Tag Archives: mining


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 9 Dec 2020

The value of mineralogical analyses for base metal mining and beneficiation – Lithium ores

Increasing demand for effective energy storage used in personal devices, electrical cars, renewable energy storage facilities, boosted the global demand for lithium.   Lithium-ion batteries are not the only industrial use of lithium (e.g. catalysts, lubricants, heat-resistant glass and ceramics, alloys for aerospace), but…READ MORE >

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Published 4 Nov 2020

Efficient iron sintering process control

In the following case study, we discuss the added value of X-Ray Diffraction forprocess control at a sinter plant.

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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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Published 8 Oct 2020

The value of mineralogical analysis for iron ore mining and beneficiation

In the following case study, we discuss the added value of XRD for the mineralogical analysis of lateritic iron ore.

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Published 16 Jul 2020

Challenging times: Online events for the mining industry

Ore and Minerals Analysis online events in 2020 The ever-popular series of Ore and Minerals Analysis (OMA) workshops are going online this year! Dr. Uwe König, Global Mining Segment Manager at Malvern Panalytical, explains what you can expect from these…READ MORE >

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