Swick Mining Services
2018 Innovation Name: GeoCore X10 mineral analysis instrument with its Orexplore Insight Software
Awards: 35th Most Innovative Company
Miners and explorers are frustrated at the delay between drilling and assay results. It can make their decision-making processes lengthy, leading to inefficient use of resources. Assay results are often low resolution, leading to downstream mine design limitations based off lacklustre data and can consume 50% of the sample. The GeoCoreX10 is a one stop shop for achieving site based geological and mineral information without destroying any samples in the process.
The software is user friendly and provides a unique, easy to navigate viewing platform that allows the selection of parts of the rock that are of interest and a 3D image of that segment is illustrated. The user can zoom in and out of the selection, rotate and tilt the image and also highlight minerals to find out their distribution in the rock. The chemical composition of any part of the rock can be illustrated easily as well.