Automated Mineralogy

Fast and comprehensive automated mineralogy.

Automated mineralogy provides modal mineralogy, mineral liberation, mineral locking associations, grain size distributions, chemical composition and more for particles and solid samples.

Automated mineralogy makes use of scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometers (EDS) to identify and characterize minerals based on their chemistry. Searches for precious metal minerals down to 0.5 µm are fast and detailed.

The mineralogy group at AuTec makes use of three state of the art Tescan Integrated Mineral Analyzers (TIMA) for automated analysis. These systems are the latest and most comprehensive mineral analysis systems on the market.

For more information please contact the head of our mineralogy group, Dr. Peter Whittaker at

For more information on the equipment used by AuTec, please click the link below.