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Characterization and Quantification of Australian Iron Ore and Gangue Minerals

Minerals and amorphous quantification using the D8 ENDEAVOR with an external standard method and DIFFRAC.TOPAS

Characterization and Quantification of Australian Iron Ore and Gangue Minerals

Iron ore mining and processing corporations are facing continually growing demands on making their operation more economic and environmentally compatible.

For implementation it is necessary to control feedstock sorting, adapt beneficiation processes and tailor the chemistry of sintering products, such as iron ore pellets. The key to success is fast mineral identification and quantification using X-ray diffraction.

Iron ore is one of the most important resources for the global economy: 98% of it is used to produce steel, which is essential to infrastructure, transportation and manufacturing. The vast majority of the 2 billion tons of iron ore mined annually come from China, Australia, Brazil, India and Russia.