Event Date/Time: Jul 17, 2006 End Date/Time: Jul 18, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jun 17, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2006
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Mineralogists are able to draw on a wide range of techniques which allow for the automated analysis of earth resource materials. These include optical, near infra-red, x-ray beam, laser beam, electron beam, and proton beam techniques, to name a few.

This conference aims to bring together professionals concerned with the analysis and interpretation of mineralogical data using automated techniques, as well those involved with the development of hardware and software solutions to aid automated mineralogical analysis. Papers are invited on the following suggested topics:

reviews on existing automated techniques
new automated techniques
optical-based systems
electron-beam based systems
X-ray based system
software data processing packages in-stream, on-line, on-belt analysis
applications in the earth resources industries
process mineralogy case studies
novel sample preparation techniques
case studies