Geology & Mining Webinar Series

Geology & Mining Webinar Series

Applications of Elemental Analysis in the Mining and Mineral Resource Industry


Even with improved recycling rates and global efforts towards sustainability and circular economy, we will likely continue to explore and exploit natural resources for decades. However, the mining and mineral resource business has become more competitive.

Exploration companies face challenges to discover new deposits that are worth exploiting, and mining companies need to operate with tight profit margins, all while increasingly stringent environmental regulations are being imposed. Here, reliable analytical equipment plays a key role for a profitable and “green” mining operation.

In this two-part webinar series, we will talk about X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry as a versatile elemental analysis tool for geological and mining applications. Our panelists – Adrian Fiege, Kai Behrens and Frank Portala – will present Bruker’s XRF analytical solutions for mineral exploration, extraction and grade control. They will show real-world analytical examples, explain performance differences between EDXRF and WDXRF, and recommend sample preparation methods. Attendees are welcome to submit questions to the panelists during each webinar.

To make it easy to attend, each one-hour part will be offered at two different times. Sign up now for the sessions that best fit your schedule.

Part 1: December 1, 2020
XRF as a Flexible Tool for Elemental Analysis of Geological Samples

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Part 2: December 15, 2020
Process Monitoring and Grade Control in the Mining and Mineral Resource Industry by XRF

Who should attend:

Operations Managers, QC/QA Officers, Lab Managers, Consultants, Exploration Geologists, Ore Geologists, Environmental Specialists, Geoscientists, Professors, Researchers, and Students

If you cannot attend, feel free to sign up anyway, and we will send you links to the recordings to watch at your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Dr. Kai Behrens
Head of XRF Product Line Management, Bruker AXS
Frank Portala
Product Manager XRF Bruker AXS GmBH Karlsruhe, Germany
Dr. Adrian Fiege
Product Manager XRF, Bruker AXS