Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Automated Mineralogy continues to make big strides

Automated mineralogy has evolved rapidly over the past few years, with many new major players providing alternatives in a very competitive market.

A few months' ago Will Goodall and Al Cropp of MinAssist, called in at MEI. They were both involved with Intellection in the early days of QEMSCAN technology.

I was pleased to hear last week that Will's company MinAssist is the latest sponsor of Process Mineralogy '14 in November.

Al Cropp has since moved on from MinAssist, and is now with Carl Zeiss, also a Process Mineralogy '14 sponsor. Only a couple of weeks ago Zeiss launched a new automated mineralogy system for the mining industry, which is described on MEI Online. The new system will be on display at the conference, so I look forward to catching up with Al, and with Will, in Cape Town in November.

Al Cropp (seated) with the new Zeiss instrument

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