Job Opportunity – Software Engineer

Job Opportunity – Software Engineer

We currently have a temporary position available for an experienced Software Engineer. MAIN PURPOSE The postholder will work to continue the development of version 2 of a reporting application for the Carl Zeiss Microscopy Mineralogic Mining system. This is a temporary post with an expected project duration of approximately 2 months (full-time), though possibly longer. PROJECT BACKGROUND A WPF/ C#/ SQLite reporting application to be used to summarise, view and compare large mineralogical data sets produced by automated mineralogy using a scanning electron microscope and the Zeiss Mineralogic system. Data comes from analysis of a mineralogical sample (or samples) and consists of data on particles, made up of one or more grains. Each grain / particle has shape (morphometric) and composition (elemental) data. The overall goal of the reporting application is to streamline the workflow for calculating and producing summary project output (in the form of custom tables, charts and images) from Mineralogic output data in a reproducible and efficient manner. For more information and to apply, please e-mail petrolab@petrolab.co.uk to request an application...
RICS Mundic Guidance 3rd Edition

RICS Mundic Guidance 3rd Edition

The long awaited 3rd edition of the RICS guidance note – The mundic problem – took effect from 1 January 2016. Petrolab Director John Fletcher was involved in revising the section on petrographic testing procedures and thinks that while the revised procedures do not invalidate any of the tests carried out under the 2nd edition of the guidance, they do provide more flexibility for the petrographer in concrete classification by the use of the dry density test and by re-grouping of certain types of stable mine waste aggregate by the Stage 2 examination procedure.  More details on mundic testing can be...
Petrolab welcomes Dr Chris Brough

Petrolab welcomes Dr Chris Brough

Dr Christopher Brough CGeol MRes MEarthSc has joined the team at Petrolab as Senior Consultant Mineralogist. He previously worked for SRK Consulting (Cardiff) and has worked on a diverse range of projects covering a wide range of resource types. In particular he brings experience of the application of environmental mineralogy in the context of acid-rock drainage and metal leaching...
ZEISS EVO arrival

ZEISS EVO arrival

We had a busy time at Petrolab last week due to the delivery and installation of our new ZEISS EVO MA-25 as well as removal of the previous evaluation SEM, which involved lots of door removal in order to get the machines into the space. Fortunately the weather was good on the delivery day as it was rather wet the rest of the...