'Mundic' Block, Mining, Conferences and News Articles
Publications related to the assessment of 'Mundic' Block
Bromley, A.V. (2002): A compendium of concrete aggregates used in Southwest England | pdf |
Bromley, A.V. and Pettifer, K., (1997): Sulfide-related degradation of concrete in Southwest England. CRC Ltd., London, 200 pp.
Bromley, A.V. and Sibbick, R.G., (1999): The accelerated degradation of concrete in Southwest England. Proceedings of the 7th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 81-90.
Lane, S.J., Sibbick, R.G. and Bromley, A.V., (1999): The application of microscopy and moisture sensitivity testing to the expansive ‘mundic’ concrete block problem in Southwest England. Proceedings of the 7th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 557-566.
RICS Mundic Guidance (1994, 1997 & 2015). Petrolab played a significant role in developing the current guidance followed by Chartered Surveyors undertaking building surveys and valuations in Cornwall and parts of Devon. To this end Petrolab has provided input into the 1st (1994), 2nd (1997) and 3rd (2015) editions of the Mundic Guidance.
Publications related to mining, mineralogy and mine waste.
Graham, S., Brough, C.P., & Cropp, A. (2015): An Introduction to Zeiss Mineralogic Mining and the correlation of light microscopy with automated mineralogy: a case study using BMS and PGM analysis of samples from a PGE-bearing chromitite prospect. Precious Metals Conference 06/2015 | pdf |
Brough, C., Warrender, R., Bowell, R.J., Barnes, A. & Parbhakar-Fox, A. (2013): The Process Mineralogy of Mine Wastes. Minerals Engineering, 52, pp 125-135. | pdf |
Recent conferences where Petrolab specialists have presented papers.
Sustainable Minerals, Falmouth, UK, 23rd – 24th Dec, 2016. Automated environmental mineralogy; the use of liberation analysis in humidity cell testwork. Christopher Brough (Petrolab Ltd), James Strongman (Petrolab Ltd), Rob Bowell (SRK Consulting), Ruth Warrender (SRK Consulting), Amy Prestia (SRK Consulting), Andrew Barnes (Geochemic Ltd), John Fletcher (Petrolab Ltd). | pdf |
Minerals and Metals Production From Mines to Market, Cambridge, UK, 15th – 16th Dec, 2015. A method for profiling magnetic and gravity response of metalliferous ore using data from Mineralogic Mining. James Strongman (Petrolab Ltd), Jake Harrison (Petrolab Ltd.), Benjamin Tordoff (Carl Zeiss). | pdf |
Petrolab Timeline (2016). Petrolab was founded in 1991 and is now 25 years old. This is an infographic of the development of the company in that time | pdf |
Petrolab Services Brochure (2016). Brochure detailing Petrolab’s current staff and services offered at the company including i) Automated Mineralogy, ii) “Mundic” Testing, iii) Optical Microscopy, iv) Sample Preparation, v) Aggregates, Stone & Slate, & vi) Concrete, Render & Mortar. | pdf |
Brough, C., Becker., M, Reid, D., & Bradshaw, D. (January, 2016): From Paragenesis to Processing: How Geological Reconstructions Can Carry Implications For Mineral Processing | pdf | link (Petrolab) | link (Minassist) |
News / Articles
Petrolab in the news
Microscopy and Analysis, June, 2016. An eye to the future | link |
Western Morning News, October, 2015. Cornish geological consultancy firm to attract global business with unique service. | link |
MEI blog, September 2015. Zeiss Mineralogic Mining comes to Cornwall. | link |
Materials World, September 2015. Q&A with Benjamin Tordoff of Carl Zeiss on the Drakelands Project, UK. Petrolab will provide automated mineralogy data interpretation services to optimse the mine’s operation. | pdf |