TerraSpec Near Infrared – Shortwave Infrared (NIR-SWIR) Spectrometer


TerraSpec Near Infrared - Shortwave Infrared (NIR-SWIR) Spectrometer
ASD Inc.
TerraSpec 2

Portable infrared spectrometer for non-destructive real-time mineral identification.

TerraSpec 2 instrument equipped with mug lite and fibre optic wand for real time determination of hydrous and carbonate minerals in geological samples. Lab also contains The Spectral Geologist software (v.7.1) for identification of minerals and quantitative evaluation of absorption spectra. The instrument is routinely utilized for hydrothermal alteration mineral mapping and distribution, and distribution of clay minerals in geological materials.


Research Facility

MUN PXRF-NIR/SWIR-Microscopy Lab
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Lab is equipped with an Innov-X X5000 benchtop portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) spectrometer, TerraSpec 2 near infrared-shortwave infrared (NIR-SWIR) portable spectrometer, and Nikon LV100 and AZ-100 petrographic microscopes. the pXRF and NIR-SWIR spectrometers allow real-time, non-destructive geochemical and mineralogical analysis of materials. Microscopic instruments are traditional instruments for non-destructive geological material characterization, mineral and mineral textural identification. 

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Education
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries

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Date submitted: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 1:25 PM
Date updated: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 1:25 PM

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