Basalt thin section, Axiocam 705 pol, 4 channels
Microscopy Solutions for Natural Resources

Ore Body Research and Mineral Exploration

Understanding the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Processing Characteristics of Your Ore

Locating and identifying marker minerals, identifying chemical vectors, and analyzing lithological characteristics to make informed decisions on the location, feasibility, and the potential value of an ore deposit is a complex task. By combining advanced microscopy technologies with geological knowledge, researchers can gain valuable insights into the formation processes, spatial distribution, and economic viability of mineral resources, thus paving the way for more efficient and sustainable mining practices.

Gold mineralization characterization using 3D drill core Scout-and-Zoom

Ore Body Characterization and Understanding

Ore body research encompasses a multitude of disciplines, all invested in better understanding the genesis of the ore body, the characteristics of the deposit, and its behavior under metallurgical processing.

Mineralogic 2D analysis of an iron ore sample containing both vitreous (cyan) and ochreous (salmon) goethite.

Ore Deposits

Advanced microscopy techniques involving Automated Quantitative Mineralogy, Quantitative CT, and AI, provide a window into the intricacies of mineralogy and structure of ore deposits.

Mineral Exploration

The increased demand for industrial minerals, metals, and gemstones, is resulting in an increase in exploration activities. Whether you are looking for new mineral deposits or adding to ore reserves, there is a need for mineralogy and geochemical studies.

The identification and characterization of minerals is crucial in determining the presence, quality, and potential economic value of a deposit. Studying mineral associations, assemblages, and the geochemical information provided by ZEISS microscopes, geologists can infer the presence of valuable minerals in the vicinity. With the ability to observe and analyze minerals at the microscopic level, in cores and rock-sections, ZEISS offers unparalleled accuracy and precision, enabling informed decision-making in mineral exploration and ensuring more efficient and sustainable resource utilization.


  • Improving the recovery of your resources

    ZEISS Microscopy Solutions for Mining

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  • ZEISS Microscopy Solutions for Geoscience

    Understanding the fundamental processes that shape the universe expressed at the smallest of scales

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  • ZEISS Mineralogic 2D

    Flexible, quantitative automated mineralogy for geoscience research

    File size: 1 MB
  • ZEISS Mineralogic 3D

    The next dimension in automated mineralogy

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  • ZEISS DeepRecon

    Faster throughput, superior image qualityfor industry

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  • ZEISS Xradia Versa with FPX

    Larger samples, higher throughput

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