Automated Mineralogy sparks interest of Petrolab visitors

Automated Mineralogy sparks interest of Petrolab visitors

Petrolab were delighted to welcome a delegation of mining industry visitors from Russia and Kazakhstan yesterday. Petrolab Director, James Strongman gave a presentation on the value of mineralogy in both exploration and operational settings and how Petrolab is utilising recent advances in automated mineralogy and correlative workflows to join with traditional optical microscopy and other complementary micro-investigative techniques such as...
Job Opportunity – Laboratory Technician

Job Opportunity – Laboratory Technician

Thank you for your interest in this position. However, applications are now CLOSED. A position is available for a Laboratory Technician working in our busy sample preparation laboratory. MAIN PURPOSE The postholder will work under supervision to assist in the preparation of sections from geological and construction materials for microscopic analysis. This is a position that will require routine operation and maintenance of precision machinery to cut, grind and polish materials. The postholder will also record and prepare samples for routine mineralogical and petrographic tests, including weighing and sieving. LOCATION This post will be based primarily at the company office at Redruth. The postholder will also be required to collect and deliver materials and occasionally use other sample analysis/preparation equipment based in the south-west region (Cornwall & Devon). To apply, please see the application pack here – LabTech_JobAppPack_30-01-19 – or if you experience problems then request one by email to petrolab@petrolab.co.uk We look forward to receiving your application! The closing date for submission of applications is 12:00 noon, Monday 18th February...
Automated Mineralogy Services open for business!

Automated Mineralogy Services open for business!

Its been a busy and varied couple of weeks for Petrolab staff running our first commercial automated mineralogy samples on our ZEISS SEM and Mineralogic Mining system. The system has flexible and highly configurable X-ray scanning modes that include line scan, feature scan, spot centroid and mapping. We have been using its capabilities to conduct varied analyses on copper tailings (using a bright phase search), a tungsten rougher table feed, a polymetallic concentrate and also several concrete samples that we have mapped for evidence of thaumasite sulphate attack (red in the...