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This, the 2nd International Symposium on Automated Mineralogy (Automated Mineralogy 07), was organised by Minerals Engineering International and Intellection. Sponsors of this event were JK Tech, Bruker AXS, SGS Mineral Services, Gold & Minerals Gazette, International Mining & Struers.

Mineralogists are able to draw on a wide range of techniques which allow for the automated analysis of earth resource materials. These include optical, near infra-red, x-ray beam, laser beam, electron beam, and proton beam techniques, to name a few.

This conference brought together professionals concerned with the analysis and interpretation of mineralogical data using automated techniques, as well those involved with the development of hardware and software solutions to aid automated mineralogical analysis. Papers were invited on the following suggested topics:

  • reviews on existing automated techniques
  • new automated techniques
  • optical-based systems
  • electron-beam based systems
  • X-ray based system
  • software data processing packages in-stream, on-line, on-belt analysis
  • applications in the earth resources industries
  • process mineralogy case studies
  • sampling and sample preparation techniques
  • case studies

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Automated Mineralogy 07 was immediately followed by iUG07 Invitational (Annual QEMSCAN User Group Meeting) which took place on 3-4 September 2007 at the Stamford Plaza. For further information contact Jolene Alfred on jolene.alfred@intellection.com.au

 

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"It was certainly one of the better conferences [Automated Mineralogy 06] I have attended over the years. I had a very productive time in Brisbane and made lots of useful contacts."
Mark Pownceby, CSIRO Minerals, Australia

 

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