Analytik announces the TerraSpec Halo Vis-NIR mineral identifier is now available in the UK and Ireland

The TerraSpec Halo portable Vis-NIR spectrometer for minerals analysis*EDIT* Please note that this instrument has been discontinued by the manufacturer therefore is no longer available.

Cambridge, UK, 29th April, 2014: Analytik, leading suppliers of innovative analytical instrumentation, are pleased to announce the availability of the TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier from PANalytical Boulder (formerly ASD Inc).

Analytik has announced the UK and Ireland release of the TerraSpec Halo, a lightweight, portable, full range near-infrared spectrometer designed to revolutionise the mineral exploration process. With a simple push of a button, the TerraSpec Halo delivers mineralogy results in a matter of seconds, a rapid method to identify minerals and decrease associated exploration costs.

The rugged TerraSpec Halo produces fast and accurate results displayed immediately on the instrument, for the field or mine geologist requiring non-destructive contact measurements. Easy to use and with settings for non-geologists; the TerraSpec Halo provides mineralogy information for quick confirmation sampling at the mine and to direct field or drilling programs on the fly. There is no need to download data into third party software to see ID results as the instrument has already an extensive built-in mineral identification library.

Spectral analysis of minerals has never been so simple! The TerraSpec Halo is a full-range NIR spectrometer measuring the visible and short wave infrared regions (350-2500 nm) and includes on-board GPS, an audio recorder and internal references to allow for easy operation. It also features proprietary, state-of-the-art mineral identification software for fast data capture in the field and easy data management back in the lab or core shack. The extensive reference library can be customised for your deposit or deposit type to further improve measurement accuracy and speed. A custom-designed holster comes with the instrument for easy use in the field. The Halo is an all-in-one device; simply point, shoot and see the mineral results.


  • Mineral/Energy Exploration
  • Alteration Mapping
  • Greenfields/Brownfields Exploration
  • Outcrop
  • Hand Samples
  • Drill Cuttings
  • Core Logging
  • Clay Species Analysis
  • Excavation Wall Confirmation


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