Real -Time Mining: Sensors for materials characterization

Feven Desta, Mike Buxton, Harald van der Werff, Marinus Dalm

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Sensors are being used as laboratory and in-situ techniques for characterization and definition of raw material properties. However, application of sensor technologies for underground mining resource extraction is very limited and highly dependent on the geological and operational environment. In our study the potential of RGB imaging, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) spectroscopy and Hyperspectral imaging for the characterization of polymetallic sulphide minerals in a test case of the Reiche Zeche underground mine was investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventJoint Conference of UNEXMIN, ¡VAMOS! and RTM Projects - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 30 Jan 201830 Jan 2018


ConferenceJoint Conference of UNEXMIN, ¡VAMOS! and RTM Projects
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  • sensor data
  • RGB
  • FTIR
  • hyperspectral imaging
  • polymetallic sulphide ore
  • material discrimination


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