Last week, we talked about how companies use it all around the world, in different mining applications. Now, we take the Autosampler underground.
The IMA Autosampler drill cuttings sampling, splitting and bagging device has found a new application in underground mining drill.
Underground blast and sampling holes are drilled with water flushing in which the material that comes out of the hole contains typically 90% water and 10% rock cuttings.
The first challenge is how to get a representative sample of that slurry because the high water content makes it difficult to collect the cutting and the water tends to segregate cuttings.