Why your company should take mineralogical analysis more seriously

Checking for the purity of their mineral grades as well as the milling and production of the ore pellets are the key performance indicators of mines. Thus, elemental and particle size distribution analysis are well known analytical techniques. A common blindspot that mining companies don’t pay enough attention to, is the mining mineralogy.

Did you know that knowing the mineralogy of the ore defines its properties during processing? For instance, flotation, leaching, digestion, magnetic separation etc. Knowing the exact mineralogy can enable companies to optimise their process whether it may be the use of reagents or chemicals or maintenance of their mills.

During this webinar, Malvern Panalytical’s manager for mining and minerals, Dr Uwe König discusses case studies in which companies have saved millions just by knowing the exact mineralogy. All made possible by analysing using X-ray diffraction. He gives insight to realities like the world’s decline in ore grade and the need for faster reaction time for companies to leverage on intelligent sensors – whether in the lab, in the field or online tools - to offer precision mineralogical analysis. Remember, in Dr König’s past webinar on “Staying resilient in the mining and minerals sector amidst Covid-19”, $1 of investment upstream, could save your company 10 times downstream.

Interested to improve your applications and analysis in minerals and other primary materials? Join our free series of webinars:


July 15 2020 - July 15 2020
11:30 - 12:30
India Time [Asia]
Event type:
Webinar - Live


What you will learn
1. Basics to mining mineralogy monitoring and where it can be applied in your process
2. How to analyse your ore’s mineralogy using X-ray diffraction
3. Case studies of mineralogical monitoring has been applied across minerals analysis of bauxite, nickel and more


Dr Uwe König, global mining, minerals and metals sector manager at Malvern Panalytical

Dr Uwe König is based in Malvern Panalytical’s supply center in the Netherlands. Since joining the company in 2005, he has been responsible for helping mining, minerals and metals related research and industrial companies in sharing knowledge through on-site visits, international conferences and local workshops. His specialty is in the development of new analytical solutions for exploration, process monitoring and optimization in the mining and metals industries. These include mobile, laboratory-based and online monitoring solutions.

Dr König studied geology and applied mineralogy at Martin-Luther-University Halle (Germany) and the UFPA (Universidade Federal do Para) Belem (Brazil). In 2006, he reached his PhD in the field of applied mineralogy.


Who should attend:
1. Researcher and development
2. Process control
3. Quality control
4. Laboratory managers
5. Geometallurgists
6. Business owners
7. Investors
8. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge on the latest and intelligent materials characterization tools

How long is this webinar?
40 minutes is the intended speaker time with additional time for addressing queries.

More information

Join our free series of mining and minerals analysis & applications based webinars:
- Webinar 1: Staying resilient amidst Covid-19 in the mining and minerals sector. More info
- Webinar 2: In the forefront of mining: from bauxite to alumina to aluminum. More info
- Webinar 3: Cement: Driving the profitability of your plant and performance of your blended cement. More info
- Webinar 4: Controlling the exposure to respirable silica at your workplace (EHS). More info
- Webinar 5: Precision mining: how knowing the exact mineralogy of your ores could save your company millions.
- Webinar 6: Iron mining: From ores to pellets. 
- Webinar 7: Steel manufacturing: Enabling high throughput analysis with smart automation solutions.
- Webinar 8: Nickel: online and at line solutions.
- Webinar 9: Coal: solutions for monitoring moisture, particle size, mineralogy and more.