Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed
Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed Photo: Magnus Stenberg, Luleåfotograferna View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed

Published: 3 March 2020

Applied Geochemistry has successfully completed the installation of three laboratories (co-financed by Kempe foundation and Labfond) for quantitative target mineralogy (QanTmin).

"We believe that this state-of-the-art technology at LTU will result in significant discoveries," says Thomas Aiglsperger, associate senior lecturer, who is responsible for the QanTmin laboratories.

QanTmin is a workflow that can be defined as the combination of finding target minerals in trace mineralogy by applying innovative concentration techniques like hydroseparation and the automated numerical description of solid samples with respect to (i) their mineralogical composition, (ii) the chemical composition of identified minerals as well as (iii) their general nature of appearance including morphology and isotopic studies. The three new QanTmin laboratory facilities at LTU are: a ZEISS Sigma 300 VP SEM for automated quantitative mineralogy, a hydroseparation laboratory for heavy mineral concentration and a fully equipped sample preparation laboratory.

Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed Photo: Thomas Aiglsperger
Thomas Aiglsperger

Thomas Aiglsperger, Associate Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 491016
Organisation: Applied Geochemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering