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Sonic Drilling coupled with Automated Mineralogy and chemistry On-Line-On-Mine-Real-Time

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EC-Contrib. €






 SOLSA project word cloud

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Project "SOLSA" data sheet

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Organization address
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015
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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 9˙775˙488 €
 EC max contribution 9˙775˙488 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5.3. (Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials)
 Code Call H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2020-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ERAMET SA FR (PARIS 15) coordinator 1˙877˙601.00
2    EIJKELKAMP SONICSAMPDRILL BV NL (GIESBEEK) participant 1˙887˙500.00
3    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO IT (TRENTO) participant 1˙465˙276.00
5    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA IT (VERONA) participant 972˙695.00
6    INEL S.A.S FR (ARTENAY) participant 934˙900.00
7    VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS LT (VILNIUS) participant 601˙107.00
9    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) participant 272˙500.00


 Project objective

'SOLSA is the first automated expert system for on-site cores analysis. With access to data on-line, great savings are expected on the number of drill holes, the accuracy of geo-models and economic evaluation of ore reserves. SOLSA responds perfectly to the need for 'New sustainable exploration technologies and geo-models' of SC5-11d-2015. The objective is to “develop new or improved highly efficient and cost-effective, sustainable exploration technologies”. It includes (1) integrated drilling optimized to operate in the difficult lateritic environment with the challenge of a mixture of hard and soft rocks, extensible also to other ore types, (2) fully automated scanner and phase identification analyser and software, usable as well in other sectors. SOLSA combines for the first time the non-destructive sensors X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, vibrational spectroscopies, 3D and hyperspectral imaging along the drill core. For that purpose, SOLSA will develop innovative, user-friendly and intelligent software, at the TRL 4-6 levels. To minimize the risk and capitalize on the newest technologies, the subsystems for the hardware, will be selected on the market of miniaturized sensors. To align SOLSA to the industrial needs and to guarantee market uptake at the end of the project, the SOLSA multidisciplinary consortium includes an end-user (ERAMET) with mining and commercial activities in laterite ores, the case study selected for the project. Industrially driven, the consortium is composed of LE, SMEs and academic experts (ERAMET (PI), F; SSD, NL; BRGM, F; INEL, F; Univ. Vilnius, Lt; CNRS-CRISMAT, F; Univ. Trento, I; Univ. Verona, I; TU Delft, NL) covering exploration, database management, instrumentation and software development, drilling rigs, analytical prototypes and marketing strategies. SOLSA is expected to revolutionize exploration and push Europe in front, by reducing the exploration time at ≈ 50%, the analysis time from 3 - 6 months to real-time and thus the environmental footprint.'


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Fei Long,a Robert A. Nicholls,a Paul Emsley,a Saulius Gražulis,b Andrius Merkys,b Antanas Vaitkusb and Garib N. Murshudova*
Validation and extraction of molecular-geometry information from small-molecule databases
published pages: 103-111, ISSN: 2059-7983, DOI:
Acta Crystallographica section D 73 February 2017 2020-03-20
2017 M. Dalm, M.W.N. Buxton, F.J.A. van Ruitenbeek
Discriminating ore and waste in a porphyry copper deposit using short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imagery
published pages: 1-78, ISSN: 0892-6875, DOI:
Minerals Engineering 105, May 2017 2020-03-20

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