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Mineral ID Software Offers Batch Processing

June 1, 2014


Spectral Evolution said its EZ-ID software running on an oreXpress portable spectrometer is an ideal solution for fast, accurate mineral identification in the field, matching an unknown mineral against a known spectral library-with the USGS and SpecMIN libraries available. EZ-ID now features a new batch mode capability that allows geologists to save scan files in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format, a comma separated file, or a tab delimited text file. Batch processing is frequently used to format scans for use with other third-party mining software; for example, geological modeling or mine planning. By default, the output file will show the mineral matches for the spectra with the five highest match scores. Or, users can set output to specify the number of scores selected and a minimum score threshold. In addition to batch processing, EZ-ID with the SpecMIN library now includes enhanced access to mineral information and bibliography features. It includes an extensive and dynamic library of nearly 4,000 spectra of common and rare species. In addition to the spectra, EZ-ID now provides one-click access for each mineral to information on physical properties, occurrences, chemistry (including formulas), and associations. EZ-ID software, according to the company, delivers real-time mineral identification for outcrops, in pits, with hand samples, and is especially useful in fast and accurate core logging applications.

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Source: Engineering and Mining Journal

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