As recently reported by Australia's Mining Monthly, Chrysos' PhotonAssay technology operating at MinAnalytical Laboratory Services' Perth facility has recently received NATA accreditation. The certification, issued by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia, indicates that the system and associated procedures are compliant with ISO/IEC 17025 and are suitable for measuring gold in mineral ores. The accreditation [...]
Mr Charlie Day, CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia, officially launched Chrysos' first PhotonAssay unit in Perth. Based on technology originally developed by the CSIRO, PhotonAssay provides rapid, accurate and automated analysis of gold in mineral ores, with the potential for other metals down the track. The launch recognised the successful commissioning [...]
We are pleased to announce that factory testing and commissioning of our first PhotonAssay unit was successfully completed in early January 2018. Running at full design capacity of 72 samples per hour, the PA1408X system ran through more than 1600 samples, including a large number of certified reference materials and ores from mines around the [...]
Read about the latest developments in Chrysos' PhotonAssay technology in Resource Global Network.
A technical paper describing Chrysos' PhotonAssay technology has been published in the journal "Applied Radiation and Isotopes". Entitled "Improving the sensitivity and accuracy of gamma activation analysis for the rapid determination of gold in mineral ores", the paper presents detailed performance results obtained during the technology development phase. The paper can be accessed at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.12.057. [...]
Chrysos is officially underway with announcements released today by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and by CSIRO. Minister Hunt's announcement lauds the benefits of Australian innovation being brought to market by a new Australian company. CSIRO's release focuses on the benefits delivered to industry by the new PhotonAssay [...]
Listen to the inventor of Chrysos’ technology describe the use of X-rays to analyse gold in radio interviews on the ABC PM program (transcript available here) and 2SER (107.3 FM) Dr Tickner describes gamma activation analysis – the physical basis of the PhotonAssay technology – and its applications to mining in an essay on The [...]