Portable XRF Services team has extensive experience in exploration, mineralogy and geochemisty. Our team is focused on identifying opportunities where the implementation of portable analytical devices can make processes more efficient and cost-effective.

The diverse skill sets that our team possess ensure our clients are provided with flexible and successful solutions. These solutions can be realised through education and training, establishment and implementation of standard operating procedures, data management and interpretation.

Our background in geochemistry and mineralogy allows us to provide solutions that combine multiple data sources to provide enhanced data capture and interpretation for a variety of mineralising systems.

Consulting we offer:

NIR Advanced Spectral Interpretation

Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy using the TerraSpec 4 ASD is a widely used exploration tool to provide a simple and rapid means of identifying mineral zonation for a number of mineral deposits at the regional and prospect scale.


The Al-OH absorption feature shifts to higher wavelengths towards Au mineralisation at the Tropicana gold deposit (Modified from Doyle, 2007).

Many minerals are stable over limited temperature and pH ranges, and their distribution and variable spectral features (e.g. composition, crystallinity) allow for reconstruction of the thermal, geochemical environment to develop exploration models to vector towards mineralisation.

Consulting services provided

  • Quality assurance and control of your spectral database
  • Exploration models and vectors towards mineralisation for many ore deposit styles
    • Mineral mapping
    • Extraction of key spectral features
    • Filtering dataset for primary features (e.g. removing weathering overprint)
  • Expertise in detecting primary alteration signatures in soils
  • Linking major and trace element geochemistry with spectral results
  • Value adding results presented in Leapfrog and MapInfo

Orientation Studies

Orientation studies are a crucial part of maximizing value from your pXRF instrument.

We can carry out an orientation study to determine which instrument, mode and settings best suit your needs for the elements and ranges you require. Alternatively if you already have an instrument, we can help you optimise its use for your project.

We can help you determine how various elements are likely to perform for your particular situation and identify any potential elemental interferences you may come across. If you have yet to determine pathfinder elements and indicators of alteration we can review any of your existing data and provide information on suitable elements to measure with pXRF.

Following on from the orientation study, pXRF Services can develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) specific to your project and the instruments you intend to use.


In line with developing standard operating procedures, Portable XRF Services can help implement QAQC protocols and if required monitor and validate your data remotely.

Standard Operating Procedures

Portable XRF Services can work with you to develop an appropriate workflow for your project and provide a simple and easy to follow standard operating procedure (SOP). The SOP’s include; instrument settings and measurement times, when and what QC samples to analyse, data validation and quality control measures. Our staff are available to visit your site, educate your team and help implement the workflows.


Portable XRF Services provide a range of data interpretation services including:

• Exploration models and vectors towards mineralisation for many ore deposit styles
• Expertise in detecting alteration signatures
• Linking major and trace element geochemistry
• Value adding results presented a range of industry softwares including; ioGAS, Leapfrog and MapInfo
• Combined pXRF and NIR data interpretation