Gold mining companies use FEI's Automated Mineralogy Solutions to quantify the proportion of recoverable gold versus refractory gold (not recoverable) in precious metal ores. Learn More »
Concentration of copper, lead, zinc, and nickel ores is possible because the metal of interest generally occurs as a sulphide mineral disseminated in non-sulphide gangue, and uses a process known as froth flotation. Learn More »
In many iron ore operations, the majority of the ore has high value (lump) and can be extracted with little or no fines (low value), and simply needs to be mined and shipped to the customer. Learn More »
Heavy mineral deposits are found as naturally liberated mineral grains, and therefore no comminution is required, just physical separation, to process them. Learn More »
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provide a representative workflow for identifying key areas of interest.
Dr. Hanna Horsch, Quantitative Mineralogy Manager at Hazen Research, reports on how QEMSCAN, powered by new features in the iExplorer 5.2 spectral analysis engine, made it possible to map the distribution of uranium bearing phases in complex fractures and hydrothermal veins within Precambrian basement rock.