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Use and Calibration of portable X-Ray fluorescence analysers: case studies from komatiite-hosted nickel-sulphide deposits of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia.

12th International Ni-Cu-(PGE) Symposium, Guiyang, China (Abstract)

Stefano Caruso, Steven J. Barnes, L. Fisher, Marco L. FIORENTINI, Margaux Le Vaillant

Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) analysers represent very powerful tools for the exploration and mining industry. This simple, inexpensive and fast way of analysing cuttings and drill core has become widely used. However, it is essential to consider whether the precision and the accuracy of the method are sufficient for specific applications.