X-ray Bulk Mineralogy

If you need to know about mineralogy, XRD provides quantitative information on the type and concentration of the minerals in your mining business

Knowledge of mineralogy adds value to all steps of the earth´s materials processing chain. XRD is found everywhere: in exploration, mine planning and operation, processing, quality control and assessment of waste products.

Your material is not the limit

Our solutions are applicable to all kinds of metallic and non-metallic ores commodities.

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Quick and easy

X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) is the most direct and efficient way to quantitatively examine minerals. XRD applies to any solid crystalline or amorphous material with only little sample preparation needed. The complete quantitative X-ray mineralogy is obtained from simultaneous measurement of all minerals present in the specimen.Using proprietary BRUKER LYNXEYE detector technology this only takes minutes.

The mineral fingerprint

The DIFFRAC.EVA software identifies within seconds, minerals by their unique fingerprint pattern, searching several databases in parallel. XRPD distinguishes between minerals having the same or very similar chemistry. The detection limit is in the sub-% or micro-gram range.

Cluster and compare

POLYSNAP is a statistical tool that adds a major benefit to exploration work. Using cluster analysis large data-sets containing thousands of measurements of various types are grouped and the most representative members are identified for further - fully quantitative - inspection. Without needing expert knowledge materials of different origin are easily sorted and outliers detected.

Two ways to quantify

Full quantitative mineralogy is obtained from calibration based DQUANT, or standard-less TOPAS. DQUANT is your tool for quantification at lowest limits of detection using reference materials. TOPAS Rietveld analysis allows easy quantification based on the well known mineral structures.