MINERALSCAN 1500 is an economical on-line ore monitoring system which is easily installed directly under production conveyor belts.

Real time ore quality data provides active process control, with timely information on ore quality to make decisions that maximise the value of the resource and minimise operating costs.

The system does not contain any nucleonic sources and therefore does not require site to obtain a radiation license for its use.

MINERALSCAN 1500 uses the natural gamma radiation (K, U, Th) signature of the material and known correlations with the composition to derive ore quality information, mainly for process control applications.

Typical applications include:

  • Monitor run-of-mine uranium ore prior to stockpiling,
  • Monitor other ores for uranium content, e.g. copper ores (IOCG type, etc),
  • Potash content in ore or product,
  • REE grade in ore where correlation with natural gamma exists (e.g. Th),
  • Divert (bulk ore sort) or blend material based on real time measurements, e.g. used to recover gold in South Africa on a waste conveyor when U3O8 content (associated with the Au) was detected above background in conveyed increments. Sold as GOLDSCAN 1500 and payback on each unit achieved in a few weeks.

"Most power plants are ‘flying blind’ and don’t know the quality of their coal, the #1 raw material cost consumable. Every power plant needs on line analysis of coal and bunker modeling to predict boiler efficiency and prevent deratings from boiler slagging."

Stephen Smith Coalsmith 2011


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