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How does mineralogy affect comminution?

October 20, 2015

Near infrared (NIR) mineralogy is a commonly used tool used by geometallurgists to improve ore recovery in leaching and floation activities. However, it can also be used earlier in the mineral recovery process to optimize comminution. Stacey Leichliter examines how NIR mineralogy can be used to better control costs and possibly increase recovery by using NIR mineralogy to optimize the comminution circuit.  

March 2015 News Mine newsletter - New sampling probe, new papers and new research

March 31, 2015

The latest edition of the News Mine mining newsletter is now available. If you did not receive your copy via email today, be sure you don't miss the next one. Sign up to receive our future newsletters.

Solving the Production Puzzle - Spectral Analysis of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine

March 17, 2015

The Cripple Creek and Victor gold mine in Colorado, USA has long used near-infrared (NIR) mineralogy to assess its oxide ore. As the mine transitions to a more sulfidic ore, Stacey Leichliter examines how spectral mineralogy can continue to benefit the mine and increase efficiencies in the paper linked below.

2014 ASD reseller meeting wrap-up: thanks to our great presenters!

October 10, 2014

Last week, many of our resellers and international partners joined us in Westminster, Colorado, USA for our 2014 Reseller Meeting. Attendees were besieged with three days of presentations, Q&A sessions, hands-on training and experiences in preparation for the 2015 calendar year.

TerraSpec Halo for the Mine Geologist - An overview by geometallurgist Stacey Leichliter

July 30, 2014

Stacey Leichliter is a geometallurgist and has used near infrared instrumentation to characterize ore mineralogy at mine sites like AngloGold's Cripple Creek facility in Colorado, USA. Upon demoing the handheld TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier, Stacey thought that the Halo was not only a valuable tool for the explorationist but also the Mine Geologist. Here are her notes on why the TerraSpec Halo is a important instrument for the Mine Geologist/Geometallurgist.

See the TerraSpec 4 Mineral Analyzer at CMA and SEG

September 12, 2013

Join ASD Inc., a PANalytical company at two upcoming Canadian mining tradeshows for a live look at the speed, accuracy and portability of the TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer.

Using NIR in Bauxite Mining – New Overview Paper Available!

August 27, 2013

As demand for aluminum continues to grow, it has become increasingly important to identify efficient methods that optimize the bauxite mining process, including the management of red mud in post-production.

ASD Partners with STS to Expand Chinese Mining and Industrial Network

August 20, 2013

We are continuing our expansion into the People's Republic of China with the addition of a second mining and industrial reseller, Beijing STS Instrument Co., Ltd. With the addition of STS, we've partnered with a total of three new resellers in China this year. Each of these partners will make it easier for our current customers and all potential customers to demo and purchase instruments throughout the People's Republic of China.

Minerals Analysis and Bauxite Exploration - New Website Content and Free Paper!

August 01, 2013

We've added a new segment to the mining applications section of our website called Minerals Analysis. In this section we will add content that highlights minerals that have spectrally active features in the near infrared (NIR), making them ideally suited for the rapid, precise minerals analysis of the TerraSpec 4 mineral analzyer.

Yudecheng Technology Joins ASD as Mining and Industrial Reseller in China

July 30, 2013

We're happy to announce a new reseller! Beijing Yudecheng Technology Co., Ltd. (Yudecheng) has officially joined ASD Inc., a PANalytical company as a reseller in China’s mining and industrial markets. We recently introduced a new Chinese remote sensing reseller, LICA United, and are excited to continue adding to our distribution network in the People's Republic of China.

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