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Measure Accurate Field Reflectance Spectra Under Variable Atmospheric Conditions

February 28, 2017

Do you get frustrated while waiting for the perfect day to collect field spectra?

Oftentimes when taking field measurements, one day it is sunny and the next day it is cloudy. The problem is that this fluctuation throws off your data. In fact, rapidly changing atmospheric conditions poses one of the greatest obstacles to the collection of accurate field-collected reflectance spectra using solar illumination.

Seeing the Unseen:  The Value of Spectral Satellite Imagery

February 24, 2017

As satellite imagery and remote sensing become more and more popular in the realm of earth observation, it can still be confusing to determine how to use or interpret this imagery to solve real problems.

Discover Materials Characterization Solutions from ASD at PITTCON 2017

February 22, 2017

Raw material analysis is critical for a variety of industries, including those represented at the upcoming PITTCON Conference and Expo this March 5 – 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. As many of you know, ensuring the quality of incoming raw materials is a critical first step in most industrial processes. Identification of non-conforming materials prior to processing can improve operational performance and save valuable time. Quality control is equally important during the manufacturing process to produce better quality products which leads to increased profitability.  

ASD at PDAC 2017 - How the TerraSpec® 4 and the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier benefit an exploration program

February 16, 2017

Identifying confusing alteration minerals is critical to speed exploration efforts and for accurate resource evaluation. However, many similar-looking alteration minerals that can help you vector faster to your ore body are very tough to differentiate in the field without time consuming lab work.

ASD and PAS at RIU Explorers 2017 - How ASD's TerraSpec® Halo is a Value Add for Your Organization

February 13, 2017

As the global mining industry outlook rebounds, are you proactively positioning your company to capitalize on your exploration efforts?

Rounding-Up Roundup 2017 And An Update From Customer Chalice Gold

February 08, 2017

ASD had a great time at the AME Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver, Canada this year! ASD was on-site at this event, exhibiting in our booth all four days, 23 January through 26 January. This annual conference typically brings together geoscientists, prospectors, investors and suppliers to share their mining industry ideals. This was a productive event that allowed us to get in front of some of our customers and prospects, round them up (!), and have the opportunity to demo and display our ASD NIR product instruments, TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier and TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res Mineral Spectrometer. Thanks for stopping by to see us, and if we missed you, please consider visiting with us at a future trade show event that ASD will be at in 2017!

Is there / was there life on Mars?

February 06, 2017

Mars, our nearest planetary neighbor, is fascinating. Ongoing studies involving Mars and the Mars landscape may help us answer questions involving the formation of our solar system, our Earth …maybe even the origins of life!

Learn How to Increase Ore Recoveries at SME's 2017 Annual Conference and Expo

February 02, 2017

Are you curious about multivariate modeling and developing advanced calibrations for your mine site? Would you like to have a better understanding of your processes and improved process efficiency? You have an opportunity to do just that!

ASD Instrument Service Provided By Our Regional Service Centers

January 26, 2017

ASD recommends that your instrument be serviced once a year; this will ensure proper functioning of the instrument. To have your instrument serviced once a year is covered under the ASD warranty or the extended warranty (you can learn more about our warranty options here).

2017 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program Winners

January 24, 2017

We are happy to announce the winners of the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program!

The Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program allows students from around the world interested in mining and energy disciplines to submit a research proposal involving spectral mineralogy. Winners will have the opportunity to borrow an ASD field spectrometer at no charge in order to pursue their research endeavors.

This year, we had a number of interesting geologic submissions so it is unfortunate to have to limit the number of winners that we are able to support.

ASD is quite pleased to announce the following seven global 2017 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program winners and their research topics:

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