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 of the first installation of the new technology, and was attended by senior representatives of Ausdrill, CSIRO, Chrysos and partner companies.

Ausdrill’s Andrew Broad announced that MinAnalytical will also take the next two PhotonAssay units, opening a new analysis facility in Kalgoorlie in 2019. Coupled with automated sample preparation equipment, the Kalgoorlie site will be able of rapidly assaying up to 1 million samples per year.

A brief video explaining the PhotonAssay technology and benefits is available.