Turning a mineral exploration drill rig working in a remote, often hostile environment, into a ‘smart probe’ or platform capable of performing the type of high-quality sample analysis normally done in controlled lab conditions – much faster – might sound like a pipedream or something, at least, found in the high-stakes oil search game, or space research. But it’s “closer than you think”, a Mining Journal webcast has heard.

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Source: Mining Journal
20 Jan, 2015