The gold content of mineral samples cannot be detected in the field, costing explorers time, money and productivity.

DetectORE team members

DetectORE team members  ©CSIRO, Karl Schwerdtfeger

Currently, samples are collected, packaged, transported and analysed for gold in a distant chemical laboratory – a procedure that can take weeks to months. In contrast, our detectORE technology delivers a simple, cost-effective real time solution for detecting gold in remote locations, transforming the current workflow. Geologists will now be able to sample, analyse and generate ‘real time’ results, giving them the ability to modify work plans ‘on the fly’ and in the process efficiently manage people, equipment, time and costs.

Lead Institute

CSIRO, Mineral Resources


  • Melvyn Lintern
  • Wayne Robertson
  • Cathy Chen
  • Andrew Rodger
detectORE: Finding Gold Faster

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