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  • Labeled sample jars on a conveyor are fed into a PhotonAssay analysis unit.

    Major endorsement of PhotonAssay tech

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 8, 2023

    Barrick puts in an order for up to 13 PhotonAssay units to be installed at its gold mines on four continents. In a major endorsement of Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay as a faster, safer, and more accurate technology for gold analysis, Barrick Gold Corp. is ordering up to 13 new units for delivery to its mine sites on four continents. "Barrick's global adoption of our technology is a watershed moment for us, underlining PhotonAssay's superiority to outdated and hazardous fire...

  • Chrysos PhotonAssay is being used at mine sites and in mineral assay labs.

    MSALABS expands PhotonAssay business

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    To meet the growing demand from mining companies eager for a technology capable of clearing the backlog of mineral samples stacked up at assay labs, MSALABS now plans to deploy 21 Chrysos PhotonAssay units around the globe by 2025. "Over the past year, we have seen very strong demand for Chrysos PhotonAssay, and we expect this interest to continue to grow as our global mining customers not only gain confidence in its accuracy and reliability, but also benefit from the... Full story

  • Chrysos PhotoAssay New Found Gold Newfoundland Queensway Australia CSIRO

    New Found turns to PhotonAssay tech

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Looking for speedier and more accurate assays from drilling at its Queensway gold project in Newfoundland, New Found Gold Corp. is shipping its samples to Australia for analysis with Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay technology. While shipping samples all the way from eastern Canada to Western Australia may not seem like the fastest way to get results back from drilling, the backlog at assay laboratories in North America this year has mineral exploration companies waiting months to...

  • Chrysos PhotonAssay CSIRO X-ray gold analysis Australia Intertek MSALABS

    PhotonAssay analyzes over 1M samples

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Safer, faster, more accurate and environmentally sound than the centuries-old fire assay process, Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay is rapidly becoming the gold assay technology of choice at mines and laboratories around the globe. As a testament to its rise to prominence, the number of samples analyzed with this ground-breaking technology has now topped 1 million. "Demand for PhotonAssay has grown over the last year and further accelerated in the last six months as more miners and...

  • Kinetic Logging Services Epiroc OreSight FastGrade Meglab MineRP Orica

    Epiroc purchases fast assay tech company

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Global mining equipment and technology supplier Epiroc is making another acquisition in its buying spree of mining tech companies, this time with an Australian mining and logging company and its cutting-edge assay service. Following the trend of purchases that include Meglab, a Canadian-based company that specializes in providing electrification infrastructure to mines, to MineRP, a decades-old software provider for digital mine integration, to collaborations such as those...

  • Chrysos PhotonAssay Minerals Global Centre of Excellence Australia analyzing

    Photon gold assays gain wider endorsement

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Mining and quality assurance companies are increasingly embracing Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay as a more accurate, faster, safer, and environmentally sound means of analyzing samples for gold, silver, and complementary elements. Hitting samples with high-energy X-rays, Chrysos PhotonAssay causes excitation of atomic nuclei allowing enhanced analysis of gold, silver, and complementary elements in as little as two minutes. This offers the ability to carry out assays at the mine...

  • rapid xray gold silver assay technology that measures photons

    Rapid gold assay tech puts the heat on fire

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    What if a mining company could find out how much gold is in a sample by simply crushing it, putting it in a jar and zapping it with x-ray? Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay is able to do just that. Hitting samples with high-energy X-rays, Chrysos PhotonAssay causes excitation of atomic nuclei allowing enhanced analysis of gold, silver, and complementary elements in as little as two minutes. This provides the ability to carry out mine site and laboratory assays without the need for...