Excited x-rays identify minerals as ore moves down conveyor belt: M38-8/7E-PDF

"In the uranium mining industry, the presence of uranium ore can be detected through its natural radioactivity but there are few techniques which allow detection of non-radioactive elements. An electronic ore-sorting system using X-ray fluorescence has been developed at the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Ottawa, to allow the extension of sorting techniques to other minerals. This system operates on ore sizes from 2 to 10 inches. Rejection of waste material before much effort has been spent in processing means that for a given grinding capacity and reagent quantity, a greater output of final product can be obtained"--p. 43.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Mines Branch.
Title Excited x-rays identify minerals as ore moves down conveyor belt
Series Title Reprint series ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. "Reprinted from Canadian Electronics Engineering, June, 1966." Historical publication digitized from print 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada].
Date 1966.
Number of Pages p. 43-45 :
Catalogue Number
  • M38-8/7E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300086
Subject Terms Minerals, Detection