Geology and Mining

Nearly everything we touch in our modern-day work and home environments ultimately comes from the Earth's resources, either from agriculture, oil or gas, or mining industries. These natural resources aren't infinite. However, population growth, global urbanization and an ever-growing appetite for technology, continue to increase the pressure on resource extraction, which in turn drive the importance of innovation in the mining and metals industry.

Mining companies, academic institutions and contract testing labs must employ testing solutions for geology and mining to meet the analytical challenges of assessing the quality of raw materials, monitoring the effectiveness of any beneficiation steps along the value chain, as well as providing process and wastewater control at high sample throughput and fast turnaround times. Mistakes in accuracy are costly, leading to the loss of revenue, loss of reputation and loss of market share. Due to the often harsh and corrosive nature of the materials tested, laboratories need solutions that are reliable and rugged, while also being easy to adopt and use.

PerkinElmer's advanced testing solutions for geology and mining and all steps of exploration, metals testing, and gemology analyses, enable you to achieve robust, reliable measurements for an efficient and profitable mining operation or testing lab.

Geology & Exploration

Exploration studies are complex and have numerous stages that include sample testing steps that are crucial to understanding if a mining operation is economically viable and sustainable. Mining companies, geologists and analytical testing labs count on us to deliver reliable and cost-effective analytical testing solutions to enable comprehensive mining site decisions.

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Sample Preparation & Automation

Sample preparation is the first step to processing geochemistry or mining samples. It’s also one of the most time-consuming and challenging steps in the element analysis process. Preparing your sample efficiently without human error will affect the success of all downstream testing processes.

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Ores, Alloys & Metals Testing

Each step of the mining process requires fast and accurate element or multi-element sample testing to ensure the quality of the materials you are bringing to the market. Mining ores, alloys or metals, using underground, pit mining, placer, or in-situ mining, can generate large sample volumes that require fast, rugged and reliable solutions to stay up and running sample after sample.

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Mining companies, gemological and contract labs are challenged with accurately identifying gemstones and characterizing the quality, geographic origin and treatments of gemstones, but there are many challenges to overcome. Natural, enhanced and synthetic, the analytical solutions help you to derive the data you need to be successful.

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Explore Our Solutions

Atomic Spectroscopy Instruments

If you're looking for world-leading AA, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, or mercury analysis systems, you've come to the right place. Tens of thousands of installations worldwi ...

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Molecular Spectroscopy Instruments

Characterize advanced complex materials on any budget. Our comprehensive portfolio of analytical solutions has the ideal molecular spectroscopy instruments for ...

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Thermal Analysis Instruments

Improve accuracy, sensitivity, and performance in thermal analysis using our comprehensive portfolio of instruments. Our wide selection of precision designed ac ...

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Introduce samples faster and more efficiently than you can with manual insertion. An autosampler is a great addition to any ICP-MS, ICP-OES, or other laboratory ...

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Sample Preparation Systems

Studies report that sample preparation can represent up to 60% of a laboratory technician's time and is one of the principal sources of error. Sample preparatio ...

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Partner with us and give your laboratory the benefits of cutting-edge instrumentation, consistently excellent consumables and the industry’s largest, most trust ...

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PerkinElmer’s Informatics solutions empower customers to gain critical insights from data analytics, accelerating informed decisions. Unify data and fast-track ...

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Laboratory Services

Today’s scientific lab leaders are facing new pressures and demands to continue to innovate while looking for more lab productivity. With tighter deadlines, inc ...

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Featured Products in Geology & Mining

NexION 2000B ICP Mass Spectrometer

PerkinElmer’s NexION® 2000 is the most versatile ICP-MS on the market, featuring an array of unique technologies that combine to deliver the highest performance ...

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Spectrum Two N FT-NIR Spectrometer

The Spectrum Two N™ is a high-performance, yet robust and transportable FT-NIR system platform enabling simple, reliable NIR analyses. It’s the perfect system f ...

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Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

Easy to use, powerful, compact and robust – Spectrum Two™ is the FT-IR spectrometer of choice for everyone, everywhere. With fully integrated, robust universal ...

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PinAAcle 900H Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle™ 900H is a combined flame/furnace system with continuum source bac ...

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PinAAcle 900F Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

For laboratories needing a high-performance flame atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer, the PinAAcle™ 900F is a flame-only system with a true double-beam design ...

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Spotlight 400N FT-NIR Imaging System

Spotlight™ IR microscope systems are designed to meet the challenges of an expanding laboratory by generating high-quality, reproducible data from a variety of ...

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