Increasing plant recovery
from exploration to mine closure

ZEISS Solutions for the Mining Industry

Maximizing recovery and minimizing losses across the range of mining functions

Mining in the 21st century is an increasingly challenging industry, with greater demands on scientific analysis than the mining operations of the last century. Remaining ore deposits are of lower grade, higher textural complexity and are under greater operational cost constraints. Due to increased geopolitical tensions and falling commodity prices, mining companies are seeking significant scientific validation to reduce the risk within the mine model before investing in mining projects. Moreover, once an operation is underway, it is essential that mineral processing flowsheets are optimized to maximize economic recovery and minimize losses. Increased mineralogical understanding is essential in order to address modern challenges across the entire mining value chain from exploration to refining. With the broadest portfolio of mineralogy and texture solutions for the mining industry and a rich history in geoscience, ZEISS is ideally suited to help you meet the challenge.

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ZEISS provides the broadest portfolio of imaging solutions to visualize, characterize and quantify the properties and processes of your natural resources, metals and advanced materials.


for Mining Industries


The ability to analyze large volumes of rock samples quickly and locate mineral deposits is key to modern exploration workflows.


Feasibility & Process Development

To minimize risk ahead of the mine planning phase, potential complexities and variability in the recovery process must be assessed through metallurgical test work and flow sheet modeling.


Mine Planning

Composing an accurate block model based on quantitative geometallurgical data that takes account of ore variability is key to the success of the operation.


Mining Extraction

Material handling and comminution represent some of the largest costs in the mining lifecycle, but are also areas where the largest gains can be made in reducing operational costs.


Mineral Processing

Due to the volume of ore being processed in modern mining operations, incremental improvements in target mineral recovery can provide immediate impact to the bottom line.



A repeatable and reproducible product impacts directly on reputation and product value, making rigorous testing of end product essential.


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Analytical Solutions for Natural Resources


Application Note

Visualization of gold and uranium ore-formation in the Witwatersrand ore deposit from the micro- to nanoscale

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