Inline Borehole Element Recognition and Identification Analysis

The reconnaissance of deposits is done by extensive exploration drilling. The borehole debris is collected for later analysis in the laboratory. This is a time consuming and expensive procedure. Furthermore, the derived samples represent an average of a remarkable drilling distance so that information about small shifts will be lost.
The borehole probes developed by JCB are based on X ray fluorescence and offer the logging of the borehole immediately after drilling. The results are therefore available in time and can be transferred automatically into a deposit map. This enables an active control of the deposit reconnaissance, using the BOSTON software.

IBERIA Versions

There are many different applications with a variety of requirements for IBERIA. Therefore several different versions of IBERIA were developed to meet these demands.



This probe with a body diameter of 125mm is optimized for blastholes.


This probe with a diameter of 95 mm is suited for larger exploration holes as well as for blastholes.


The smallest borehole probe fits in many exploration holes and can be used up to a depth of 500 m.


The CPT version is especially designed for use with cone penetration testing tips.


All diameters of IBERIA are also available as REE version which uses a special X-ray tube to excite rare earth elements.


Partners for IBERIA

IBERIA CPT Services provided by GEccOTEC

GEccOTEC provides CPT services based on IBERIA probes. Scope of service are:

  • Rental of IBERIA CPT and other CPT probes including CPT truck
  • Service personell experienced with IBERIA/CPT
  • Data evaluation and modeling

Extended services comprise bioleaching of tailings containing base metals or other commodities in relevant concentrations.

IBERIA Borehole Services provided by DEA

J&C Bachmann and Wireline Service Group, Perth, WA, Australia have formed a joint venture which provides borehole services based on IBERIA probes. Scope of service are:

  • Rental of IBERIA probes including winch on a truck
  • Rental of other probes
  • Service personell experienced with IBERIA
  • Data evaluation
  • Data modeling

Currently these services are offered in Europe, South Africa and South America.