Author Archives: Uwe König


Published 25 Aug 2021

Building more sustainable mining – one analytical instrument at a time

Did you know that, if our current patterns of consumption and production continue, we will be overusing the world’s resources by 400% by 2050? To ensure a bright future for all, we must begin adjusting our collective relationship to material…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Jul 2021

How to take full advantage of changing mining trends

In the late 1800s, a gold rush boosted the economy of Charters Towers – an outback town in Queensland, Australia – so much that it opened its own stock exchange. Although it’s no longer trading, the building is still standing….READ MORE >

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Published 24 Jun 2021

How materials analysis can support mining’s ESG goals

On August 5, 2010, the San José copper-gold mine in northern Chile caved in, trapping 33 miners underground. They remained there for 69 days – when all 33 were rescued, for the most part in good health. While this incident…READ MORE >

Published 26 May 2021

How materials analysis will shape post-pandemic mining

Take your mind back to 2019. Socializing, travel, and on-site work were all possible, and the global economy was operating normally. All kinds of industries around the world were functioning and thriving – even if there were areas for improvement…READ MORE >

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Published 22 Apr 2021

Could materials analysis bring mining to Mars?

Did you know that just one 500-meter metal-rich asteroid could contain the equivalent of all the platinum-group metals mined on Earth so far? The potential for mining on Mars and other celestial bodies is huge. And this potential is reflected…READ MORE >

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Published 17 Feb 2021

The value of mineralogical monitoring for the aluminum industry – Part 2

In the previous blog about mineralogical monitoring for the aluminum industry, we discussed the added value of accurate on-line and at-line mineralogical monitoring for bauxite ore. The advantages of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) that provide information about the mineralogical composition…READ MORE >

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Published 26 Jan 2021

On-line solutions for ore sorting monitoring in the mining and metals industry

In this webinar series we demonstrate the value of on-line monitoring of particle size, elemental and mineralogical composition and moisture, either directly in the mine or close to process equipment.

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Published 13 Jan 2021

The value of mineralogical monitoring for the aluminum industry – Part 1

Bauxite is the primary source of aluminum worldwide. Without Bauxite, we could not cover up our leftover food with tin foil, have ladders to climb on or be able to cool our food in a refrigerator or cool our houses…READ MORE >

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Published 30 Oct 2020

How to network in challenging times – OMA goes virtual

Before I start, this blog is NOT about how to be a great virtual grandparent since, in many European languages, OMA means grandmother. OMA stands for Ore and Minerals Analysis. Under this name, over the last five years, we have…READ MORE >

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