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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.