Thermo Fisher Scientific Releases Application Note Highlighting Use of Portable XRF Analysis in Geochemical Exploration and Delineation of Ore Zone

Ore Deposit Investigation Showcases High Correlation Between Thermo Scientific Niton FXL Field X-ray Data and Lab Assays

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today published a new application note detailing the results of an investigation carried out in the Francisco I. Madero zinc-copper-lead-(silver) deposit, which is owned by Peñoles and operated as an underground mine in Zacatecas, central Mexico. High correlation was found between sample data obtained from the Thermo Scientific Niton FXL field x-ray lab and lab assays. This finding, along with identification of geochemically anomalous zones at depth using data from the analyzer, indicate the efficiency of the instrument in locating centers of hydrothermal activity and mineralization, the prime targets for exploration and mining. Offering the instruments of choice in elemental analysis solutions for mining and exploration, Thermo Fisher is a pioneer in portable XRF technology.

"More than 3,000 of our Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers are deployed in the global mining markets. The Niton FXL analyzer is ideal for advanced exploration and drilling, industrial mineral mining and oil and gas exploration. Additionally, our unique Thermo Scientific TestAll Geo technology automatically determines the correct analytical test mode for rapid analysis of major and minor elements in geological samples. All of our analyzers, both portable and handheld, are engineered from the ground up to withstand harsh mining environments, reduce laboratory costs and improve efficiency" said Jon Shein, senior director of marketing communications for Thermo Scientific Portable Analytical Instruments.

Thermo Scientific Niton FXL Field X-ray Lab

The Thermo Scientific Niton FXL Series field x-ray lab delivers XRF-based elemental analysis with lab-quality testing performance and low levels of detection for up to 40 critical elements. Housed in a compact, portable package, it can be operated virtually anywhere onsite, from the back of a truck, mounted on a tripod or in an on-site lab. It has a rechargeable battery and is designed to operate in dusty, harsh field environments. This elemental analysis lab offers outstanding performance, features and mobility.

- True lab-quality performance with superior limits of detection
- Nondestructive with accurate, consistent elemental analysis in minutes - or less
- Easy to use, with little operator training required
- Available with 1 mm, 3 mm and 8 mm spot sizes
- Sample spinner for reducing sample heterogeneity issues due to grain size
- Closed-beam design requires minimal licensing in most countries

The Niton FXL field x-ray lab is based on our proven, reliable software: there's no PC required, alleviating the worry of a computer crash and loss of data. Not only does this breakthrough instrument include advanced batteries that support extended continuous operation on a single charge, it is also free of the need for air filters that can clog if not maintained.

For more information or to schedule an on-site demonstration, contact a local Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers representative or Thermo Fisher Scientific directly at 800-875-1578 (toll-free U.S.), +1 978-670-7460, via email at or by visiting
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