Perform fast, accurate geochemical analysis – virtually anywhere on site

With substantial capital investments at stake, it is crucial for mining operations to quickly identify and recover the most economically viable resources. From a rapidly changing commodities market to financing and safety challenges, the pressure for mining operations to increase efficiency, sustainability, and productivity has never been greater. Miners seek solutions that will enable them to identify drill targets, increase discovery rates, make on-site decisions, and pinpoint where to focus on the grid. Niton handheld XRF analyzers provide elemental analysis to guide geochemical decisions. Want to learn more? Request a demo to speak with a member from our team.

Featured portable XRF analyzers

Niton XL5 Plus XRF Analyzer

Niton XL5 Plus Handheld XRF Analyzer
 

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Niton XL3t GOLDD+ XRF Analyzer

Niton XL3t GOLDD+ Handheld XRF Analyzer

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Niton XL2 Plus Handheld XRF Analyzer

Niton XL2 Plus Handheld XRF Analyzer
 

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Niton handheld XRF for mining & exploration

Lab quality performance

Gain confidence in your geochemical analysis. Niton XRF analyzers are equipped with the best combination of hardware and software to enhance your analytical performance. Now you can tackle challenges from early stage discovery through mineral processing. Low detection limits allow you to measure concentrations at or below the averages naturally found in the earth's crust – detecting even the most subtle geochemical anomalies. Our Niton XL5 Plus handheld XRF analyzer features a 5W x-ray tube (the most powerful available) and a best-in-class detector with graphene window to guarantee the lowest detection limits for heavy and light elements.

Unprecedented exploration efficiency

Make sense of your dollars and cents. The fact of the matter is that mining exploration is expensive. With Niton handheld XRF analyzers, you can shorten your campaign timelines by isolating areas of interest. Quick identification of key discoveries leads to valuable time and resources saved to ensure maximum ROI. Niton analyzers provide fast geochemical analysis of outcrop and soils, and enable you to perform mapping of unexplored areas. With on-board GPS, you’ll chart exact coordinates to avoid displacing key discoveries. You’ll save days and weeks during the exploration process by no longer waiting for test results (that may or may not be in your favor), and save money on external lab tests by deploying pre-screening of samples to minimize additional costs.

Improved productivity and sustainability

Time is valuable – that’s why Niton handheld XRF analyzers help you make the most of it. Now you can perform rapid, qualitative screening directly in the field. Easily delineate ore from waste boundaries to reduce the randomness of digging. Obtain defensible data and minimize the need to send samples to external testing labs. Niton analyzers provide fast assays to optimize drill locations, guide extraction, and determine ore grade. Increase your confidence and reduce turnaround time and lab cost by relying on our field technologies.

Smart technology

Niton analyzers help you work smarter, not harder. Our smart, simplified software solutions feature an application interface that is straightforward and easy to use. You’ll have the option to customize data fields and user profiles to create workflow solutions designed to meet the needs of your business. And with our proprietary NitonConnect PC software, you can even remotely operate the analyzer from the comfort of your computer. Our premiere analyzers also feature WiFi capability to remotely transfer and view sample readings.

Browse mining applications

Niton handheld XRF analyzers are a reliable method to analyze ore samples in open pits and underground mines – achieving the accuracy required to provide defensible information for process oversight, quality assurance, and various other operational decisions (such as grade control). Rapid analytics, combined with an optimized sampling strategy, can provide significant cost savings and added benefits for mining operations. Niton handheld XRF analyzers provide instantaneous grade control. Use Niton analyzers to:

  • Ascertain the viability of lower grade resources and find localized high-grade enrichments
  • Delineate ore and waste boundary
  • Assess rock cuts and guide blasting, excavation, and ore handling activities
  • Optimize run-of-mine stockpiles and ensure consistent blending and feeding to the mill

Measuring the composition of industrial minerals such as limestone or phosphates is essential to ensuring the quality of products such as cement or fertilizers. Niton handheld XRF analyzers are an emerging instrument of choice for in-quarry exploration and evaluating the composition of raw materials, such as phosphate, potash, gypsum, and limestone. Use Niton analyzers to:

  • Determine penalty and toxic elements
  • Analyze blends and sort raw materials
  • Flag grade, sub-grade and waste to prevent taking ores to the waste heap

Rare Earth Elements (REE) are defined as the 15 lanthanides plus scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y). Due to their unique optical and magnetic properties, REEs are critical components in consumer electronics, catalytic converters, and rechargeable batteries. Rarely existing in pure form, REEs are typically concentrated in more than one mineral with each mineral requiring a different extraction technology and processing procedure. Niton handheld XRF analyzers provide real-time, on-site assays of REEs and other elements. Use Niton analyzers for:

  • Real time qualitative and quantitative evaluation of REE projects
  • Infer low levels of heavy REEs from measured scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y) concentrations

Niton handheld XRF analyzers are valuable for upstream exploration and production (E&P)- offering rapid, on-site chemical analysis of rocks, cuttings, and cores that can be used to identify formations and determine mineral composition. Users can infer mineralogical properties favorable to oil and gas production from data collected in real-time. The Niton XL5 Plus analyzer is ideal for light elemental and trace metal analysis required for gas shale applications such as: 

  • Advanced exploration and drilling
  • Mud logging
  • Mineralogy and lithology inference
  • Chemostratigraphy

Niton handheld XRF analyzers are a reliable method to analyze ore samples in open pits and underground mines – achieving the accuracy required to provide defensible information for process oversight, quality assurance, and various other operational decisions (such as grade control). Rapid analytics, combined with an optimized sampling strategy, can provide significant cost savings and added benefits for mining operations. Niton handheld XRF analyzers provide instantaneous grade control. Use Niton analyzers to:

  • Ascertain the viability of lower grade resources and find localized high-grade enrichments
  • Delineate ore and waste boundary
  • Assess rock cuts and guide blasting, excavation, and ore handling activities
  • Optimize run-of-mine stockpiles and ensure consistent blending and feeding to the mill

Measuring the composition of industrial minerals such as limestone or phosphates is essential to ensuring the quality of products such as cement or fertilizers. Niton handheld XRF analyzers are an emerging instrument of choice for in-quarry exploration and evaluating the composition of raw materials, such as phosphate, potash, gypsum, and limestone. Use Niton analyzers to:

  • Determine penalty and toxic elements
  • Analyze blends and sort raw materials
  • Flag grade, sub-grade and waste to prevent taking ores to the waste heap

Rare Earth Elements (REE) are defined as the 15 lanthanides plus scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y). Due to their unique optical and magnetic properties, REEs are critical components in consumer electronics, catalytic converters, and rechargeable batteries. Rarely existing in pure form, REEs are typically concentrated in more than one mineral with each mineral requiring a different extraction technology and processing procedure. Niton handheld XRF analyzers provide real-time, on-site assays of REEs and other elements. Use Niton analyzers for:

  • Real time qualitative and quantitative evaluation of REE projects
  • Infer low levels of heavy REEs from measured scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y) concentrations

Niton handheld XRF analyzers are valuable for upstream exploration and production (E&P)- offering rapid, on-site chemical analysis of rocks, cuttings, and cores that can be used to identify formations and determine mineral composition. Users can infer mineralogical properties favorable to oil and gas production from data collected in real-time. The Niton XL5 Plus analyzer is ideal for light elemental and trace metal analysis required for gas shale applications such as: 

  • Advanced exploration and drilling
  • Mud logging
  • Mineralogy and lithology inference
  • Chemostratigraphy

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A practical guide to improving mining and mineral operations
A practical guide to improving mining and mineral operations

From mineral analysis to complete bulk weighing monitoring and sampling systems to informatics, discover the latest equipment and technology to help optimize your mining operations, and keep coal, cement, or mineral processing operations running efficiently, safely, and profitably.

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Find the right Niton analyzer for your application
Find the right Niton analyzer for your application

Unsure which Niton analyzer is right for you? Let us help you determine what's right for your business. Browse our interactive selection guide to compare instrument specifications, key features and more!

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