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.
There are many different applications with a variety of requirements for IBERIA. Therefore several different versions of IBERIA were developed to meet these demands.
- IBERIA 125
This probe with a body diameter of 125mm is optimized for blastholes.
- IBERIA 95
This probe with a diameter of 95 mm is suited for larger exploration holes as well as for blastholes.
- IBERIA 65
The smallest borehole probe fits in many exploration holes and can be used up to a depth of 500 m..
- IBERIA MPT
The MPT 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 MPT Services provided by GEccOTEC
GEccOTEC provides MPT services based on IBERIA probes. Scope of service are:
- Rental of IBERIA MPT and other MPT probes including MPT truck
- Service personell experienced with IBERIA/MPT
- 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
IBERIA XRF is Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, Grant agreement ID: 945804