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ASD Inc. Enlists United Spectrometer Technologies as Primary Mining Reseller in Southern Africa

May 13, 2013

ASD has expanded its presence in the Southern Africa mining industry with the addition of reseller United Spectrometer Technologies.

TerraSpec Mineral Analyzers on Display at CIM 2013 from May 5-8, 2013 – See ASD for Free

April 30, 2013

We dig the theme of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s (CIM) 2013 Convention in Toronto: "Global Leadership – the Courage to Change."

Take a Closer Look at ASD's Mineral Analyzers at MINExpo 2012

September 03, 2012
In less than a month, the mining world will converge to discuss industry trends, influential companies and the latest technological advancements. Resent production pressures created a demand on mining operators that will require advanced technological solutions to increase their company’s mining yields and profitability.

ASD will display our leading mineral analyzers at MINExpo, Sept. 24-26 in Las Vegas, at booth 22206 in the South Hall. We will demonstrate how our analyzers are well suited for exploration and mining production applications.  

Our durable TerraSpec® 4 mineral analyzers for mining exploration and production have been trusted by mining professionals for years. These analyzers have proven top-rated accuracy, and boast a convenient, portable design.

Visit our booth to learn:

•    How TerraSpec 4 analyzers pair with the powerful TSG Pro™ software for rapid and precise mineralogical analysis

•    How real-time quantitative information derived by our instrumentation solutions help optimize mining production through immediate decisions that improve productivity, reduce costs and increase yields

•    How the  QualitySpec® 7000 over-the-belt analyzer provides instant, non-destructive multiple constituent analysis of swelling clays or problem mineral percentages.
For more information on MINExpo, or to set up a time to talk with an ASD representative during the conference, please feel free to contact us and arrange a meeting.

ASD Expands into One of the Top Mining Countries in the World: Mexico

August 28, 2012

ASD is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mexican instrument reseller Petroservicios Industriales. This partnership expands ASD’s reach further into the Mexican mining market to sell the TerraSpec line of mineral analyzers and the QualitySpec 7000 over-the-conveyor analyzer.

ASD’s Brian Curtiss to Present TerraSpec Applications at 34th IGC in Australia

August 04, 2012

When it comes to mining in today’s economy, it is critical to use resources to their maximum potential. Reflectance spectroscopy has been widely used to help discover new deposits as well as establish ore mineralogical properties during the mine development process.

In his oral presentation, “Rapid Mineralogical Analysis in Support of Mineral Exploration and Mine Development,” Dr. Curtiss will discuss how during any exploration process reflectance spectroscopy can work in concert with a mining instrument like the TerraSpec mineral analyzer to characterize the alteration mineral halos associated with potential new deposits. Useful for mapping, planning and amassing detailed knowledge of ore properties, a mining analyzer can help to accelerate and reduce risks in exploration and mine development.

Deposits often have distinct mineral signatures and the diagnostic process of the TerraSpec mining analyzer helps to identify and characterize the association of these alteration mineral signatures with a specific deposit.

During mine planning, quantitative mineralogical and metallurgical analysis using reflectance spectroscopy is often used to supplement analysis performed by XRD and/or QEMSCAN. The ASD team has worked to develop special and specific calibrations for a variety of minerals that may cause problems in the processing of copper ore. The results are directly applicable for flowsheet development and to determine the economic viability, if any, of a mine site.

Why it’s a Mistake Not to Use Geochemical Pulp Samples

July 23, 2012

They are an excellent sample type for spectral analysis!

By Dr. Sasha Pontual, AusSpec International

ASD’s TerraSpec 4 Mineral Analyzers Ranked Among the Best Mineral Testing Tools

July 05, 2012 recently named ASD’s TerraSpec 4 line of mineral analyzers as one of the mining industry's most innovative technologies for finding deposits and judging their viability. Built for field or laboratory operation, the TerraSpec 4 line of portable and rugged mineral analyzers provide the precision analysis required by today’s mineral exploration and mining operations worldwide.

TerraSpec Mineral Analyzer Used to Detect Uranium in Canada’s Athabasca Basin

June 26, 2012

In the fall of 2011, ASD’s TerraSpec spectrometer was used in research conducted by Uravan Minerals Inc. The research, described in their OR-MATH drill program press release, goes into depth describing how the TerraSpec mineral analyzer was used to systematically scan samples.

Mineral exploration: The misconception that spectral data sets have to be interpreted one “squiggly” spectrum at a time

May 02, 2012

Dr. Paul Gamson and Dr. Sasha Pontual, AusSpec International

Announcing the Perfect Pair for Mineral Exploration: TerraSpec 4 Mineral Analyzer and TSG Pro Mineral Analysis Software

February 28, 2012

ASD is proud to announce our partnership with spectral software solutions company, AusSpec International, to co-market the The Spectral Geologist (TSG) Pro software. The mineral exploration technology of the TerraSpec mineral analyzer coupled with the TSG Pro software proven successful in several applications including mineral analysis for geological sites.

The TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res analyzer provides the highest quality mineralogical data available in a mineral analyzer. The TSG Pro software interprets and manipulates the data from the TerraSpec 4 Hi-Res instrument for the best information possible for mining mineral exploration. Over the past several years approximately 80 percent of TSG Pro spectral software licenses have been sold to TerraSpec mineral analyzer users.

The TSG Pro software offers users accurate and rapid mineral exploration technology to classify critical minerals using high quality spectra data processed by the TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer. TSG also offers a variety of data visualization options and tools for natural mineral interpretation.

Take advantage of the perfect pair for mineral exploration. Get the TerraSpec/TSGS Pro Starter Pack, or learn more about the full set of training packages available.

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