Canadian Mining Journal


MINERAL ID: New features in EZ-ID software from Spectral Evolution

Kaolinite scalars Credit: Spectral Evolution

Kaolinite scalars Credit: Spectral Evolution

MASSACHUSETTS – Spectral Evolution’s EZ-ID mineral identification software is now able to match unknown samples to three libraries of over 1,100 minerals for instant identification in the field.

EZ-ID running on one of Spectral Evolution’s field spectrometers, such as the oreXpress, oreXplorer, or oreXpert, allows users to unmix minerals in a sample using match regions to focus on specific absorption features. Now, the match regions of interest can be saved as pre-sets for comparison when looking for similar minerals.

Other EZ-ID features include scalars, which provide additional information on geological formation, crystallinity changes, alteration pattern shifts and geochemical conditions as well as the ability to create a custom library from known samples with the Custom Library Module software. The optional conversion of ASD files (a type of temporary backup file) for use with EZ-ID allows users to save their existing libraries and databases.

EZ-ID works through the DARWin SP Data Acquisition software interface with all Spectral Evolution spectrometers and spectroradiometers.

Established in 2004, Spectral Evolution manufactures laboratory and handheld portable spectrometers, spectroradiometers and spectrophotometers.

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