The system was installed by Chrysos and partner Nuctech in mid-November, after which site acceptance testing (SAT) was completed. The final sign-off of its placement took place earlier this month.
The company said the Chrysos PhotonAssay has given MinAnalytical's Kalgoorlie facility double-redundancy. It can also now offer clients a rapid turnaround on up to 100,000 samples every month.
"With NATA [National Association of Testing Authorities] accreditation of the new system expected in the new year, and a fully automated sample preparation solution from Scott Automation incorporated by May, MinAnalytical's Kalgoorlie laboratory represents the cutting edge of gold analysis and reporting," the company said.
Designed for safe, quick and non-destructive ore grade analysis, the PhotonAssay technology was developed by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in Australia.