GERDA – Geochemical Research and Documentation Assistant – is an automated unit based on CNC table and portable XRF analyzer setup.

The GERDA can be used for:

  • assaying drill core right in core boxes;
  • assaying stream sediment / soil samples in field bags;
  • assaying RAB, RC drilling chip samples;
  • determination of gold mineralization in crushed rock/drill core samples utilising NEFFA method;
  • assaying any 2D flat objects like paintings and etc..
  • remote control via VPN.
Drill core assay
Soil samples at GeRDA
Soil samples at GeRDA

The GERDA includes:

  • CNC table WorkBee;
  • high – resolution USB camera Baumer VCXU 65C.R ;
  • XRF analyzer Olympus Vanta (sold separately as agreed with the Customer);
  • control module based on Raspberry Pi3;
  • software for research planning ;
  • software for results visualization and research data processing.


  • in cooperation with Lab127 Team developed and designed GERDA
  • produces and offers GERDA units;
  • installs units on customer’s site;
  • trains customer’s personnel;
  • provides full technical support and warranty.

GERDA in Olympus’ official BLOG

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