From discovery to recovery, mineralogy is essential! An economical resource is dependent on the grade of the commodity and the extractability of the key mineral phases. Chemical analysis tells you the grade and the mineral chemistry tells you where you are in the geological sequence for resource definition.
The automated mineralogy with the TIMA is conducted on an instrument with a 100 samples autoloader. The autoloader enables unattended operation resulting in economic analysis. The automatically acquired data is available for off-line processing with an off-line licence
One of the aspects of petrography is the chemical definition of the samples.
Filter the chemical variability withing entire grain populations eg garnets or quantify spectra within a small grain.
Good alternative to optical microscopy
Mineral grouping to fit classification needs
Provenance studies using chemical composition
Fast scanning of HMS
Identify petrogenically significant minerals
Determine if intergrowth chemistry and solid state conditions