Geotek MSCL-S

MSCL-S standard multisensor core scanner

Analyzing cores with the Geotek MSCL series is a key step in many geological applications, such as paleoclimatic studies, mineral, oil and gas exploration, geometallurgy, and geotechnics. The operation of the MSCL-S involves automatically moving the core simultaneously under a wide variety of geophysical and geochemical sensors integrated into a single set. The data is recorded with depth information in the well. The advantage of multi-parameter scanning is the ability to analyze correlations between parameters on consistent data sets and graphs, which facilitates the acquisition of additional information about core lithology.

It is possible to scan whole or cut sediment cores, even unconsolidated ones, and whole or cut rock cores in tubes, or in bulk. Depending on your needs, measurements can be taken at preset distances from 1 to 100 mm, with position accuracy of more than 0.1 mm. You can also expand your existing set with a new sensor if needed.

Sensors available from BoxScan:

  • Ultra-high-resolution RGB linear color camera with automatic focus and exposure, dedicated white light and UV lighting;
  • Spectrophotometer for quantitative color measurement (RGB and Munsell system);
  • A near-infrared spectrometer or hyperspectral camera for mineral identification in the VNIR and SWIR spectral range;
  • Olympus Vanta XRF X-ray fluorescence analyzer or Geotek helium flushed XRF for chemical analysis;
  • Loop and point sensors of magnetic susceptibility;
  • Linear laser scanner for detailed registration of core topography (e.g., fracture angles) and acquisition of information on geotechnical parameters;
  • Measurement of the speed of sound (P-wave) using piston or roller transducers;
  • Non-contact electrical resistivity measurement for saturated sediments;
  • Determination of porosity and density with a small gamma-ray source of Cs-137;
  • Measurement of total and spectral natural gamma radioactivity.