Applications

Minerals and metals that have to date been successfully tested to be amenable to diffuse reflective and or raman spectroscopy are listed below. Please note that this list only serves as a portfolio of what has been tested and does not exclude the possibility to successfully quantify metals and minerals not listed here:


Elements
Aluminium
Bismuth
Chrome
Copper
Gold
Iron
Lithium
Magnesium
Manganese
Nickel
Platinum Group Metals
Silver
Sulphur
Titanium Dioxide
Zircon

Sulphides
Bornite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Pentlandite
Pyrrhotite

Phosphates
Fluor-Apatite
Lizardite
Phlogopite
Total Bone Phosphate of Lime

Coal
Ash
Green Coke
Pyrolitic

Heavy Minerals
Amphiboles: Hornblende
Corundum
Garnet
Ilmenite
Kyanite
Rutile


Copper Oxides
Azurite
Cuprite
Malachite

Other Minerals
Amphibole
Arsenopyrite
Azurite
Biotite
Calcite
Chromite
Covelite
Goethite
Graphitic Carbon
Haematite
Heazlewoodite
Magnetite
Plagioclase Anorthite
Pyrite
Pyroxene
Quartz (Silicate)
Spinel
Staurolite
Talc
Tourmaline

Non-mineral values
Ferro-silicon
Ferrous vs Ferric oxide
Leach-ability
Percentage solids
Total Base Metal Alloys