The Western Regional Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah says photon assay technology will revolutionize the way we analyze and evaluate mineral samples, contributing to the overall growth and development of the mining sector in Ghana.
Based on research, Photon Assay Technology is a chemical-free and non-destructive method that precisely measures gold concentrations in samples. By subjecting samples to high-energy x-rays, this innovative technology excites atomic nuclei, resulting in faster, safer, and environmentally friendly analysis of gold.
The Regional Minister was speaking at the launch of the photon assay technology at Intertek Minerals Limited Laboratory in Tarkwa in the Western Region.
He said the implementation of Photon Assay services at the Tarkwa laboratory showcases Intertek’s dedication to investing in advanced technology to consistently enhance quality, sustainability, safety, efficiency, and value for its clients.
The Minister said it is evident that Intertek Minerals Ltd. is fully committed to supporting the mining and exploration industry in West Africa.
He added that the launch of Photon Assay Technology marks a significant milestone in the journey toward total quality assurance and encouraged all to seize this opportunity to explore the capabilities of Photon Assay Technology and gain a deeper understanding of its potential impact on the mining industry.