Gamma Spectrometry

The Gamma spectrometry is a technique that measures the intensity of the radiation emitted by the elements U, K and Th found in the rocks. This method is broadly used in geological mapping, since different rocks can be recognized by their radioactive signatures, and also it can be applied in the direct mineral prospecting of radioactive minerals, and indirect for metallic sulfides, considering the relation between mineralized zones associated to processes of hydrothermal changing and irregular unbalance of the elements U, K and Th.

The information is processed using specialized software and the results are presented as maps and profiles to all three elements Uranium, Potassium and Thorium, as well as for the Total Counting and for the reasoning between these elements (U/Th, Th/K, U/K, K.U/Th).

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