Why Use HyLogging Technology?
Smart logging technologies for improved consistency, supporting skilled professionals and increasing mineralogical knowledge across the industry
HyLogger provides improved quantity and quality of results from expensive drilling. HyLogging technology promotes a better understanding of the links between mineralogy, geotechnical and metallurgical properties of ore systems. This allows geologists to refine exploration, mining and processing strategies and enables whole-of-life use of exploration mineralogy data through to mine closure.
HyLogger is fast – near real time – in logging data. Minimal sample preparation required as samples only need to be clean and dry.
The HyLogger process is non-destructive, non-invasive, and involves no radiation, noise, dust or heat. Sample handling is reduced as core is measured in its original trays.
HyLogger provides objective scientific results in geological core logging, allowing for greater consistency as well as enabling the development of highly standardised procedures associated with mineralogy and imagery.
HyLogger associates every spectrum with an image, providing context for the derived mineralogy and improving the geologist’s ability to combine knowledge and experience to interpret the data. This technology is set to transform the industry by standardising and validating mineral analysis.
HyLogger can be programmed to analyse rocks in a variety of spatial sampling patterns, from single to multiple spectral measurements, on small or large grids, using continuous line-profiling (such as drill core) – and with or without imagery. HyLogger can be used on core samples, drill chips and powders.
HyLogger can be used in mineral and petroleum exploration, mine sites and mineral processing facilities, geological surveying, and geochemical, government and commercial laboratories for:
- Mining pre-feasibility mineralogical studies
- Resource estimation and project development
- Mine site exploration and grade control
- Mineral processing and monitoring of deleterious materials
HyLogger is being used to analyse a growing diversity of minerals, including:
- FeOx Group (hematite and goethite)
- AlOH Group (paragonite, muscovite, phengite, illite, pyrophyllite, kaolinite, halloysite, dickite, gibbsite and smectite varieties)
- Sulphates (alunite, jarosite and gypsum)
- FeOH Group (saponite and nontronite)
- MgOH Group (chlorites (Mg/Fe), biotite, phlogopite, antigorite, tremolite, actinolite, talc, hornblende and brucite)
- Carbonates (calcite, dolomite, Fe-dolomite, magnesite, ankerite and siderite)
- Rare earths
- Oil shale
HyLogger can also identify anhydrous silicates including quartz, feldspars, olivines, pyroxenes, garnets and carbonates, from diagnostic features displayed in the TIR region of the electromagnetic spectrum.