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ZEISS launches automated mineralogy solution for mining industry

first_imgJena, Germany-based ZEISS has launched the Mineralogic Mining solution to deliver automated quantitative petrological analysis. It will provide “fully quantitative evaluation during mineral exploration, ore characterisation, process optimisation and tailings-control processes. The new solution will enable the mining industry to maximise the recovery of natural resources in the most environmentally sustainable manner.” ZEISS Mineralogic Mining combines a mineral analysis engine with a scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive spectrometers to provide automated analysis, rapid reports and high resolution EDS maps.ZEISS Mineralogic Mining also brings to the natural resources market a unique ability to tailor sample analysis workflows. “The accuracy of mineral classifications are second-to-none thanks to the ability to choose between four different mineral classification techniques.” A full suite of image processing functions are also available to enable better discrimination between elements with similar average atomic weight such as coal and iron ore.High productivity and throughput are essential for the mining industry and ZEISS states that using Mineralogic Mining sample runs are quick and easy to setup and minerals are measured and classified in real-time with no need for post processing of data. Chemical assay data is measured, not inferred, allowing improved assay reconciliation and elemental deportment quantification. Dr Ben Tordoff, Mining Segment Manager for ZEISS explains: “The launch of ZEISS Mineralogic Mining marks an important return to the mining sector for ZEISS. This sophisticated tool brings new technology to mining which requires minimal user input to generate exactly the information that is needed to make the right process decisions.”ZEISS offers a wide range of solutions to the natural resources market, from light microscopy for morphological analysis to focused ion beam and X-ray microscopy for 3D imaging of volumes. The latest technology to be added to the portfolio, ZEISS Mineralogic Mining, is offered on conventional, field emission and focused ion beam electron microscopes with the option to correlate data with optical and X-ray datasets.last_img read more

Rory McIlroy shows resilience with workmanlike first round in Miami

first_imgAFTER LAST WEEKEND’S dramatic walk-off, it was back to work for Rory McIlroy earlier.And the world No 1 kept his vow to “grind it out” when the going got tough to post a first round of 73 in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami.McIlroy – three over with three holes of the Blue Monster course at Doral to play — birdied two of them to finish seven shots behind playing partner Tiger Woods, who shared the lead with Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell, US Masters champion Bubba Watson and Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson.“I hit some good shots, I hit some not-so good shots,” he said afterwards. “As I have been saying all week this is a work in progress, I am staying patient and I have another three rounds to work on it more and shoot a few good scores.“I just had to play each hole as it came and shoot the best score possible. It was nice to sneak in a couple of birdies in the last three holes and make it look somewhat respectable, even though everyone seems to be going pretty low out there; it was a day where it was perfect scoring conditions.“I wasn’t putting as much pressure on myself and that’s why I didn’t get as frustrated. If I had played like that last week I would have been not so happy but I understand it’s a work in progress and hopefully it will come together soon.”More to followTiger Woods flubs chip shot, doesn’t make it halfway to the holeTrapattoni confirms Richard Dunne will miss Sweden and Austria matcheslast_img read more