The main emphasis of GTK Mintec's mineralogy research is on process mineralogy. Because ore enrichment is essentially affected by several mineral features (particle size, liberation, association, refuse minerals and the chemical content of particles), mineralogical analyses have become an essential tool when developing economical and environmentally sound enrichment technologies for the mining industry. In many cases, the reasons for problems in mineral enrichment can be found by use of the research methods of process mineralogy.
We provide our customers with high-quality investigations, with modern equipment that are needed throughout the life cycle of mineral deposits. Mineral Liberation Analyser (MLA) and XRD equipment have introduced new opportunities of characterisation of mineral products and environmental samples in ore prospecting, mine activities and enrichment technology and processing plants. Mineralogical surveysis utilised during ore prospecting and deposit evaluation, mine and enrichment planning and product quality control.
GTK Mintec's process mineralogy services:
• Mineralogical basic classification
• Basic metal mineralogy
• Precious metal mineralogy
• Industrial mineral mineralogy
• High-tech mineral mineralogy
Senior Scientist Jukka Laukkanen, jukka.laukkanengtk.fi
Assistant Researcher Tuula Saastamoinen, tuula.saastamoinengtk.fi