Geochemistry is a cost-effective way to do mineral exploration. New and old techniques are both used depending on the geological environment and target area. Careful planning and identification of the sampling material are key aspects in a successful geochemical survey. Palsatech can handle the whole project from planning to execution or you can choose any individual service to meet your needs.
Our Geochemical Services:
Palsatech’s Heavy Mineral Method:
Heavy mineral samples are pre-concentrated with Knelson-device
After micropanning the samples are studied with stereomicroscope
The heavy mineral method is proven to be a more sensitive and reliable method for analysing gold from overburden samples than conventional geochemistry. Palsatech’s method is capable of concentrating and studying the silt sized gold and PGM grains found in till samples.
Teemu Lundgren has done his Master Thesis on the characteristics of gold grains in till in Karasjok Greenstone Belt. You can find his Master Thesis here (in Finnish)
Gold grain size distribution in till samples in Karasjok Greenstone Belt (Teemu Lundgren 2015).
Understanding the anomalies is important for future exploration.
Contact: Hannu Ahola
Since 2016, Palsatech Ltd. has been designing and implementing a new generation of drill core logging table modules. The design of the tables is the company's own production, manufacturing is partly implemented under subcontracting.
"I have worked in the core logging processing almost 20 years, and several times I've been thinking about what partitions should be developed that it would serve to the users in the best possible way. Safety and health runs the idea of the center, because work ergonomics is major risk of sample process. In addition, we wanted notice flexible use of workspace , saving space and making work more efficient "says Mika Alasuutari, Managing Director of the company.
The company has implemented several projects and is currently ongoing large units for LKAB's mines in Malmberg and Kiruna in Sweden.
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Palsatech and TerraCore have joined forces in order to offer the possibility to study core samples with modern hyperspectral imaging techniques.
‘We discussed with TerraCore and together decided to co-operate as this is a clear win-win situation for all. Meaning the two companies and all our clients. We already have a significant amount of drillcore in our storage facilities, which then can be easily transferred to our research facility to perform the imaging. First projects have already been done and hopefully there is a lot more to come. The technique has been known for a while and finally we have it available in Kemi. We think this will be a part of standard drill core logging procedure in the future’, says Hannu Ahola, Chief Geologist of Palsatech.
First drill core boxes being imaged in PalsaCenter with TerraCore’s SisuRock -device (VNIR-SWIR-LWIR-RGB)