Sunday, 18 November 2018

Process Mineralogy '18 welcome reception follows from Zeiss Workshop

A beautiful Sunday morning in Cape Town, with preparations for Process Mineralogy '18 in full swing.
At lunchtime I called in to see the start of the pre-conference workshop organised by ZEISS, where new developments in automated mineral analysis were discussed by leading players in the automated mineralogy field.  
Zeiss workshop delegates and presenters
Process Mineralogy '18 sponsor ZEISS will be launching its largest new release of its Mineralogic software tomorrow. This is the 7th installment of the Mineralogic software since the software was brought to market in July 2014 and introduces a significant advancement in both features and productivity.  Mineralogic software  combines a scanning electron microscope with one or more EDS detectors and a mineral analysis engine – all controlled and operated from a single user interface. It can be used with all standard sample types, including stubs, geological slides and core cuttings, and conventional or field emission systems. 
The workshop ended late afternoon to coincide with the start of Process Mineralogy '18, a welcoming wine reception in the conference exhibition area.
There are two Cornish companies, Petrolab and Grinding Solutions Ltd, exhibiting in adjacent booths, so nice to get a photo of all the delegates with a Cornish connection, mainly via the Camborne School of Mines.
I also enjoyed meeting Borbor Gibson, who I highlighted on the blog last year. Borbor is a graduate of the University of Liberia and is now in his first year of a Masters degree at the University of Cape Town.
A great start to the conference and all looking good for tomorrow.
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  1. Norm Lotter, Flowsheets Metallurgical Consulting Inc., Canada20 November 2018 at 23:39

    Hi Barry, great to see the tradition of MEI's Process Mineralogy at the Vineyard continuing. Great network, excellent papers, great conference value. All the best this week, Norm

    1. Many thanks Norm. All going well, and you are sorely missed. Hope you make it next time


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