Determining a Gold's unique DNA

Among other data, we collect the elemental composition of the extracted material using handheld rapid XRF devices. Such devices measure the percentual presence of elements in a sample using X-rays. They take around 30 seconds to complete. Yes, we go into the mines.

Checkpoint 1: Mine veins

The first checkpoint is the raw mine material to be mined. This can be plain ore veins and host rock outcrops

Checkpoint 2: Mid-processed grinded material

The second checkpoint is the material after physical processing: crushing and grinding. The material is somewhat homogenized and delivers important statistical data about the elemental composition of the mine geological units.

Checkpoint 3: Mid-processed solution

The third checkpoint is the material after chemical processing, in which the chemical composition is modified. This data allows transparency on chemical alteration of the material composition. In short: Has undocumented material been added or removed?

Checkpoint 4: Doré

Collecting data of the doré bars right off the furnace allows validation of delivered material at refinery. Refineries usually analyse the received doré using the same method. This allows direct verification of the doré sent and received.

Checkpoint 5: Refinery

We found a way to relate the mine vein to the doré, once a mine is profiled by us!

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We work in close collaboration with refineries to fit the analysed data chain directly into their laboratory measurements.