases) can be achieved through integration of laboratory and pXRF geochemical datasets.

RSC has the expertise and know-how to provide training, including helping to design your workflows and data-handling processes. This will ensure that your pXRF data are as good as possible, collected as inexpensively as possible, and are both reliable and robust. Each project has its own particular challenges and RSC can work with you to overcome them.

RSC can also provide pXRF rental instruments for use in the field, either as a standalone rental unit or with a trained and qualified operator. Contact us for a free
demonstration of the utility of these instruments for your exploration and mining projects.


Previous and current projects utilising the XRF include:
•    Multi-element geochemistry from soil samples on various gold projects in New Zealand, Mozambique, Mali, Ghana
•    Multi-element geochemistry from soil samples on various mineral sand projects, New Zealand
•    Soil testing of contaminated land, New Zealand
•    Geochemical logging of geothermal boreholes, Taupo, New Zealand
•    Rare earth element exploration, Mozambique
•    Regional geochemical soil surveys, Rwanda, Australia and Eritrea
•    Multi-element geochemistry from gold grade control RC drilling chips, Philippines
•    Tin-tungsten exploration, Australia