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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?

Visit With ASD At The AME Roundup 2017 Show!

January 12, 2017

Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017 is a conference bringing together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners to share ideas from every aspect of the industry with the goal of helping to shape the future of mineral exploration and development.  

3 Reasons to Visit ASD at the AGU Fall Meeting 2016

December 02, 2016


This year’s annual AGU® Fall Meeting, to be held December 12-16 in San Francisco, California, has an expected attendance of 24,000! The event will host many of the world's most respected Earth and space scientists, and showcase the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field. ASD is excited to be a part of this year’s event, participating with both a booth (#219) and a demo suite (MR1); ASD will be in the Exhibit Hall demonstrating the use of our FieldSpec® 4 and TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier instruments.

Visit ASD at the MINExpo International® 2016 Show!

September 20, 2016


MINExpo® is a mining technology show held every four years, representing all major mining regions of the world.  

On September 26-28, ASD will be attending and exhibiting at the MINExpo 2016 show in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Please come engage with our experts on the show floor, and visit with us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 26244!

ASD’s TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier will be on display at our booth and ASD Technical Representatives will be available to showcase and demonstrate how this full-range NIR spectrometer works. For exploration and mine geologists, the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier is an all-in-one mineral analysis system that allows you to immediately identify alteration minerals with a simple pull of a trigger for faster delineation of alteration, speedier core logging and quick confirmation of ore mineralogy.

We hope to meet you there!


If you would like to schedule an appointment with an ASD representative at the MINExpo, click below!

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And now, a round of applause for our 2016 Students in Mining and Energy awardees!

June 07, 2016

Four students were selected from a group of applicants for inclusion in the 2016 Students in Mining and Energy TerraSpec Instrument Program.

Two students will be granted the temporary use of a TerraSpec® 4 Hi-Res mineral spectrometer system, which includes The Spectral Geologist (TSG®) Pro mineral analysis software. The other two students will receive temporary use of the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier, the all-in-one mineral analysis system that allows you to immediately identify alteration minerals with a simple pull of a trigger.

Join us in Phoenix for the 2016 SME Annual Conference & Expo

February 04, 2016

Visit us at the 2016 SME Annual Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona (booth # 1461) and check out our latest mining solutions, including the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier.

Dates: February 21- 24, 2016

Location: Booth # 1461
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ USA

While at SME, join the manager of our SummitCAL Solutions Team Dan Shiley at the "Mining & Exploration: Management: Research: Innovations in Mine Operations" session.

Calling all mining, energy or geology graduate students!

November 03, 2015

The 2016 Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program deadline is November 16! 

All graduate students conducting mining, geology, energy or geothermal related research are encouraged to submit their proposals for the 2016 Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program by November 16.

How does mineralogy affect comminution?

October 20, 2015

Near infrared (NIR) mineralogy is a commonly used tool used by geometallurgists to improve ore recovery in leaching and floation activities. However, it can also be used earlier in the mineral recovery process to optimize comminution. Stacey Leichliter examines how NIR mineralogy can be used to better control costs and possibly increase recovery by using NIR mineralogy to optimize the comminution circuit.  

TerraSpec mineral analyzers are everywhere - an update from SEG 2015

September 29, 2015

The SEG 2015 conference is underway in Hobart, Tasmania. This joint SEG-CODES Conference has included key presentations from leaders in research and industry on the discovery of world-class ore deposits, their geology and the recovery of metals from ores, and has covered the issues and controversies that affect exploration. With all of these presentations, posters and exhibitors it has been easy to spot the TerraSpec line of mining instrumentation.

Cassady Harraden in her general session talk today titled "Delineation of geometallurgical domains in the Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Alaska," described 'extensive application' of the TerraSpec to define four additional alteration zones (for a total of six alteration types) by describing and mapping subtle shifts in Al-OH features. At Pebble, alteration is the key to metal occurrence and variability. This TerraSpec data was used to define the 3-D alteration model and geometallurgical delineation which then optimizes mine plans, enhances project value and minimizes economic risk.

Also at SEG, 2015 Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program participant Heta Lampinen presented her poster

Hot ‘n High! The TerraSpec Halo visits extreme temperatures

June 26, 2015

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