Microscopes for Automated Mineral Analysis

Achieve Maximum Recovery of Resources

Mineralogic Systems

Your Dedicated Solutions for Automated Mineralogy

Dedicated automated mineralogy systems from ZEISS are designed to run on any ZEISS SEM with multiple integrated EDX detectors.

Revolutionize your plant performance with field- and laboratory-based systems. Industry specific modules for the Oil and Gas and Mining industries allow you to quickly and simply interrogate your data, produce reports and gain unique insights:

MinSCAN

Your Ruggedized Mine-site Mineralogical Analyzer
Use the data from ZEISS MinSCAN to increase profits through greater concentrate quality and reduced losses to tailings. Rapidly troubleshoot recovery issues, optimize plant performance and complement assays by giving metallurgists, mine managers and superintendents the confidence to make effective decisions based on quantitative data.
 
ZEISS MinSCAN marks a step change in automated mineralogy technology, building on the unrivaled pedigree of ZEISS to supply rugged SEM hardware for challenging environments. In collaboration with its key industry partners, ZEISS introduces a complete field proven end to end solution to industry for the first time.

Highlights

View and Manage Your Results

  • Sort particles and grains, viewing individual particles, grains, pores or fields of view
  • Create large mineral maps and BSD grayscale montages
  • Enjoy the convenience of modifying mineral classifications

Remote Data Interpretation

  • Operate from anywhere in the world
  • Quickly export data for further handling
  • Transfer to the cloud to be interrogated by the ZEISS apps team for improved results, methods and workflows

Be in Direct Contact with Your Instrument Wherever You Are

  • Fully connect remotely for diagnostic, monitoring and data export
  • Interpret results anywhere in the world
  • Enable your global team to be a mouse-click away
     

Applications

With MinSCAN, you can produce trending data by running bulk mineralogy analyses 24/7.

Use MinSCAN for troubleshooting, plant monitoring, early gangue rejection, feasibility and exploration:

  • Model Mineralogy
  • Assay
  • Mineral association
  • Liberation
  • Particle size distribution
  • Grain size distribution
  • Exposed particle surface
  • Daily, weekly, monthly trend charts
  • Grade recovery curve
  • Cumulative liberation yield
Randomly sorted heavy mineral sand mineral particles
Randomly sorted heavy mineral sand mineral particles
Detailed high resolution mineral map of a heavy mineral sand particle
Detailed high resolution mineral map of a heavy mineral sand particle
Mineral particle images of copper concentrate, sorted by Feret max diameter
Mineral particle images of copper concentrate, sorted by Feret max diameter
Mineral abundance data showing the diluent minerals in a copper concentrate
Mineral abundance data showing the diluent minerals in a copper concentrate
Trending graph showing bulk mineralogy variation over time
Trending graph showing bulk mineralogy variation over time
Monitor plant performance
Monitor plant performance

Downloads

ZEISS MinSCAN

The Core of Your Mine-Site Mineralogy Laboratory

14 Pages
Filesize: 3,680 kB

Soluciones de microscopía de ZEISS para minería de oro (Spanish Version)

Solution Note

4 Pages
Filesize: 978 kB

White Paper: Microscopy Solutions for Gold Ores

Solution Note

4 Pages
Filesize: 1,036 kB

Решения ZEISS Microscopy для золотосодержащих руд (Russian Version)

Solution Note

4 Pages
Filesize: 746 kB

Mineralogic Reservoir

Your Dedicated Solution for Digital Petrophysical Analysis
Characterize rock texture with submicron precision using the industry standard in oil and gas automated mineralogy.

Mineralogic Reservoir combines a scanning electron microscope with one or more EDS detectors, a mineral analysis engine and a range of oil and gas specific outputs.

Mineralogic Reservoir is the industry's petrographic investigation tool of choice, answering a wide range of questions of your sample to enhance extractive processes and give operators a leading edge in recovery.

Highlights

Tailor Your Mineral Classification Technique

  • For maximum accuracy, use the highly sensitive technique of fully quantitative EDS
  • For the fastest analysis speeds, choose BSD greyscale mineral classification
  • Combine both techniques with morphology-based mineral classification to achieve highest flexibility

 

Classify Unknown Samples Easily

  • Easily characterize rock textures using quantitative EDS
  • Create a mineral classification library for a new sample in just hours instead of weeks, significantly reducing the need to use XRD or microphobe data
  • Copy mineral libraries to other instruments as they are not machine specific

 

Count on High Productivity

  • Measure and classify minerals in real-time
  • Use the advanced reporting tool to generate comprehensive reports
  • Achieve maximum automation and productivity with a 16-stub sample holder and a range of ZEISS SEMs, configurable between one and four energy dispersive spectrometers (EDS)

Applications

With Mineralogic Reservoir you carry out fully quantitative evaluation throughout the process of ore exploration, discovery and production.

Use Mineralogic Reservoir for:

  • Pore imaging
  • Pore morphology
  • Porosity quantification
  • Frackability
  • Bulk mineralogy
  • Oil & gas window marker identification
  • Lithotyping
  • Mineral mapping
  • Digital rock physics modelling
  • Multiscale imaging workflow
  • Clay classification
  • Organics imaging
  • Organic morphology
  • Organic quantification
BSE image of sandstone reservoir rock
BSE image of sandstone reservoir rock
BSE image of carbone core section
BSE image of carbone core section
BSE image of Barnett shale, sample courtesy of Dr Bob Loucks University of Texas
BSE image of Barnett shale
Mineral map of sandstone reservoir rock
Mineral map of sandstone reservoir rock
Mineral map of carbone core section
Mineral map of carbone core section
Mineral map of Barnett shale, sample courtesy of Dr Bob Loucks, University of Texas
Mineral map of Barnett shale

Platforms

Choose the ZEISS SEM platform that best suits your applications: conventional, field emission or ruggedized systems.

ZEISS EVO for 24/7 Operation
  • ZEISS EVO is the industry standard platform for automated mineralogy and is in operation worldwide in mineral processing laboratories
  • The column isolation valve allows fast sample transfer and chamber pumpdown, making it the ideal SEM for 24/7 operation
  • Choose between three chamber sizes – 10, 15 or 25 – to get the right system for your application
  • Use EVO in variable pressure mode for easy analysis of uncoated samples and organics, shortening your time to result
  • Enhance your resolution capability with a choice of three beam source technologies including LaB6.
ZEISS SIGMA HD for High Speed Mineral Mapping
  • ZEISS SIGMA HD has two dedicated diametrically opposite EDS ports for high speed mineral mapping with an optional third port for the highest detector solid angle on the market
  • Combined with the high definition BSD, SIGMA HD provides both unrivalled materials contrast and high count rate X-Ray detection for ultimate productivity during mapping
  • SIGMA HD is available in both high vacuum and variable pressure configurations and comes as standard with dedicated SE1 and SE2 detectors for superior porosity analysis
ZEISS Crossbeam for 3D Correlation
  • ZEISS Crossbeam is the most advanced high throughput focused ion beam platform ever produced 
  • Capable of gallium ion milling currents of 100 nA, a 15 x 15 x 15 micron data cube can now be acquired in just 8 hours with sub 10 nm z resolution 
  • Performing automated mineral analysis in situ drastically enhances workflow productivity while automatically correlating 2D and 3D datasets

Mineralogic Mining

Your Solution for Automated Mineral Analysis
Characterize and achieve maximum recovery of resources. With Mineralogic Mining you combine image processing, standards-based quantitative EDS, image analysis and reporting toolkits to interrogate even the most challenging samples.
 
ZEISS Mineralogic is your geological investigation tool, answering a wide range of questions of your sample. From dedicated high throughput mineral liberation workflows to in-depth fundamental geoscientific investigations.

Highlights

Expand your possibilities with ZEISS Atlas 5

With Atlas 5 you can compare and correlate data from any ZEISS microscope system. Combine images from the same region of interest, acquired with optical, electron, ion and X-ray microscopes. Atlas 5 is your disrputive technology for correlative data interaction in mining and geoscience.

Tailor your system to analyze any mineral

  • For maximum accuracy, use the highly sensitive technique of fully quantitative, standards-based EDS
  • For the fastest analysis speeds, choose BSD greyscale mineral classification
  • Combine both techniques with morpho-chemical mineral classifications to achieve highest flexibility

Simple Ore Body Characterization

  • Easily characterize new ore bodies using quantitative EDS
  • Create a mineral library to classify an unknown ore body in just hours instead of weeks with advanced data reporting suite
  • Significantly reduce the need to use XRD or microprobe data

Count on High Productivity

  • Measure and classify minerals in real-time
  • Use the advanced reporting tool to generate comprehensive reports
  • Achieve maximum automation and productivity with a 16-stub sample holder and a range of ZEISS SEMs, configurable between one and four energy dispersive spectrometers (EDS)

Applications

With Mineralogic Mining you carry out fully quantitative evaluation throughout the process of ore exploration, recovery and tailings-control.

Use Mineralogic Mining for:

  • Quantification of ore types based on chemical and textural characteristics
  • Predictive behavior for mineral processing of mine blocks
  • Blending strategies of bulk commodities
  • Ore valuation and ore characterization
  • Environmental control and forensics
  • Mineral mapping
  • Cement analysis and applied mineralogy
  • Lithotyping
High resolution mineral map. Ni-Cu ore, Fraser Mine, Sudbury. Courtesy: University of Leicester, UK.
High resolution mineral map. Ni-Cu ore, Fraser Mine, Sudbury.
Mineral particles images of heavy mineral sand feed, sorted by Feret max diameter
Mineral particles images of heavy mineral sand feed, sorted by Feret max diameter
Peralkaline Granite, containing rare earth elements, including a fluorite vein that crosscuts the sample and zoned zircons. Sample courtesy of Dr. Dirk Schumann, FIBICS, Canada
Peralkaline Granite, containing rare earth elements, including a fluorite vein that crosscuts the sample and zoned zircons.
Mineral particle images of copper concentrate, sorted by Feret max diameter
Mineral particle images of copper concentrate, sorted by Feret max diameter
Blueschist sample for Täschalp in Switzerland
Blueschist sample for Täschalp in Switzerland

Platforms

Choose the ZEISS SEM platform that best suits your applications: conventional, field emission or ruggedized systems.

ZEISS EVO for 24/7 Ore Process Control
  • ZEISS EVO is the industry standard platform for automated mineralogy and is in operation worldwide in mineral processing laboratories
  • The column isolation valve allows fast sample transfer and chamber pumpdown, making it the ideal SEM for 24/7 ore processing
  • Choose between three chamber sizes – 10, 15 or 25 – to get the right system for your application
  • Use EVO in variable pressure mode for easy analysis of uncoated samples, shortening your time to result
  • Enhance your resolution capability and source lifetime by selecting a LaB6 electron source

ZEISS SIGMA for Research into Ore Processing

  • SIGMA is a high resolution field emission SEM capable of nanoscale imaging
  • Distinguish minerals of similar average atomic weight by grayscale alone (0.07 atomic mass unit resolution)
  • The multi-purpose nature of SIGMA allows it to perform a range of complementary analytical techniques for maximum flexibility

MinSCAN Ruggedized SEM hardware for challenging environments

  • Use the data from ZEISS MinSCAN to increase profitability with greater process control and reduced losses to tailings
  • Operate the system and interpret results from anywhere in the world to remotely optimize data, methods and workflows
  • Over 100 ruggedized SEM installations worldwide covering a range of challenging environments and applications