Characterizing minerals and ores with fast & easy XRD & XRF
Benchtop systems for complete mineral analysis
The titanium-iron oxide mineral ilmenite is the primary source of titanium for high-performance alloys and titanium dioxide. A heavily mined mineral, this ore occurs as two different morphologies—hard rock and heavy sand ilmenite.
While prevalent worldwide, not all ilmenite samples exhibit the same quality. To evaluate the grade of this ore, it is important to know the chemical and mineralogical composition of the sample.
Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ EQUINOX 100 X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) is a cost-effective solution for routine QC/QA in industrial labs, dynamic studies, formulation determinations, and teaching labs.
The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ QUANT’X EDXRF Spectrometer is an easily transportable benchtop instrument ideal for the rapid screening and fingerprinting of ores, minerals, and industrial products for the major and minor elements or oxides.
Read how the ARL EQUINOX 100 X-ray Diffractometer, in combination with the ARL QUANT’X EDXRF Spectrometer, were used to compare the chemical composition and phase compositions of ilmenite samples from different regions.
The mineralogy of the samples exhibits clear differences between the deposit locations, demonstrating a very suitable analytical solution to fully investigate ore samples and determine their quality.