Sampling and Analysis – International Mining Magazine

IMA Engineering is one of the first companies to integrate X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology into the drill core analysis process. Together with our partners from Mine On-Line Service we developed and produced the Nordic region’s first mobile core scanner prototype more than seven years ago.

Ilpo Auranen, Chairman of IMA Engineering, has been recently interviewed by the International Mining Magazine on the topics of drill core analysis and analyze while drilling with IMA Blast hole Sampler-Analyzer robots.

You can read the full interview with Ilpo Auranen in this month’s online edition of International Mining Magazine on page 68-69.

You can also download the article as a PDF below.

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In this interview, Ilpo talks, among other things, about the results produced with the IMA XRF enabled technology, especially in drill core analysis. Furthermore, he gives examples from a demonstration as part of the European H2020-backed ITERAMS project.


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What is IMA Engineering?

IMA Engineering has used on-line sensors for analyzing ore and waste rock in mining for more than 25 years. Today IMA on-line sensors are used in various stages of the mining process including on-line analysis of drill cores, drill chips, ore and waste in loader bucket, ROM ore analysis on belt conveyor belt and in bulk ore sorting and in slurry analysis in concentrators.

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