Mining & Exploration

Mining & Exploration

Vanta™ handheld XRF analyzers provide immediate, on-site elemental measurements for a range of mining and geochemical applications with flexibility across the entire mineral resource cycle:
  • Greenfield and brownfield exploration.
  • Ore grade and process control.
  • Environmental monitoring and remediation / mine closure.
  • Academic/educational research and teaching within the geological/environmental sciences.
Get a rapid return on investment (ROI) with decision-quality geochemical data that’s faster than traditional laboratory techniques. Rapid, accurate decision-making at the exploration stage enables field time to be used more effectively, maximizes exploration budgets, and advances project timeframes.

Vanta analyzers for mining and geochemistry feature software designed in cooperation with industry experts and includes:
  • Integrated GPS for georeferenced exploration and environmental samples.
  • Connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® to send results to base in real time and seamlessly integrate data into third-party software programs. Cloud technology enabled.
  • Onboard spectra viewing to quickly discriminate spectral overlaps.

Durable and Reliable for Any Mining Application in Any Environmen

Vanta handheld XRF provides immediate, on-site elemental measurements for a range of mining and geochemical applications for analysis of a range of mineral deposit types.


Mines and outdoor environments are tough on electronic devices and breakdowns cost time and money. Vanta analyzers are durable for increased uptime and a low cost of ownership.

Every Vanta handheld XRF is IP65 rated to withstand rain, dirt, and dust and are drop tested using U.S. Department of Defense methods (MIL-STD-810G) to help prevent breakages and costly repairs.*

Vanta analyzers can withstand a temperature range of -10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F), so you spend less time waiting for your analyzer to cool, even in hot environments.** The detector shutter on silicon drift detector models helps prevent punctures so you can analyze rough surfaces with confidence.

* M Series analyzers are IP64 rated. 
** With optional fan. The fan assembly is IP56 rated. Operates continuously at 33 °C without the fan.


Vanta analyzers give you the same accurate result every time from your first test to your hundredth test.

The Vanta Series’ proprietary Axon™ technology uses ultra-low-noise electronics enabling higher X-ray counts per second for fast, accurate, and repeatable results.

Axon technology coupled with a new quad-core processor make Vanta analyzers remarkably responsive, pushing the limits of performance so you get the best results in the least amount of time. Axon technology provides remarkable test-to-test and instrument-to-instrument repeatability, so your first test is the same as your last test no matter what instrument you may use.


On-site labs generally take hours or days to provide results. In some mine-site situations, sending fewer samples to the lab can mean huge cost savings.

Vanta analyzer’s easy-to-use interface can be customized with settings useful for specific sites, users, projects, and applications. Geologists can store multiple sample and matrix-specific calibration models for optimal performance depending on the minerals of interest at a specific site.

With integrated GPS, users can pair results with precise GPS coordinates to document and map the location of elements. Combine XRF data, GPS coordinates, and images from the optional 5-megapixel panoramic camera for inclusive archiving and streamlined reporting.
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