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Analysis of Base Metal Sulfides Using XRF and Fusion

Sulfide ores are important sources for several elements, such as Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Co, Mo, Bi, Sb, Cd, Ag, Au, Se, Te. To obtain maximum yields from a deposit, it is crucial to know the concentrations of the valuable elements in ores and concentrates at various stages of the mining process.

The universal need of mining industries for quick, reproducible and accurate sulfide analysis prompted Malvern Panalytical to develop the analytical solution described here. This method is revolutionary as it alleviates the difficulties traditionally encountered in XRF analysis of base metal sulfides and greatly simplifies the entire analytical process.

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