Main fields of application are in Mining, Exploration, Oceanography, Limnology, Paleoclimatology, Geology, Sedimentology, Environmental Science, Dendrochronology, Dendrochemistry and Environmental Forensics.


The Itrax instruments can be used for scanning of mineral and bedrock drill cores, sediment cores, and wood radial cores. The scanning provides data on the bulk composition, as well as element distribution of other elements all the way down to the trace level.

Drill core scanning includes XRF scanning along rock drill cores for core logging and chemical stratigraphy, as well as determination of element composition in mineral cores for metals like Al, Fe, Cu, Au, U, REE, Platinum Group Elements and many more elements, as used in exploration and production for the mining industry. Click on the Mining and Exploration button under Applications for more information.

Scanning of split sediment cores apply to e.g. deep sea exploration, paleoclimatic reconstructions, and oceanography. Follow the Paleoclimatology link under Applications for more information about this.

Wood density is a field of application where density images are used to determine parameters like year ring width and maximum density in each year ring. Follow the Wood Examinations link for more information about wood applications.

XRF scanning of wood and sediments are also starting to find applications in environmental research and environmental forensics.

You can read more about the different applications in the Applications submenu