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  • Article - 24 Sep 2012
    Lab-based techniques such as inductively coupled plasma and atomic absorption spectroscopy (ICP and AAS) are used commonly for analyzing geological samples.
  • Article - 24 Sep 2012
    Portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) applications in the mining industry have increased tremendously in the 21st century.
  • Article - 24 Sep 2012
    The many industrial uses for zinc (Zn) create a strong global demand for the metal from major producers in Asia, Australia, and the Americas.
  • Article - 13 Sep 2012
    Porphyry deposits are very attractive exploration and mining targets due to their high tonnage and relatively easy open pit mining. They are commonly associated with porphyritic intrusive rocks, i.e.,...
  • Article - 13 Sep 2012
    Tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb), tungsten (W), and tin (Sn) are mainly used in high-end technology products.
  • Article - 13 Sep 2012
    Mining and exploration activities for precious metals have risen due to both high prices and increased demand. Precious metals are a collection of valuable metals that includes gold, silver, and the...
  • Article - 13 Sep 2012
    Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are commonly used in consumer electronics such as televisions, cameras, and mobile phones, as well as automobile catalytic converters and rechargeable batteries due to their...
  • Article - 13 Sep 2012
    Throughout history, gold (Au) has been a very valuable metal because of its monetary worth and unique physical and chemical properties; it is chemically stable (does not oxidize, unlike other metals)...
  • Article - 28 Mar 2012
    There are several techniques for elemental analysis. However, none are as flexible in the analytical range and material type as X-ray fluorescence. This article presents the benefits of wavelength...