NextOre has completed assembly and factory testing of a world first MR truck analyser. The unit, measuring 7m in diameter and designed to be suspended 10 meters over 180-tonne trucks, has been sold to its first customer and will be dispatched to a large copper mine overseas in March. The analyser will be used to detect copper as chalcopyrite.

The truck analyser will be used to enable real-time, quantitative mine control, detecting the quality of ore carried in trucks as it is mined, eliminating both accidental losses of valuable minerals to waste and the processing of barren material.

In addition to improving the efficiency of metal production from copper mines, this enables significant reductions in fuel, water, electricity and chemical consumption while also reducing the quantity of wet tailings produced for each tonne of copper.

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