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.