Drilling at HCM W.Apliki Copper Deposit

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Several areas were sampled with a hand core drilling method at various geological points (faults, gossan, stock work etc.) around the West Apliki deposit. In addition, five reverse circulation holes were drilled to verify the existing resource calculations that are based on past drilling results. Geological and mineralogical description and chemical analysis were conducted. All […]

Sorting pilots started at Lovisagruvan

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The X-Mine pilot sorting system is integrated into an extra-wide sea container (the so-called mobile sorter). The pilot experiments with the mobile sorter have been started at the Swedish Zn – Pb mine, Lovisagruvan, in October 2019. The first results are very promising: The sorter is able to sort the rocks into ore and waste, […]

Forthcoming conferences​

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The X-mine project will present in the following conferences:​ Fennoscandian Exploration & Mining, Levi, Finland, 29 – 31 Oct 2019 (please come and see us at the VTT booth)​ EU Raw materials week in Brussels, Belgium: X-Mine project will have a presentation on Monday 18th of October in the “Horizon 2020 Technology Success Stories” event

Mobile sorters arrival at Lovisa​

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The sorting pilots in the X-mine project are starting. The sorting system is integrated into an extra-wide sea container (the so-called mobile sorter), which can easily be transported to the mines. The first mobile sorter has arrived at the Swedish mine, Lovisagruvan, in September 2019. After installation and training, the actual sorting experiments will start […]

X-MINE General Assembly in Sweden​

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14 partners took part in the X-MINE General Assembly meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday June 11th.​ The meeting was organized by Orexplore AB with participant organizations: VTT (lead partner), Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), Orexplore, Advacam, Antmicro, Lovisagruvan, Hellas Gold,​ Assarel Medet, Hellenic Copper Mines, Institutul Geologic al Romaniei (IGR), Bergskraft Bergslagen AB and […]

X-MINE General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece 22 October 2018

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How can innovative XRF and XRT technology applied to mineral sorting and drill core scanning, paired with multi sensor development, contribute to the sustainable supply of mineral raw materials in the European Union? 14 partners took part in the X-MINE General Assembly meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece on Monday October 22. During the meeting, a lot […]

X-MINE project advances into sensor trial phase

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The X-MINE project is progressing into the sensor trial phase after a successful General Assembly and Technical Meeting in Krakow, Poland on September 25th and with an additional visit to the Comex manufacturing facilities in the nearby Kety on September 26th, 2018. The consortium has agreed on the first mineral rock classification trials comparing the […]